Line of Duty Funeral for Firefighter Brian Smyth
March 10, 2015
Funeral services for Columbia Valley firefighter Brian Smyth will be held on Friday, March 20, 2015. The formal procession will commence at 11 am.
Members of the Columbia Valley Fire Department will escort Mr. Smyth's casket to the church, along with honour guards and first responders from around the province. A service honouring Brian’s life and community service is expected to begin at 12:30 pm.
The procession route will begin on Chilliwack Central Road at Baker Drive, proceed west to Young Road, continue south along Young Road, and conclude at the Chilliwack Alliance Church, 8700 Young Road. Members of the public are welcome to view the procession on Chilliwack Central and Young Roads and attend the service at the church, however periodic road closures will be in effect from 10:30 am. until 2:30 pm. Parking will not be available along the procession route. Immediately following the service, uniformed first responders will give Mr. Smyth's casket a rolling salute as it departs the church and travels north along Young Road.
Mr. Smyth passed away on March 7 after responding to a residential fire near Cultus Lake on March 4. He was 57 years old. Predeceased by his parents, Reverend Ben and Lee Smyth, Brian leaves behind his sister Sarah, nephew Andrew, and grandniece Temika.