Sgt Frederick "Rick" Hayes CD (Ret'd)

    • Sgt Frederick "Rick" Hayes CD (Ret'd)
    • CME Badge

    We regret to advise of the death of Firefighter Sergeant Frederick "Rick" Hayes CD (Ret'd) on 17 April 2024 at age 74  at Comox Valley Hospital.

    Rick was born in Ottawa and started his military career in 1967 when he joined the Royal Canadian Navy as a young boy, seeking the thrill of the unknown. He wore several hats throughout his military career - from an Air Bos'n and Ships Diver in the Royal Canadian Navy to a Firefighter in the Royal Canadian Air Force. His career postings included Her Majesty's Canadian Ships Annapolis and Bonaventure, RCAF Station Val-d'Or QC, Canadian Forces Bases Summerside PE, Lahr Germany, Toronto ON  and Moose Jaw SK.

    Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 11 May 2024 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 50 – Fred Gies {524 Belmont Avenue W, Kitchener, ON} from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Online condolences can be sent to the funeral home.