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Oregon firefighter with Island roots to be honoured July 19 in P.E.I.

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A memorial service will be held for Saint-Chrysostome, P.E.I. native Janice Mary Arsenault, a volunteer firefighter at the Umatilla Rural Fire Department in Umatilla, Ore., who died due to an off-duty accident.  - 123RF Stock Photo

A firefighter's service will be held on July 19 in Mont Carmel

WELLINGTON, P.E.I. —

Prince Edward Island firefighters will have the chance to pay tribute to one of their own following the off-duty death of a Saint-Chrysostome native. 

Janice Mary Arsenault, a volunteer firefighter at the Umatilla Rural Fire Department in Umatilla, Ore., died due to an off-duty accident on June 17. 

Arsenault was born in 1974 and raised in Saint-Chrysostome. She was an avid community member in Umatilla and served as a Wildland Firefighter Type 2, EMT basic and driver operator. 

In her spare time, she enjoyed riding motorcycles, singing and playing the fiddle. 

A firefighter’s funeral will be held on July 19 at 4 p.m. at the Église de Notre Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 7785, Route 11, Mont Carmel at 4 p.m. 

Any firefighters who plan on attending are asked to contact James Ryan, the Wellington fire chief, through email: wellingtonfire@yahoo.ca

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