Sgt Paul Materiuk (Ret’d)

    • Sgt Paul Materiuk (Ret’d)
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    We regret to advise of the death of Sergeant Paul Materiuk (Ret’d) of Owen Sound ON, suddenly, on Tuesday, 23 November 2021 at the age of 41 following a game of hockey with friends.  Paul was a former Canadian Forces firefighter who was following a second career as a firefighter with the Owen Sound Fire & Emergency Services.

    Paul enrolled in the Canadian Forces in 1999 as an Infanteer but remustered to become a Firefighter in 2004. He served with the Canadian Military Engineers as a Firefighter in Nova Scotia, onboard HMCS ATHABASKAN and in Trenton, ON. He also deployed twice during his career. Paul's last posting was with 8 Wing in Canadian Forces Base Trenton. After taking his release from the Canadian Forces, Paul joined the Owen Sound Fire & Emergency Services in 2016 and he had been a firefighter with them for five years. Paul was active in supporting veterans in his community including giving leadership in the City’s Remembrance Day events and assisting with the Fire Department’s annual holiday toy drive. Flags at City Hall in Owen Sound were lowered for five days on 24 November to honour Firefighter Paul Materiuk.

    Visitation will be held on Friday, 3 December 2021 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Westview Funeral Chapel (709 Wonderland Road North, London) where a funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, 4 December at 11:00 a.m. Registration and proof of double vaccination are required to attend the visitation and the service. 

    To register for the visitation, please click here. To register for the service, please click here. Paul’s family also welcomes those unable to attend to participate in the service via livestream. To register for the livestream of the service, please click here. There will be a reception following the service. To register for the reception, please click here.  

    On line condolences can be sent to the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Paul are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation of CanadaThe Owen Sound Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign  or the Owen Sound and Area Christmas Toy Drive.