Line of Duty Deaths Database

Francois J. Rivest
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Name
Francois J. Rivest
Local
L0255, Calgary
Gender
Male
Age
62
District
06
Occupation
Other
Type of Duty
Training
Fatal Injury Cause
Contact/Exposure - Smoke/Toxic Fire Prod.
Nature of Fatal Injury
Cancer - Esophageal
Date of Death
8/17/2015
Year Placed On Wall
2016
Multiple Line of Duty Incident
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No information available
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Biographical Comments

François was born August 24, 1952 and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He spent several years living in the United States including Santa Fe, New Mexico prior to moving and settling in Calgary, Alberta. François started as a Calgary Fire Fighter in October 1981. He was passionate about his career spending the last nine years as a training officer. He was particularity proud of being an educator training over 700 recruits and was involved with many of the positive changes to the training program. He loved the outdoors and all the activities including hiking, biking, canoeing, climbing and was a health enthusiast. François and his wife Helen enjoyed extensive travel through Europe, the United States and Canada as well as wintering in Mexico. François was an amazing husband, father and grandpa. He will be forever in our hearts.
(Submitted by the Rivest family for the 2016 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial)
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