Line of Duty Deaths Database

Gordon L. Paul
Gordon L. Paul
L0255, Calgary
Fire Fighter
Type of Duty
Fire Suppression
Fatal Injury Cause
Contact/Exposure - Contact/Exposure: Insufficient Info.
Nature of Fatal Injury
Cancer - Brain
Date of Death
Year Placed On Wall
Multiple Line of Duty Incident
No information available
Website Comments
It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Senior Fire Fighter Gordon L. Paul of IAFF Local 255 - Calgary, Alberta. Brother Paul died on Tuesday, August 7, 2007 from brain cancer. The memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the Kensington Legion, 1910 Kensington Road, NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3R5, (403) 283-5264. Donations can be sent to the Masonic Higher Education Bursary, 330 - 12th Avenue, SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0H2. Condolences and expressions of sympathy can be sent to Local 255 at 538 - 7th Avenue, SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0J6.
Biographical Comments
Gord served as a member of the Calgary Fire Department for 17 years. Throughout his life, he tried many things both in his professional and private life. His love for firefighting started at age 6 riding in the fire truck with his father in Fort Saskatchewan; he took the long way around as a grunt on a seismic crew, a ski bum, a scraper driver, a student, a rig welder, a student again, a ship builder, and a welding inspector; and finally made his way to back to his true passion, that of being a fireman. Gord was born a fireman, took a few detours and got back as soon as he could, and died as a fireman. Gord had a warm smile, a fun-loving nature and a gentle spirit; he lived day-to-day always helping the underdog. He had an ability to draw people in with his anecdotes and stories, and made lasting friends. Gord built and inspired, he entertained and contributed; he left us too soon but will live on in each of us that he knew and loved.

(Submitted by the Paul Family for the 2008 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial)
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