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A community mourns saying goodbye to a hero – Truro

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Family, friends and colleagues were joined today by fire, police, EHS and military crews from as far away as Boston in saying good-bye to a dedicated, well loved firefighter who passed after a tragic accident while training.

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Firefighter Skyler Blackie was described as a well loved, hard working firefighter who always had your back.  He was community oriented and joined the fire service a volunteer at age 18, going career later.

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Kind words  and stories, some funny and others touching, were shared in Truro to a large gathering which required two buildings to accommodate the overflowing crowds who were in attendance.

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HRFE crews were also manning the Truro firestation in support of all Truro firefighters, allowing them all to attend and say good-bye to their highly missed colleague.

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The ceremony also saw the family receive honours on behalf of the fire service.

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A video showcasing firefighter Blackie’s experiences within the fire service played as crowds gathered, and song and prayer were also offered within the service.

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His spirit and goodwill will not be forgotten.

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