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Postby cosmo » Mon Nov 13, 2006 6:18 pm

Line of Duty Deaths Announcements

Robert Beaudoin
Local Number: L1667
City, State: Port Alberni, BC

It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Fire Fighter Robert Beaudoin of IAFF Local 1667 – Port Alberni, British Columbia. Brother Beaudoin, 56, died on Sunday, November 12, 2006 of cancer.

As soon as more information is received regarding funeral services, we will update the website.


RIP Brother.

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Postby FFWannabe » Mon Nov 13, 2006 7:46 pm

Deepest sympathies to Brother Beaudoin's friends and family.

Rest easy

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Postby cosmo » Sat Nov 18, 2006 12:35 pm

cosmo wrote:As soon as more information is received regarding funeral services, we will update the website.


RIP Brother.


The funeral will be held on Monday, November 20, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at the Glenwood Sports Centre, 4480 Vimy Street, Port Alberni, British Columbia, (250) 723-2181. When ordering flowers, please have delivered: c/o Port Alberni Fire Department, 3699 10th Avenue, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 4W3, (250) 724-1351.

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Postby rescue1008 » Tue Dec 12, 2006 6:13 pm

Wonderful pictures Chris, thanks for posting.

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Postby bestcoast » Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:43 pm

It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Captain Randy Meyer of IAFF Local 455 - Windsor, Ontario. Brother Meyer, 57, died on Monday, February 26, 2007 from non-hodgkins lymphoma. The viewing will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2007 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Friday, March 2, 2007 from 2:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Windsor Chapel Funeral Home, 1700 Tecumseh Road, East, Windsor, Ontario N8W 1C7, (519) 253-7234. The funeral will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Barnabas Church, 2115 Chilver Road, Windsor, Ontario N8W 2V1, (519) 254-3584. You can send condolenses to Local 455 at: 815 Goyeau Street, Windsor, ON N9A 1H7.

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Postby spider5 » Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:24 pm

One of the finest men I've ever had the priviledge of meeting and working with. You can thank Rob for all the work put forward to have certain types of cancer recognized as Line of duty for Professional Firefighters in BC. Heaven just got a good one. RIP ROB. You'll be missed dearly.

Passing of Brother Robert Hall
IAFF - Line of Duty Death
To all Members,

It is with deep regret and sorrow that I must inform you on the passing of Acting Captain Brother Robert Hall. Brother Hall passed away yesterday, Monday August 27th at the age of 51. As many of you know Brother Hall was a past Secretary Treasurer of Local 18 as well as the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Association. The role he played in advancing the causes of fire fighters across Canada has been evident by the response from fire fighter Union representatives across North America. He was not only a fire fighter and Union leader, but also a personal friend. He is certainly going to be missed.

Rob passed away from one of the seven types of presumptive cancers now covered by WCB.

Fraternally, Rod MacDonald

Memorial Information

The memorial will be held on Wednesday, September 5th at 10:00 am at the St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church, SW Corner of Burrard & Nelson.

Please muster at #7 Fire Hall 0830 sharp in full dress uniform including caps.

The wake will be held directly after the memorial at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, 1088 Burrard St., Vancouver.

There will be no parking at #7 hall. Members are encouraged to park at the Wall Centre or sky train in.

For those members wishing to stay in town for the evening, the Sheraton Wall Centre has offered us a discount rate on standard rooms of $199.00 per night. For further information, please contact Linda at the Union Office at 604-436-3335.
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Postby FLASHOVER05 » Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:56 am

Far too many on duty deaths. Cancer has no place in the Fire Service~
How the hell did I end up here?????

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Postby spider5 » Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:58 pm

Great turn out today for Brother Halls funeral. FF's from right across Canada in attendance, over 1,000 in all. Thank you for all that attended.




spider5 wrote:One of the finest men I've ever had the priviledge of meeting and working with. You can thank Rob for all the work put forward to have certain types of cancer recognized as Line of duty for Professional Firefighters in BC. Heaven just got a good one. RIP ROB. You'll be missed dearly.

Passing of Brother Robert Hall
IAFF - Line of Duty Death
To all Members,

It is with deep regret and sorrow that I must inform you on the passing of Acting Captain Brother Robert Hall. Brother Hall passed away yesterday, Monday August 27th at the age of 51. As many of you know Brother Hall was a past Secretary Treasurer of Local 18 as well as the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Association. The role he played in advancing the causes of fire fighters across Canada has been evident by the response from fire fighter Union representatives across North America. He was not only a fire fighter and Union leader, but also a personal friend. He is certainly going to be missed.

Rob passed away from one of the seven types of presumptive cancers now covered by WCB.

Fraternally, Rod MacDonald

Memorial Information

The memorial will be held on Wednesday, September 5th at 10:00 am at the St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church, SW Corner of Burrard & Nelson.

Please muster at #7 Fire Hall 0830 sharp in full dress uniform including caps.

The wake will be held directly after the memorial at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, 1088 Burrard St., Vancouver.

There will be no parking at #7 hall. Members are encouraged to park at the Wall Centre or sky train in.

For those members wishing to stay in town for the evening, the Sheraton Wall Centre has offered us a discount rate on standard rooms of $199.00 per night. For further information, please contact Linda at the Union Office at 604-436-3335.

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Vancouver firefighter left cancer rights legacy, mourners hear

Postby spider5 » Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:01 pm

Up to 1,000 firefighters gathered in downtown Vancouver Wednesday for the funeral of Robert Hall, a firefighter who played a key role in getting the province to recognize certain cancers as occupational hazards.


Hundreds turned out for Robert Hall's funeral at St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church in downtown Vancouver.

The Vancouver firefighter died of colorectal cancer at age 51 on Aug. 27. As a result of lobbying led by Hall, that disease was among the seven types of cancer listed as occupational hazards for firefighters in legislation introduced by the B.C. government in October 2005.

A crowd of up to 1,000 — nearly all firefighters from across B.C., the rest of Canada and the United States — attended the memorial service Wednesday morning at St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church on Nelson Street.

Rod MacDonald, the president of Vancouver Fire Fighters' Union Local 18 and one of Hall's best friends, was among those who praised Hall for leaving a legacy that would benefit other firefighters.

"We have, if you want to call it, comfort in knowing that if we contract this disease, which we're getting more than the general population, that if it turns out to be fatal, our families are taken care of," MacDonald told the mourners.


Before the funeral, fellow firefighters carry out a formal march from Number 7 Fire Hall, where Robert Hall served.
The other cancers recognized as occupational hazards for firefighters were brain cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, ureter cancer and leukemia.

Vancouver Fire Chief Ray Holdgate said Hall deserves to be recognized for fighting tirelessly for firefighters throughout the province.

"What he did during his time as a firefighter is probably more than most of us would do in an entire career, so we're very thankful for that," Holdgate said.

Earlier Wednesday morning, a firefighters muster was carried out at Number 7 Fire Hall on Haro Street, where Hall used to work.

Hall leaves behind a wife and five children.

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Postby sunfire67 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:05 pm

Richard "Ko Ko" Turgeon
RICHARD "KO KO" TURGEON (Deputy Fire Chief -- Pearson International Airport, "GTAA") Suddenly in Barrie on Friday, December 30, 2011 at the age of 47. Richard, beloved husband of Mary Thormin and her children Brendan Thormin and Travis Sides. Cherished son of Aline Theberge Turgeon of Rouyn Noranda, PQ. Predeceased by his father Jean-Marc Turgeon. Dear brother of Marc (Lidia) of Rouyn Noranda, PQ, Gerald (Louise) of Rosemere, PQ, Marielle Turgeon (Jim Bennett), Darquise Turgeon all of Edmonton, AB and loving uncle of Tammy, Kevin, Valerie, Maxime and Marc-Andre. Richard will be missed by his Firefighter and Military brothers and sisters. He will also be missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.


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