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Always Loved, Never Forgotten

Recently Fallen

Roy Ross
Roy Ross

Born: July 13, 1935
Joined OFD: Dec 1, 1960
Retired: July 31, 1935
Deceased: March 14, 2024

Peter Allain
Peter Allain

Born: 1946
Joined OFD: 1970
Retired: June 3, 2002
Deceased: March 2, 2024

George Leo Lajoie
George Leo Lajoie​

Born: Jan 2, 1942
Joined GFD: May 17, 1967
Retired: June 30, 1997
Deceased: Dec 26, 2023

Donald Anderson
Donald Anderson​

Joined GFD: Aug 18, 1978
Retired: Dec 31, 2003
Deceased: Nov 16 , 2023

Gary Attfield
Gary Attfield​

Born: Sept 9, 1954
Joined OFD: Jan 10, 1977
Retired: Aug 30, 2010
Deceased: Oct. 2023

FireFighters Prayer

When I am called to duty, God wherever flames may rage,
give me strength to save a life, whatever be its age.
Help me to embrace a little child before it’s too late,
or save an older person from the horror of that fate.
Enable me to be alert to hear the weakest shout,
and quickly and efficiently to put the fire out.
I want to fill my calling and to give the best in me,
to guard my neighbor and protect his property.
And if according to your will I have to lose my life,
bless with your protecting hand my loving family from strife.

About Us

Welcome to Ottawa Firefighters Community Foundation

In September, 2002 a small group led, by Retired Ottawa Fire Inspector Dawson McVeetors, decided to hold a remembrance ceremony for New York’s fallen Fire Fighters – one year after the tragic events of 911. The memorial ceremony continued annually on the grounds of Ottawa City Hall.


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