The College of New Caledonia is deeply saddened to announce the passing of a former employee, who died March 20 from wounds suffered while he was on tour in Afghanistan on March 6.
CNC lowered its flag to half mast Tuesday in honour of Cpl. Darren James Fitzpatrick, who was formerly a part-time employee in Facilities Services before joining the Canadian Forces in December, 2006. Darren’s mother, Colleen Fitzpatrick, worked in Human Resources and other areas at CNC from 1996 to 2004.
Darren was with his family and loved ones when he succumbed to his injuries at the University Hospital in Edmonton. He was 21 years old.
There will be a Military Service that is public and open to everyone at St Joseph’s Basilica in Edmonton at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at 10044 113 Street NW. A coffee and tea service will follow in the reception hall in the basement of the church.
Fitzpatrick will be buried with military pageantry Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Prince George Cemetery.
If you would like to show your support for Canadian troops you can wear red on Fridays.
“Red Fridays Foundation of Canada is an organization to promote support for our men and women who serve our country. Our goal is to show non-partisan support for our military troops. We do not support any particular policy, political position, agenda or the nature of military missions. This support is for all Canadian Troops regardless of their activity if its here or abroad.