IAFF Memorial – 2021

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3888 UNION NOTICE: #21-044
Monday, March 1, 2021
Subject: Ceremonial and Bereavement Committee 2021 Events.

Brothers and Sisters,

COVID-19 has turned our world around this past year. The City of Toronto has cancelled all major events through July 1st. Unfortunately, this includes two of our favourites, the St. Patrick’s Day and Easter Parades.

Let’s hope everything can get back to normal soon.

The 2021 IAFF Memorial in September will see twelve of our fallen members honoured for their ultimate sacrifice. As in the past, our Association will, as always, provide financial assistance for the families to attend. As a personal touch, each family is assigned a TPFFA escort to help navigate the memorial event and present the memorial IAFF flag at the ceremony.

Our LODD Fallen Members that will be honoured this year at the 2021 IAFF Memorial are;

Brian Kirby
James Miller
Robert L Blair
Gordon W. Crawford
Edmond F. Lynch
Gregory A. Simerson
Wayne Elford
William R Hawkins
Roger K. Martin
Patrick Victor Kelly
Glenn Grieve
Gary E. Campbell

The 2020 Memorial was held Virtually, therefore families were unable to visit the memorial wall in-person. It is our intention to have those families attend the 2021 Memorial.

Our committee will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation. We will continue to work within the rules to new ways to honour our fallen as best we can.

In solidarity,

Gerlando Peritore
Chair, Ceremonial and Bereavement Committee
Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association
I.A.F.F. Local 3888