Friends and family of Michael Lumahang have set up a bank account to help pay for his funeral and to support his widow.
The 39-year-old died as he tried to rescue a 12-year-old boy from the Ottawa River last Saturday.
Police say a 24-year-old man also went into the water to help.
He and the boy returned to shore safely.
If you'd like to make a donation to Lumahang's family, you can do so at any TD Canada branch; the account number is 794-6417855.