WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - Oct. 28, 2014) - 1 Canadian Air Division

The military funeral of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent will be held on Saturday, November 1st, 2014, at Cocathédrale Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue in Longueuil, Quebec.

Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent was killed while on duty on October 20, 2014, in a hit-and-run incident in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec.

Citizens who wish to honour Warrant Officer Vincent are invited to pay tribute on Saturday November 1st, 2014, along the funeral procession route which will begin at the Yves Légaré funeral complex in Longueuil, Que. The procession is scheduled to begin at the complex at 10:15 a.m. heading to the Cocathédrale Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue via Marie-Victorin boulevard, rue du Bord de l'Eau Est, Grant St. and Saint-Charles St. West.

As per the wishes of the family, attendance at the church will be restricted to invited guests only. Following the service, military units and uniformed service members are invited to assemble on Saint-Charles St. to pay their final respects as the procession passes on route to a private interment.

Members of the Vincent family have asked the media to respect their privacy during this difficult time. For now, they do not wish to address the media, preferring to focus on the use of tools such as a possible Facebook memorial page dedicated to Warrant Officer Vincent.

Quick Facts

• Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent served 28 years as a firefighter in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was part of 438 Tactical Helicopter Squadron based in St-Hubert, Quebec.

• He enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces in May 1986 and during his career he was posted to Valcartier (Que.), Comox (B.C.), Halifax (NS), Trenton (Ont.), Esquimalt (B.C.), Edmonton (Alta.), North Bay (Ont.), Montreal (Que.) and Saint-Hubert (Que.).

• Warrant Officer Vincent served aboard Her Majesty's Canadian Ships CALGARY, ALGONQUIN WINNIPEG, OTTAWA and ST JOHN'S.

• Additional photos of WO Vincent:

Additional information:

Yves Légaré - Funeral complex,
2750, boul. Marie-Victorin, Longueuil (Québec) J4G 1P5
Friday, October 31st
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Visitation for family only - strictly private
At the family's request, this remains closed to media
1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Visitation open to the public
7 p.m. to 10p.m.: Visitation open to the public
At the family's request, this remains closed to media
Saturday, November 1st
8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.: family only - strictly private
At the family's request, this remains closed to media
Military Funeral - Cocathédrale St-Antoine-de-Padoue, Longueuil, corner of Chemin Chambly and Saint-Charles St.
Saturday, November 1st 11 a.m.
At the family's request, media will not be permitted inside the church.

Contact Information:

Capitaine Josee Bilodeau
Public Affairs Officer, 2nd Canadian Division
(514) 252-2777, poste 4211
cell.: (514) 449-6839

Lieutenant Guy Bernard
Public Affairs Officer, 438 Tactical Helicopter Squadron
(450) 462-8777, poste 7598

Media Relations
Department of National Defence
Toll-Free: 1-866-377-0811