Brothers and Sisters, (from TPFFA L3888)
Details have now been confirmed for the ceremony for Pierre Lacroix.
The following info was received from the OPFFA
ATTENTION ALL OPFFA LOCALS:
Please see current information shared by Montreal President Christ Ross regarding the LODD Funeral for Montreal Firefighter Pierre Lacroix. We will forward updates as we receive them.
Please take note that all participants MUST show proof of double vaccination to participate.
In keeping with the wishes expressed by the family of Pierre Lacroix, firefighter at fire station 64, who died in the line of duty on October 18th during a water rescue operation, and in order to pay solemn tribute to our fallen firefighter, ceremonies in his honour have been organized as follows:
Wake and Public Visitation:
Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Quai Alexandra in Montréal’s Old Port, located at 200, rue de la Commune Ouest, in Montréal
Official Funeral Service:
Friday, October 29, 2021, at 12 p.m., at Notre-Dame basilica, located at 110, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, in Montréal
The procession will walk between the two locations at 10:30 am, it is about a 1.2 km walk.
Recognition Ceremony (following the funeral service):
Friday, October 29, 2021, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, located at 1001, place Jean-Paul Riopelle, in Montréal Food and drink will be provided after the funeral for everyone.
Friday night L125 will be hosting a reception downtown for those that will still be in town. We are still working on these details.
We will be staying at the Holiday Inn we have a block of rooms at a rate of $139 for a single or double occupancy room.
Click Toronto Fire Fighters to book your room.
Holiday Inn Montreal Centreville Downtown, an IHG Hotel
999 Rue Saint-Urbain, Montréal, QC H2Z 0B4•(514) 878-9888
There is also a Thursday night reception and Friday reception being held by the Emerald Society at;
Hurley’s Irish Pub
1225 Crescent St
We will be leaving from Yorkdale Shopping Center, North West parking lot, we have permission from Yorkdale to use their Northwest Lot, we will be departing this location at 8:30 am. See attached map.
Leaving from Yorkdall Shopping Center
Second Stop will be at Whitby South Go Parking Lot.
Third stop in Kingston at 401 and Division St.
Thursday, October 28th
8:30 am leave Yorkdale mall Toronto
9:00 am Whitby Go station
11:00 am Refresher stop in Kingston
3:00 pm arrive in Montreal
6:00 pm Emerald Society Reception at Hurley’s Irish Pub
Friday, October 29th
10:00 am form up at Quai Alexandra in Montréal’s Old Port, 200, rue de la Commune Ouest
Noon Funeral Service
5:00 pm Leaving Montreal
8:00 pm Refresher stop in Kingston.
10:00 pm Whitby Go
11:00 pm Yorkdale mall
The Emerald Society would like to have an idea on numbers that will be attending from Toronto as they will be hosting a reception Friday Night. Please use the following form to help our brothers and sisters in Montreal to reserve a spot for us at Hurley’s Pub.
The form will also allow you to reserve a seat on the bus, please use this form Here.
Chair, Ceremonial and Bereavement Committee
Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association
I.A.F.F. Local 3888