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Honouring fallen OPP constable Marc Hovingh

Friends and loved ones of a fallen OPP constable Marc Hovingh gathered to rename a local marina in his honour. (Photo credit: Paula Fields) Friends and loved ones of a fallen OPP constable Marc Hovingh gathered to rename a local marina in his honour. (Photo credit: Paula Fields)

A special ceremony was held on Friday on Manitoulin island, where friends and loved ones of a fallen OPP constable gathered to rename a local marina in his honour.

Marc Hovingh was killed in the line of duty on November 19, 2020.

Today, the Township of Assiginack has dedicated the marina in Manitowaning to his memory.

Hovingh had a love of sailing, and his boat was called “River road.”

In Hovingh’s honour the current Bay Street marina has been renamed to “River Road Marina” (after Hovingh’s boat).

In a release by the township, the late constable's wife, Lianne Hovingh said, "Thank you to the community for coming and showing their support, to Carol Hughes, the Assiginack Fire Department., and to the OPP and their families that came out. You all made it incredible. Lastly thank you Assiginack Council for making this possible."

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