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November 22nd 2014
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May 20th 2014
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Montreal Gazette Obituary : PERRIN, Darrel F.C. May 21.2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Darrel F.C. Perrin at the age of 67, at home in Montreal on May 19, 2014. He will be missed and loved forever and always by loving wife Margaret; children Sean and Shannon; and grandchildren Hayden, Niomi, Hartlyn and Kyle. Brothers Barry, Grant, Glen and Dean; sisters Marilyn, Darlene and Leanne; 25 nieces and nephews; 12 great- nieces and nephews; and countless cousins and friends. Visitation on Thursday, May 22 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Friday, May 23 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Rideau Funeral Home, 4275 Des Sources, D.D.O. 514 685-3344. A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Family will receive condolences an hour prior to the Service. You may leave your tribute at In lieu of flowers, donations can made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.


Spent five years with Darrel in the Roxboro Volunteer Fire Brigade, and have fond memories of our time together. We visited Nashville, Memphis and Montgomery in March of 1977 and presented Hank Snow with a RVFB Crest, in recognition of his work for abused children.

My sympathies go out to his wife and family, and I will remember Darrel in my prayers.

Tom Lipscombe

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The above condolence book will remain online until May 2015 courtesy of the family.


January 16th 2014
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R.I.P. Don Ouellette

Just wanted to let you guy”s know that Don Ouellette died yesterday at the age of 79 . I will let you know the details later.

Carole Belisle ( Gilles Belisle)
Administrative Assistant to
Larry Onions
Investors Group
6500 Trans-Canada Hwy
Pointe-Claire, Qc H9R 0A5


Jan 18, 2014

Information for Don Ouellette: Visits will be:
Sunday Jan 26/14 from 12:00 to 4:30 p. m .

Eulogy will be held at:
Yves Legare (D\'Allaire)
14370 Pfds Blvd
Pfds, QC



February 3rd 2013
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RICHARD Frank Jensen

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Great seeing history of Roxboro Volunteer Fire department.

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February 2nd 2013
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This is a really great 1930\'s vintage fire department film:

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December 21st 2012
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Montreal firefighter laid to rest

Jul 20, 2012

A few thousand firefighters gathered Friday to pay tribute to a Montreal colleague who died after being struck by a fire truck at the scene of a blaze.

The private civic funeral service for Thierry Godfrind was held at the Notre-Dame Basilica in Old Montreal as family, friends and firefighters from across the continent paid their last respects.
A fellow firefighter stands by a truck decorated with Godfrind\'s portrait. (CBC)

Godfrind, 39, died last Friday after being hit by the same vehicle that brought him to a fire in a north-end neighbourhood.

He was among firefighters from three stations that responded to a call on Dutrisac Street because of a pot on a stove. According to Montreal Fire Chief Serge Tremblay, Godfrind stepped off the truck and was struck by the vehicle.

An estimated 2,000 Montreal firefighters marched along with colleagues from other cities including Winnipeg, Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa and some U.S. cities.

They were joined by other emergency service personnel such as police officers and ambulance technicians.

Godfrind, who came to firefighting later in life, was hired by the City of Montreal in 2010.

Friends and colleagues said Godfrind showed tremendous commitment to the profession he loved, switching from his business background in his late 30s to become a fireman.

Many of his colleagues at the fire hall have not returned to work since the tragic event.

\"For a funeral like this, we try to give the family and his colleagues a bit of hope,\" Father Raymond Gravel said before the ceremony.

\"Firefighters are a tight group and some are shocked and overcome by what has happened so my hope is that the funeral gives them a little bit of hope.\"

Godfrind was the first Montreal firefighter to die in action since 2006.

His death is being investigated by Quebec\'s work and safety commission as well as the fire department itself.



August 31st 2012
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Montreal honours the memory of 37 people killed in 1972 club fire

MONTREAL - Montreal will today honour the memory of the 37 people who perished in one of the city’s worst fires — the Blue Bird Club fire 40 years ago tomorrow.

On Sept. 1, 1972, the Wagon Wheel, a club located just above the Blue Bird, was filled with about 200 people on a Friday night.

Three drunk men, upset at being denied entry by a bouncer, set fire to a staircase that served as the main entry to the Wagon Wheel. Many victims unable to escape died of smoke inhalation.

A memorial mass will be held at the Mary Queen of the World Cathedral this morning.

Montreal mayor Gerald Tremblay will then help unveil a commemorative stone in Phillips Square, near the scene of the tragedy, on which 37 names are inscribed.

Other activities will take place Saturday, the 40th anniversary of the fire.

Most of the 37 victims were in their teens and early 20s and another 56 people were injured.

Three men were convicted. James O\'Brien and Jean-Marc Boutin were found guilty of second-degree murder, and Gilles Eccles was convicted of manslaughter.

The fire was the worst in Montreal since the Laurier Palace theatre fire in 1927 in which 78 children died while watching a silent comedy film.

A plaque marks the spot of that fire but the Blue Bird site was razed and there\'s now a parking lot with nothing official to mark the scene of the tragedy.


Click HERE for photo of the candle vigil on Sept. 1, 2011 at the former site of the fire disaster at the Blue Bird Cafe in Montreal


August 14th 2012
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Man dies in Pierrefonds- Roxboro fire
Published on August 14, 2012
Benoît Philie

An 82-year-old man died in a three-alarm fire that broke out in a two-storey residential building on 3rd Ave. in Pierrefonds-Roxboro on Tuesday.

The fire started around 12:30 p.m. in the kitchen of a home where four people lived. According to the neighbours, a loud blast was heard.

By the time the firefighters arrived, the fire had already spread throughout the six-plex apartment building.

"We proceeded with the evacuation of the building," explained Michel Girard, of the Montreal Fire Department, "and found an 82-year-old man unconscious in the bathroom.

"We tried to revive him, but were unsuccessful. He was later pronounced dead at Sacré Coeur Hospital."

"We tried to revive him, but were unsuccessful. He was later pronounced dead at Sacré Coeur Hospital," Girard concluded. -

The man's wife and daughter were taken to the hospital to be treated for shock.

Sixty firefighters were called to the building and managed to get the fire under control around 2:15 p.m.

The fire department was not able to confirm whether the apartment was equipped with a working fire alarm.



February 20th 2012
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Burning desire to help out motivates volunteers

GOOD WORK: Mike Finucane says volunteers give so much to the community, they deserve recognition.

Running into a burning building to save lives can be all in a day\'s work for some firefighters but they don\'t do it for the glory.

Instead, what motivates them is their desire to help the community.

While they may not ask for recognition, Dannevirke\'s chief fire officer, Mike Finucane, said it was good to be able to give the volunteers something to reward them for the work they did.

Last week, Dannevirke Volunteer Fire Brigade members were rewarded for their efforts and presented with badges or bars to recognise their contribution to society as well as acknowledging the 10th anniversary of the International Year of the Volunteer.

\"Some of the brigade who have already received a medal, were presented with a bar and, for the newer members of the brigade, we presented them with the medal to wear on their undress uniform.

\"The members do a fantastic job and is great to be able to recognise their huge contribution to the community,\" Mr Finucane said.

There was more to being a firefighter than most people realised and this was mostly done on their own time. \"The training is a lot more intense than it used to be and there is more accountability,\" Mr Finucane said.

\"Each firefighter has to achieve a level of training so they can continue to respond to incidents in the community.\"

Being a volunteer firefighter was huge commitment as brigade members were on-call 24 hours a day seven days a week.

\"When you consider this is an unpaid job, it is a big commitment on not only their part but their families and employers as well.\"

The contribution employers make to the community is also recognised through the Employer Recognition Programme.

Dannevirke was one of several stations to trial the programme nationally, which Mr Finucane said had been quite successful.

\"It is an opportunity for the fire service to acknowledge the employers.

\"The members of the brigade are all volunteers and hold down day jobs and, when the siren goes, it is the employers who allow them to drop everything and leave so they can respond,\" he said.

\"Without their support, we wouldn\'t be able to continue to provide a good level of service to the community so their contribution is extremely valuable.\"

A number of certificates were presented to employers at last week\'s ceremony. They were also given copies of the Fire Service logo which they can use on signs outside their business or on advertising material.

\"It does cost businesses when a firefighter takes off out the door but, at the same time, having a volunteer on their staff gives them access to an employee who has additional training in first aid, leadership and operating machinery so there is some pluses for them.\"

Hawke\'s Bay Area assistant manager Nigel Hall said employers who helped and encouraged their staff in their volunteer work were helping to build a strong community.

\"From our perspective, it is a wonderful thing and it sends a strong message to the community of their support,\" he said.

\"We recently had a huge fire at Hawke\'s Bay Packaging and brigades from as faraway as Woodville responded.

\"Everyone worked throughout the night but the firefighters still had to go to work the next day even though they were probably exhausted but we couldn\'t do our jobs without the support of employers.\"

Volunteer bars presented to:

Trevor Brieske, Craig Brown, Andrew Donaldson, Peter Fieraband, Mike Finucane, Rowan Huxford, Neville Jacobsen, Blair King, Peter Sinclair, Scott Walker and James Kendrick.

Volunteer Medals were presented to Hamish Adie, Mathew Donaldson, Jake Fletcher, Mike Franssen, Mike Green, Keith Harris, Justin Howell, George Jensen, Tracey Nikora, Daniel Sinclair, Nisan Stephens, Ashley Stuart, Brook Tohiariki, Nigel Willers and Alfred Witana.



September 17th 2011
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Government of Canada Highlights New Tax Credit for Volunteer Firefighters


The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of National Revenue, accompanied by the Honorable John Duncan, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, attended the Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association (CVFSA) this weekend to promote a new tax credit for volunteer firefighters, a non-refundable tax credit passed in the 2011 federal budget.

Minister Shea also had the opportunity during the meeting to present the CVFSA Lifetime Achievement Award, a national award presented once a year to a deserving volunteer firefighter in Canada. "Every day in Canada, almost 85,000 brave men and women are ready to put their own lives at risk to protect the lives and property of their friends, neighbours, and even perfect strangers. I congratulate Terry Diabo for this prestigious award, and I am proud that our Government has introduced the Volunteer Firefighter Tax Credit in support of these efforts," said Minister Shea.

"I would like to congratulate Terry Diabo on receiving this important award," said Minister Duncan. "He has worked tirelessly and has volunteered with the Kahnawake Volunteer Fire Brigade and other local fire departments. Our government commends him for his strong dedication to serving the public and his support of strong and safe communities."

The non-refundable tax credit is available to any volunteer firefighter who serves at least 200 hours per year at one or more fire departments beginning on January 1, 2011. Services that make up those 200 hours include responding to and being on call for firefighting and other emergencies, attending meetings at the fire department, and taking courses in preventing and putting out fires. When an eligible firefighter claims the credit, they can reduce income taxes they have paid or will owe at tax time by as much as $450.

"This credit is one of several measures announced in Budget 2011 that will help Canadians and their families to keep hard-earned dollars in their pockets. I encourage all volunteer firefighters to learn more about the credit and to claim it when they file their 2011 income tax and benefit returns," added Minister Shea.

For more information about the volunteer firefighter's tax credit, go to .


National Revenue Minister Gail Shea today attended the Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association to promote the new volunteer firefighter's tax credit. When an eligible volunteer firefighter claims the credit on their tax return, they can reduce their tax bill by as much as $450.

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