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Passing of Retired Peel Paramedic Dave Smiley

It is with sadness that PRPS bring you news of the passing of Dave Smiley. Dave was a paramedic, a partner and a friend to many here at the Region of Peel for many years before retiring at the age of 65. Unfortunately, in more recent years, Dave was battling a number of serious health issues and passed away November 2022 leaving behind his wife Susan who also worked for the Region of Peel as a Public Health Nurse.

Passing of Brendan Gibson

On Sunday, February 26th, Brendan Gibson, passed away from a severe asthma attack leaving everyone that he knew devastated from the news.

For those who had a chance to know him, Brendan always had a radiant smile and charismatic personality. He worked as a UCA at Trillium hospital ER and subsequently an ACO at Cambridge CACC. He has forever made an impact on all the lives he touched. Brendan’s memory will be carried on by his father Brian, mother Kim, brother Mitchell and sister Kristen and his puppy Bella.

Our collective hearts go out to our friends and colleagues in Cambridge CACC on the loss of their co-worker, from your Peel Paramedic family.

Peel Paramedic Chris Rix

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Peel Regional Paramedic Service Primary Care Paramedic Chris Rix who died on June 5, 2017. He is survived by his wife and daughter.

It has been a trying week at Peel Regional Paramedic Services as we come to grips with Chris’ death. He was a friend to many co-workers out of Tedlo Base in Mississauga. He will be sadly missed.

Funeral arrangments have been sent to regional emails and dress uniforms are requested if available. If not a uniform with black tie is requested.

Peel Paramedic Martin Wood

Martin Badge Pic

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Peel Regional Paramedic Service Advanced Care Paramedic Martin Wood on January 31, 2016. Please see the Peel Paramedic Association’s media release: MartinWood_Release.

Martin was the paramedic that paramedics thrived to emulate. Smart, smooth and compassionate. His compassion was felt by all who came in contact with him.

It has been a very trying week for all at Peel Regional Paramedic Services and all through the tight-knit paramedic community as we come to terms with this great loss.

As Advanced Care Paramedic Kendall Barrett-Smith put it on the GoFundMe page that has been created to help Martin’s family: “We’re raising funds for our good friend, colleague and mentor. Martin was an inspiration and prime example of an outstanding paramedic to all of his friends and coworkers. He would have been the first to step up for a friend. Let’s step up for Martin and help out his family. ” Click here if you wish to help the family of the man who helped so many in their time of need.

Paramedic Martin Wood’s funeral will be held Sunday, February 7, 2016 in Midland. The family requests that NO DRESS OR REGULAR UNIFORMS BE WORN to the funeral or visitation. Please be respectful of the family’s wishes.


Visitiation: Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 11am to 9pm at Christian Island United Church located at Kate Kegwin Street, Christian Island.

Funeral: Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 11am at Christian Island United Church, Kate Kegwin Street, Christian Island.

A ferry is required to access Christian Island. The schedule can be found here.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Tema Conter Memorial Trust.


Our condolences to the ORNGE community after their loss of the crew from Attawapiskat.

Our fallen colleagues, Captain Don Filliter,First Officer Jacques Dupuy, Flight Paramedic Dustin Dagenais and Flight Paramedic Chris Snowball are never forgotten.

Graham Blair

GRAHAM DEC 26 2010

BLAIR, Graham Peter – At Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Sunday, July 17, 2011, Mr. Graham Blair of Simcoe and formerly of Mississauga in his 52nd year.

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