Rheal Leger Obituary, Death – Rheal Leger was reportedly died it was a sad day for his friend and family, Rheal Leger was a member of the Dieppe Fire Department. We regret to inform you that Captain Rheal Leger, passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2023. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time. After 39 years of service to the people of Dieppe, Captain Leger went suddenly at the age of 57 due to an illness that was caused by his employment. 1984 was the beginning of his career when he joined the fire department as a
volunteer fireman. In 1987, he was hired full-time as a firefighter and emergency medical technician, and he was elevated to the rank of Captain in 2014. The passing of Captain Leger is a significant blow to the Fire Department. Everyone recognized and respected his talents as a leader, and he was held in especially high esteem for the way he helped and cared for his coworkers. Everyone cherished him, but what brought him the most happiness was knowing that he was making a positive impact on his community through his profession. His loss will leave a significant
vacuum inside the Department as well as the community,” stated Marc Cormier, who is the Chief of the Fire Department In the year 2000, Leger was honored as the Canadian Firefighter of the Year and was awarded a medal of courage for his heroic actions in rescuing a mother and her two children during a flood while he was off duty. In recognition of his exemplary commitment to the organization he worked for, he was awarded both the provincial and the national long-service awards. “On behalf of the City of Dieppe, I express my heartfelt sympathies to his wife, children,
family, and all members of our Fire Department,” stated Mayor Yvon Lapierre. “It was a privilege to serve with him and I will miss him terribly.” In memory of Captain Leger, the flags at City Hall and both of our fire stations will be flying at a half-mast until further notice The deceased’s final wishes dictate that there will be no visitation at the funeral home, thus the casket will be buried immediately after the service. The local government will honor Captain Leger and his family by holding a memorial service in accordance with the procedure that has been set by the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs and in accordance with the requests expressed by Captain Leger and his family.