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Lake Country firefighter has name engraved on memorial wall

Karl Featherstone’s family received a memorial helmet for his service

Lake Country’s own Karl Featherstone now has his name engraved in stone.

Featherstone was one of many honoured at the 2022 Canadian Firefighter Memorial in Ottawa on Sept. 11.

The former on-call firefighter died from a sudden cardiac arrest in his home Oct. 11, 2020.

Featherstone left behind his wife Bryanna and two young children.

READ MORE: Lake Country Fire Department mourns sudden death of firefighter

Deputy Chief Brent Penner attended the ceremony alongside Featherstone’s family and other members of the Lake Country Fire Department.

“I think it’s more about closure for the family,” Penner stated. The family was presented with a memorial helmet for Featherstone’s service.

“With Karl, we’d see him up at the gym working out, he’d listen to his music, come around and say hi. We’d see him jogging by the station. He’d be the first one on a truck when there was a call. He was pretty tight with a lot of members,” Penner said, remembering his old colleague.

Penner says a more intimate ceremony was held Sept. 10 for the families of fallen firefighters to honour their loved ones without the pipers and cameras.

The Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation was created to honour and remember firefighters who have been killed in the line of duty and to support their families.

READ MORE: Procession salutes Lake Country firefighter


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Brittany Webster

About the Author: Brittany Webster

I am a video journalist based in Kelowna and capturing life in the Okanagan
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