Service to be held for pilot, presumed dead

A special service of remembrance is being held for a former Cape Bretonman who has been missing since his plane disappeared from radar whileapproaching the Sydney Airport.

A special service of remembrance is being held for a former Cape Breton man who has been missing since his plane disappeared from radar while approaching the Sydney Airport.

John Forgeron of Calgary said the service for his brother, Dennis Forgeron, will take place in Sydney on Friday night.

Forgeron said the service is celebrating an amazing person, a loved one who is missing.
This does not mean the family has given up hope, he said.

“We are acknowledging the facts are taking this in a direction that has to have us realizing the probability of finding him are very slim,” he added.

“How can we ever give up hope though?”

Stephen Forgeron, also a brother to Dennis, said the family would appreciate if the public remains vigilant.

“Please stay watchful, there might be something there to find.”

Missing Cessna
• Dennis Forgeron, 43, formerly of Sydney, and fellow pilot Ronald David Johnston, 57, of Calgary, were aboard an eight-seat Cessna 414 that disappeared late Thursday night last week about 15 kilometres off Dominion beach in the Atlantic Ocean.

• After more than 48 hours of intensive searching by the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre based in Halifax, the rescue operation was turned into a recovery operation and turned over to the RCMP.

• RCMP spokesperson Brigdit Leger said there is no way of knowing how long the search will continue.

 
 
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