Man struck, killed by vehicle in Etobicoke during power outages identified as Schreiber, Ont. fire chief

Toronto police were called to the Rexdale area after a 63-year-old man was struck and killed. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

A Northern Ontario township is mourning the loss of their fire chief after he was struck by a car in Etobicoke overnight Friday.

Chief Pat Bourguignon, 63-year-old from Schreiber, Ontario, is dead after he was struck while crossing the road in the area of Attwell Drive and Dixon Road.

In a press release from the township of Schreiber it said Bourguignon was “attending the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs annual conference in Toronto when he was struck and killed during a power outage.”

“Pat was an amazing man and passionately dedicated to his family, his work as a dedicated volunteer firefighter for 34 years and Schreiber’s Fire Cheif since 2009,” it said.

Police said Bourguignon wasn’t crossing at a controlled intersection and the lighting in the area was poor due to power outages.

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The driver remained on scene and no charges have been laid. Bourguignon was pronounced dead on the scene.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been determined.

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