By Mark Squibb/March 24, 2022
Holyrood council held a moment of silence at its public council meeting last week to honour Fire Chief Bob Bauer, who passed away on March 4 at the Health Sciences Centre following a courageous battle with cancer.
“Our town and the fire department said goodbye to our dedicated fire chief and dear friend Bob Bauer,” said Mayor Gary Goobie. “Chief Bauer made a tremendous contribution to our department over the years, and under his leadership, vast improvements were made that significantly enhanced the level and calibre of protective services in our town. He was well respected by his fellow officers, his firefighters, and colleagues right across the province.”
A memorial service was held at the department on March 12, with many representatives from surrounding departments in attendance,
Goobie extended his thanks to Acting Chief Evan Woodford and members for organizing the service, along with Avalon Ground Search and Rescue for helping with parking and traffic control.
Councillor Curtis Buckle echoed several of the sentiments expressed by Goobie, and said the ceremony was a first-class farewell.