Mississauga Fire Chief Garry W. Morden: an aloha and farewell

October 27th, 2008  

UPDATE: Monday, October 27, 2008  11:10 pm   MISSISSAUGAWATCH visited two fire stations this morning —Fairview and Glen Erin.  This our tribute to Mississauga Fire Chief Garry W. Morden.  With Aloha

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Fire chief laid to rest today

By: The Mississauga News
October 27, 2008 09:22 AM –

The funeral of highly-respected Mississauga Fire Chief Garry Morden is expecting to draw hundreds of mourners today, including virtually all of the City’s firefighters who are not assigned to duty.

Morden, 56, died last Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. He will be buried in a funeral mass this morning at 10 a.m. at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church on Cawthra Rd.

The funeral proceedings will include formal fire service honours. The flags at the Civic Centre and all City facilities have been lowered and will remain at half-staff until after the chief’s burial.

Photo Courtesy Mississauga News. hoto by Steven Der-Garabedian

Photo by Steven Der-Garabedian (Mississauga News)

“Garry was a role model for staff and he will be sadly missed by all of us here at the City, and by his colleagues in emergency services across the country,” said City Manager Janice Baker after his death.

“This is a very sad day for Mississauga,” said Mayor Hazel McCallion. “Chief Morden has been an inspiration and a great community supporter over the years.”

Hundreds of people turned out to offer their condolences to Morden’s wife Denise and their children, Jason and Shawn, at visitations over the weekend at Turner and Porter Funeral Home on Hurontario St.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH —With Respect and Appreciation

Mississauga Fire Chief Garry W. Morden at Budget Committee (November 14, 2007)Mississauga Fire Chief Garry W. Morden (November 14, 2007)

In Memory of Mississauga Fire Chief Garry W. Morden Fairview Station (October 27, 2008)Fairview Fire Station (October 27, 2008)

In Memory of Mississauga Fire Chief Garry W. Morden half-mast Fairview Fire Station (October 27, 2008)Half Mast Fairview Fire Station (October 27, 2008

Mississauga (Fairviiew) Fire Truck returns (October 27, 2008)Mississauga Fire Truck Returning to Fairview Station  (October 27, 2008)

In Memory of Garry W. Morden: Half Mast Mississauga City Hall (October 27, 2008)Half Mast Mississauga City Hall (October 27, 2008)

In Memory of Mississauga Fire Chief Garry W. Morden Glen Erin Stn (Octpber 27, 2008)Glen Erin Fire Station (Octpber 27, 2008)

In Memory of Mississauga Fire Chief Garry W. Morden Glen Erin A115 Firefighter helmet (October 27, 2008) Glen Erin Station A115 Firefighter Helmet (October 27, 2008)

Signed,

The (Garry W. Morden: EXCELLENCE) Mississauga Muse

UPDATE: MONDAY OCTOBER 27, 2008 2:40 pm  From our Missy News.

Fire Chief funeral draws hundreds of mourners

By: Louie Rosella

October 27, 2008 01:39 PM – Garry Morden was laid to rest today, not only as Mississauga’s fire chief, but as a loving father, proud grandfather, devoted husband, best friend and tireless charity-giver.

The list goes on and on.

The tears and grief as Morden’s flag-draped coffin was carried into a Mississauga church this morning by some of the Mississauga firefighters who were his closest friends were juxtaposed by laughter and fine memories at the funeral for the 56-year-old Erin Mills resident…

Staff Photo by Fred Loek MISSISSAUGA NEWS pic: Mourning our Missy Fire Chief

Staff Photo by Fred Loek(Mississauga News)

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