June 23, 2014

Geoffrey Gaston - a road crew worker in Ontario, Canada, killed by an impaired driver

Geoff Gaston
Geoffrey Gaston, age 41, died on the job on June 20, 2014, at hospital in Toronto, Ontario.

Geoffrey was working on a road painting crew that was working on a city street in Alliston, Ontario, at 3:00 a.m.  He and a female co-worker were struck by a vehicle that had veered towards them and then sped away. They were transported to the hospital where tragically Geoffrey passed away. The female coworker will recover from her injuries.

Marcello Fracassi, age 31, of New Tecumseth, is charged with impaired driving causing death and dangerous driving causing death. He is also charged with leaving the scene of an accident. 

Geoff was a Public Works employee of the Town of New Tecumseth, Ontario. He was also a volunteer firefighter with the New Tecumseth Fire Rescue and had just recently received his Fire Fighter certification.

Family members describe Geoff as a hard worker. He cared for his family and friends  
Mary, pray for Geoff and
for those who have lost him
and was well liked and loved in return. He will forever be in their hearts. 

To All Drivers: If you find that you are drunk or doped up on street drugs or prescription drugs or if you are falling asleep on your feet, do NOT drive. Call a family member or a friend for a ride; or take a taxi; or stay where you are until you sober up; or crawl home on your hands and knees. It will be better for you and for the world if you do.

Regret can last a lifetime.

Geoff's family members are devastated by his sudden and tragic death. He will be forever mourned.

Geoff is survived by many loving co-workers, friends and relatives including his parents, Ron and Diann Gaston; his brothers, Ron, Marc, Andrew and Benjamin; his wife, Tanya and their sons, Joshua and Timothy.

Pray for all who go to work and who die there.

God save us from the drunk and the doped up drivers. God save us from the hit and run drivers. They strike us down and then run away like wolves. They are killing us, Father.

Pray that Geoff is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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