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Seven Ottawa firefighters among those honoured at annual ceremony remembering the fallen

Ottawa Citizen

Author of the article:Taylor Blewett
Publishing date:Sep 14, 2020

OTTAWA — September 13, 2020 — The Canadian Firefighters Annual Memorial Ceremony was held in a small in person ceremony that was streamed virtually from the Canadian Firefighters Memorial, Sunday, September 13, 2020

William Driscoll. Maynard McEwan. Robert McVeity. Gordon Paquette. Ted Tokaryk. Richard Walker. Grant Wilson.

In a small group, in the rain, a contingent of local firefighters and representatives from the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation gathered on LeBreton Flats on Sunday for a pandemic version of the annual ceremony honouring lives lost in the line of duty.

Seven Ottawa firefighters among those honoured at annual ceremony remembering the fallen

The names of seven Ottawa firefighters will be engraved on the memorial wall at the downtown monument to Canadian firefighters, along with 69 others from across the country. Some were active duty firefighters when they died, but the majority are considered legacy deaths – those who died, in retirement, from rare forms of cancer or other designated work-related illnesses. The seven Ottawa names all fall under the legacy category.

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2020 CANADIAN FIREFIGHTER MEMORIAL SERVICE

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation will conduct a solemn service to honour and remember all those firefighters that have given their lives in service to Canadians.

Join a small contingent of Foundation and local firefighters as we honour, virtually, those that have been engraved on the Canadian Firefighter Memorial. The ceremony will be live streamed (sponsored by M&L Supply) on the 13th of September at 1100 hours EST on the Foundation’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CFFF.FCPMS. We respectfully ask that the ceremony not be attended by those close to the memorial site in order to respect government guidelines during the pandemic.

 

CÉRÉMONIE 2020 À LA MÉMOIRE DES POMPIERS CANADIENS

En raison de la pandémie actuelle, la Fondation canadienne des pompiers morts en service procédera en toute dignité à une simple cérémonie commémorative qui verra à rendre Hommage à tous les pompiers qui ont fait l’ultime sacrifice au service des Canadiens et Canadiennes et à perpétuer leur Souvenir.

Joignez-vous en ligne, de façon virtuelle, à un petit groupe de pompiers de la Fondation et de la région pour honorer ceux et celles dont le nom a été gravé sur le Monument aux pompiers canadiens (MPC). La cérémonie sera retransmise en direct (commanditée par M&L Supply) le dimanche 13 septembre, à 11 h (HNE), sur la page Facebook de la Fondation à l’adresse https://www.facebook.com/CFFF.FCPMS. Nous demandons respectueusement aux personnes qui se trouvent dans la région immédiate du site du MPC de ne pas assister à la cérémonie afin de respecter les consignes sanitaires du gouvernement en temps de pandémie.

OPFFA Local 162 Minutes
Regular Association Meeting – Wednesday, September 2, 2020.
Held at St. Anthony Soccer Club, 523 St. Anthony St.
19:00 hours.

Members Present 56
Quorum was present at 19:00 hours.

1. Opening of meeting by Chair – The meeting was opened at 19:00 hours by President Sobey. He thanked the Executive Board as well as Gary and Agnes our staff, for all their work in making this meeting happen. The Board will review what worked and what didn’t with Brother Housch and Agnes to determine what works the best for meeting with the current COVID restrictions and where we can improve.

2. Moment of Silent Remembrance – The members present observed a moment of silence for those Brother and Sister Firefighters and their family members who have passed away since the last Regular Meeting.

3. Applications for Membership – Brothers Babin, Belisle, Davidson, Haughn, Kingan, Lalonde, Leslie, Normand, Payne, Pesnel, Seabrook and Woodside and Sisters Krasubar and Moffat applied for membership in the Association.

4. Voting on Applications for Membership
Motion: That the candidates present be granted membership in the Ottawa Professional Fire Fighters’ Association.
Moved Brother Collins Second Brother Patey
CARRIED

5. Reading of the Previous Minutes

Motion: To dispense with the reading of the previous minutes from the meeting February 18, 2020.
Moved: Brother Williams Second: Brother Randall
CARRIED

6. Nominations
President Sobey reviewed the process for the nominations. He advised the members present that Brother Scott Williams will act as returning officer for the election this year.

Brother Todd rose on a point of information that if someone was nominated for two offices and did not respond in 48 hours, they would be deemed to be running for the senior position for which they were nominated. That was confirmed as correct by President Sobey.

President Sobey called nominations open for the position of President
1. Brother Lemieux nominated Brother Dillabaugh
2. Brother Murphy nominated Sister McMIllan
3. Brother Penney nominated Brother McLennan

After the last nomination, President Sobey called three times for further nominations and declared the nominations closed.

President Sobey asked the nominees in reverse order if they would allow their name to stand for that office.
1. Brother McLennan let his name stand
2. Sister McMillan let her name stand
3. Brother Dillabaugh let his name stand

President Sobey then called for nominations open for the position of Vice president
1. Brother Caron nominated Brother André
2. Brother Murphy nominated Brother Kelly

After the last nomination, President Sobey called three times for further nominations and declared the nominations closed.

Brother Kelly rose on a point of order and asked for the nominations to be open again as there was a misunderstanding concerning the nomination of Brother Kelly and another member’s name being used in the nomination speech.
The floor unanimously agreed to the point of order however, there were no further nominations.

President Sobey asked the nominees in reverse order if they would allow their name to stand for that office.
1. Brother Kelly let his name stand
2. Brother André let his name stand

President Sobey called nominations open for the position of Treasurer
1. Brother Venditti nominated Brother Leicht

After the last nomination, President Sobey called three times for further nominations and declared the nominations closed.

President Sobey asked Brother Leicht if he would let his name stand.
Brother Leicht let his name stand and President Sobey declared Brother Leicht elected by acclamation.

President Sobey called nominations open for the position of Executive Board Member
1. Sister Greer nominated Brother Collins
2. Brother Dillabaugh nominated Brother Lemieux
3. Brother Walker nominated Brother Beaudoin
4. Brother Beaudoin nominated Brother Todd
5. Brother Ault nominated Brother Venditti
6. Brother Todd nominated Brother Davey
7. Brother Kelly nominated Brother McMillan
8. Brother Penney was nominated but was deemed not eligible to run.

After the last nomination, President Sobey called three times for further nominations and declared the nominations closed.

President Sobey asked the nominees in reverse order if they would allow their name to stand for that office.
1. Brother McMillan let his name stand
1. Brother Davey let his name stand via a written letter to the Executive Director
2. Brother Venditti let his name stand
3. Brother Todd let his name stand
4. Brother Beaudoin let his name stand
5. Brother Lemieux let his name stand
6. Brother Collins let his name stand

7. Reports of Officers and Committees

7.1. President’s Report – Presented by President Sobey
President Sobey advised he had circulated his report. He highlighted and added the following to his report:

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