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The City of Saint John and Saint John Fire Department honour the life of veteran firefighter, Lieutenant Dan Finnigan

12-Jul-2019

                                  Daniel Finnigan

With great sadness and heavy hearts, the City of Saint John and the Saint John Fire Department mourn the passing of Lieutenant Dan Finnigan, active duty member Local 771 SJFD, Platoon #3, Engine 6.

Affectionately known among his firefighter family and friends as ‘Big Finn’, Lieutenant Finnigan joined the Saint John Fire Department in February of 1987 and served as a professional Saint John firefighter through his entire career. Lieutenant Dan Finnigan grew up in Rockwood Court (the Courts), as have a number of other Saint John firefighters, in the heart of Saint John and never lost sight of how blessed he was to have the opportunity to serve the citizens of his home community.

“Dan was a proud firefighter who served the community and citizens of Saint John with extreme dedication and professionalism. He truly was one of the best,” said Fire Chief Kevin Clifford, who has worked alongside Finnigan for the past 32 years. “Above all, Dan was a devoted husband, friend and colleague who will be greatly missed and always remembered.”

Dan died on July 10, 2019 surrounded by his wife and best friend of 31 years, his family and his closest friends and colleagues. He was 58 years old.
 
“Dan loved his family endlessly and our deepest condolences and thoughts remain with his wife and family during this difficult time,” said Chief Clifford. “We will continue to offer them our support as we mourn together.”

A line-of-duty-death funeral for Lieutenant Dan Finnigan, open to all fire service personnel, emergency responders, family and friends, will be held on Monday, July 15 at 1:00 p.m. with a procession from Fundy Funeral Home Chapel at 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John. Interment will follow at the Church of Good Shepherd Cemetery, West Saint John, NB.

On behalf of all citizens, the City of Saint John honours and thanks Lieutenant Dan Finnigan for his lifetime of service to protecting our community.

 

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