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Pickering Honours Fallen Soldiers

Posted on Friday October 24, 2014

All flags at City of Pickering facilities are flying at half-mast to honour both Corporal Nathan Cirillo of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders of Canada Regiment who was killed while on duty at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, CD of the Joint Personnel Support Unit at the Integrated Personnel Support Centre who was killed in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec.

Additionally, books of condolences will be set up at City Hall, the Central Library, and the Pickering Recreation Complex to provide residents with the opportunity to express their thoughts, prayers and reflections.

“Corporal Cirillo died a hero while standing guard over one of our nation’s most sacred and revered monuments. Warrant Officer Vincent, CD was a decorated member of Canada’s military for 28 years, and died for his unwavering commitment to our country,” said Mayor Dave Ryan. “As we mourn the loss of these great patriots, we remain resolute that no acts of terror shall ever diminish our love for Canada and all that we hold dear.”


As the gateway to the east GTA, Pickering (population 94,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet. An award-winning municipality, Pickering is slated for significant economic and residential growth; offering an unparalleled quality of life for those who live, work, and play here. Its dynamic City Centre has been designated by the Province of Ontario as both an Urban Growth Centre and Mobility Hub, and continues to evolve as a preferred destination for creative learning, memorable events, and unique experiences at the heart of a vibrant, connected, and engaged community.

Mark Guinto
Coordinator, Public Affairs | Office of the Mayor
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