Service details for Firefighter Clayton Murrell

Dear Members;

Following the tragic passing of Cranbrook Fire Department Captain Clayton Murrell and his wife Joan MacKinnon, there will be a joint celebration of life held in their honour.

Date:             Saturday February 17, 2018
Time:             14:30 hrs
Location:        Western Financial Place
Address:        1777 2nd Street North
                       Cranbrook, BC V1C 7G9

The order of dress for the funeral will be:

  • Full Dress Uniform with Medals and Forage Cap; or
  • Duty Uniform with Stripped Belt (no tie, pouches, pagers, etc.)

Members of the CUPE Local 873 Ceremonial Unit will be in attendance and available to assist.  

The death of a fellow first responder can impact people in differing ways. Should you wish to share your feelings with someone, please remember our two confidential resources available to all employees of BC Emergency Health Services: 

  • The Critical Incident Stress Program may be contacted through 1.855.969.4321 for peer and/or professional counselling support.
  • Our Employee Assistance Program, Homewood Human Solutions, is also available should you find you require additional support. Homewood may be contacted at 1.800.663.1142 or through their website at


Provincial Executive Committee
Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers of BC
CUPE Local 873

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