Greg Hughes Obituary – Death: The Brampton Fire and Emergency Service is currently in a state of mourning following the loss of Capt. Greg Hughes. Hughes, a local firefighter, is being remembered for his unwavering dedication to serving the community for over two decades.
On Friday (May 18), the Brampton Firefighters Association (PFFA) announced the passing of Capt. Hughes, a dedicated veteran of the service with over 20 years of experience. In a solemn tribute, flags are being lowered at City Hall and all BFES facilities to honor the memory of a beloved figure. BFES Chief Bill Boyes expressed his deep sorrow, stating that the loss of this individual will be felt deeply by all who knew them.
In a recent tweet, Boyes expressed his deepest sympathies to the loved ones of Captain Hughes. According to Boyes, Hughes had a great passion for the fire service and was dedicated to serving the City of Brampton.
On October 15, 2001, Hughes embarked on his professional journey as a member of the recruit class 2001-01. Condolences and memories of working with Hughes have been shared by members of the same class and coworkers. Retired BFES District Chief Hal Gillett, in an online post, referred to him as “the ultimate professional firefighter and a true gentleman.”
According to Boyes, the details of the funeral service will be released to the public at a later time.
In recent months, the BFES community has been struck by another loss as they mourn the passing of Hughes, a member of the organization. This comes after the death of BFES Division Chief Ravjot Chhatwal, who was also deeply cherished by the community. In a solemn tribute, the City has lowered flags at City Hall to half-mast until sunset on March 24 to honour Chhatwal.
Our sincerest condolences to all of Captain Hughes’ family & friends. Greg loved the fire service & his role in serving @CityBrampton. He will be greatly missed. Flags will be lowered at City Hall & all BFES facilities. Funeral details will be communicated in the near future. https://t.co/4sAPhEiVsz
— Bill Boyes (@ChiefBoyes) May 19, 2023