On Wednesday, January 4, 2023, members of Haldimand County Council, staff and the community gathered at the Caledonia Lions Hall to honour fallen OPP constable Grzegorz (Greg) Pierzchala.
The funeral service was broadcast live on the hall’s big screens for members of the public who wished to attend. Ward 2 Councillor and Deputy Mayor John Metcalfe welcomed attendees on behalf of Mayor Shelley Ann Bentley, who was in Barrie representing Haldimand County at the private service.
For members of the public who wish to express their sorrow but were unable to attend the viewing, a book of condolences will be available at the Haldimand County Administration Building in Cayuga until Friday, January 6, 2023. The book will then be collected and passed on to the OPP to share with PC Pierzchala’s family.
Haldimand County wishes to thank Rosa Flora and Zehr’s Caledonia for graciously donating floral arrangements, Tim Hortons (South Side) for supplying refreshments and the Caledonia Lions for providing the community space to gather, pay respects and mourn.