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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