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posted Sept 12/17

Ian (John) Nimmo

Hello Everyone,
It is with great sadness to announce the Passing of Karen Reid's Father, Ian (John) Nimmo.
Below are the details of her posting.
Our deepest condolences go out to Karen, Family and friends. 
Condolences may be sent to Karen Reid at: 1207 Bramblewood Crt. Pickering, On, L1X-1B1.
John V

Hi, Here are the details of my Dad.

Ian (John) Nimmo

March 27, 1941 (born Glasgow Scotland) - September 1, 2017 (76 yrs old)

We immigrated in March 27, 1976
He worked at Atlantic Packing at Midland & Progress.
Suffered a massive stroke on Fathers Day - spent the next 75 days in Oshawa General.  Oshawa General Hospital were amazing.  
He was cremated and we’re having a small private Celebration of Life on September 23rd with his grandchildren and a few of his friends.  He was a member of Springdale United Church, in Toronto.  

In his Will, he asks for any donations to be made to United Way.
Thanks always for reaching out!  You always know how to make people feel better.


posted August 22/17

Alex Keith - Sen #211

It is with great sadness we inform you of the passing of Alex Keith, seniority #211. Alex started the SFD on March 26,1962 and retired December 31,1993. For many years Alex played Santa at the Local 626 Christmas parties. He also gave his Christmas Day to be Santa Claus for the Christmas hospital visits, putting huge smiles on the faces of those children who were stuck in the hospital over Christmas.

Alex passed away on Sunday August 20th of a heart attack at the age of 76. He had been in poor health for the past year or so.

Condolences can be sent to his Wife Dianne at the following address; 5013, 47th Street, P.O. Box 268, Daysland Alberta, T0B-1A0.
A private Family service will be held for Alex on Thursday August 24th.

Our sincerest condolences go out to his Wife Dianne, Family and friends.

posted July 24/17

Antonina Swiderski

its with deep sadness we advise of the passing of Ed Swiderski's mom Antonina. Our condolences go out to Ed and Glenda, all their family and friends.....

Antonina Swiderski SWIDERSKI, Antonina 1923-2017, Passed away peacefully on Friday, July 21, 2017 at the Cardinal Ambrozic Houses of Providence. Feisty, kind and beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, GG will be missed by her children Ed (Glenda), Bob (Joanne), Helen (Peter) and Christine, grandchildren Lynn, Matt (Kelly), Alex (Adam) and Sam, great-grandchildren Oisin, Quinn, Sloan, Winnifred and Theo, nieces Eleanor, Samantha and Emily, as well as family in Ukraine. She was predeceased by her husband Chester Swiderski (2000) and daughter Maria (2015). Born near Kiev, Ukraine, Antonina, a survivor of a WWII work camp, came to Canada after the war to start a new life with her husband. Within a few years, they bought the family home, where she lived for 62 years, with lifelong neighbours and friends, before going into long-term care. She had a large backyard with beautiful gardens and vegetable patches, originally tended by herself and Chet, then by the kids. Family gatherings and holidays were celebrated with incredible meals from our Polish/Ukrainian heritage. Annual visits to St. Stanislaus to bless baskets of goodies for Easter, sharing communion before tucking into the Christmas Eve feast. Who can forget the pierogi and horseradish eating contests? Eternal thanks and appreciation to the wonderful doctors, nurses, PCWs and staff at Houses of Providence for their exceptional care of our darling mother for the past three years. They are the best! We will miss their wonderful companionship on our visits. Also missed will be the wisecracking squawks of Pebbles, the parrot and 2nd floor mascot. Antonina will be interred at Pine Hills Cemetery (625 Birchmount Rd., Scarborough), joining her husband Chester, and daughter Maria, who are already at rest in God's garden. For Interment details please contact 416-267-8229.

posted July 23/17

John William McMurray "Jack"  (Glen Ross's father In-law)

February 12, 1932 - July 21, 2017

It is with great sadness to inform you of the passing of John William "Jack" McMurray, Father-In-Law to Glen Ross (Sandy's Father).
Our deepest condolences go out to Glen & Sandy their family and friends.
Please see funeral details below....
Jack passed with a sense of calm and peace. Loved dearly by his wife of 65 years, Shirley, his daughters Sandy (Glen), Debby (Don 2015), granddaughters Caralyn (2001) and Candace (Jordan) and great grandchildren Cole and Eve.
Jack was a man of many talents but what embodied the man was his career as a Toronto Firefighter. Retiring as an acting District Chief from the Toronto Fire Department with 35 years of service.

He was man you could count on at any time of the day. Jack grew up in Toronto's Cabbagetown. He met Shirley while walking on the Danforth with his buddies and she with her girlfriends. Jack and Shirl married in 1952 starting on a 65 year adventure.

They enjoyed family & friends in their homes and cottage. They travelled and vacationed in Myrtle Beach and Fort Myers for over 35 years. They visited family in Ireland and Australia.

Jack was a 'jack of all trades', a gardener, a health guru, an advocate for his fellow firefighters serving on the union executive while on the job and with the pensioners association as the president until last September. Jack leaves us with so many memories. His life is engrained in ours and he will live on because of this.

Visitation at the Paul O'Connor Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. East (between Pharmacy and Warden) on Wednesday July 26th from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Memorial service to be held on Thursday July 26 at 11:00am in our chapel.
If desired donations can be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. http://www.llscanada. org

posted June 11/17

LYNN ADAMS - wife of Al Adams

It is with profound sadness that I report the passing of Lynn Adams (Al's Wife of 53 years).
Al informed me that Lynn suffered a massive heart attack on Sunday June 4th. and never regained consciousness. She passed away in hospital on Friday June 9th.
We will all miss her great and humorous emails from the past.
Our condolences go out to Al, his family and friends.
Below is the email he sent me with Lynn's wishes.
Condolences can be mailed to Mr. Al Adams at:  100 Southdale Drive, Markham, On. L3P-1K2.
John V

After a difficult week we are extremely sad to announce that Lynn passed away June 9th, 2017.  To say we are broken-hearted is an understatement.

Honouring her wishes, we will not be holding a funeral or a memorial.  In lieu of flowers, she asked that you make a donation to the charity of your choice.  If you don't have a favourite cause, the staff at Markham Stouffville Hospital's Intensive Care facility were outstanding.  We are so grateful for their skill, dedication and extraordinary demonstration of compassion towards our family.


posted April 20/17

JOHAN KERR - partner of Barry Papaleo

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Johan Kerr, long time partner of Barry Papaleo.
Johan had been suffering from alzheimers disease for the past 12 years.
There will be a celebration of life on Saturday May 6th. from 2 to 4 pm at Centennial Place, 2 Centennial Lane in Millbrook Ontario.  
Our deepest condolences go out to Barry and Johan's family and friends.

posted Feb/9/17

MIKE DECKER (Sen #666)

It is with profound sadness that we advise of the passing of Active Local 3888 member, Captain Michael J. Decker.
Mike was 60 years young and passed away suddenly in Huntsville.
He started with the Scarborough Fire Department on May 11, 1987 and was a very proud member of Local 3888 and the Toronto Fire Services.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to Mike's family, friends and all the members of Toronto Fire Fighters Local 3888

Please click here for Funeral details. *updated 

posted Feb 5/17

Margaret Crummey

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Margaret Crummey Spouse of the late Frank Crummey.
Our sincerest condolences go out to Sons Jim, Rob and Steve Crummey and Her Brother Dave Nichols and their family and friends.

Margaret Mary CRUMMEY

September 21, 1933 - January 26, 2017

It is with great sadness that we bid farewell to our Margie, beloved wife of late husband Frank, loving mother of Jim, Steve (Angie) and Rob (Veronika) and much loved Nana of Brandon, Shelby, Robyn, Liam, Sarah, Lauren and Erin. Margaret will also be missed by her niece Barb Bergman, her brother Dave Nichols (Debbie), her nephew Shawn Nichols, Sheila Crummey, longtime friend and neighbour Larry Tearun and Nancy.

Margaret put family above all else. She was always there to lend an ear and support her loved ones in whatever choices they made. Margaret was a person who valued the company of her family and friends. She was happiest watching her boys and later her grandchildren playing hockey, baseball and soccer. Margie had a wicked sense of humour that people of all ages could appreciate, it stayed with her even as she was battling her lung cancer. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of 4East and 3West at Ajax-Pickering Hospital for their tremendous care and support. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Margaret's life on Sunday, February 12th at The Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 606, at 1555 Bayly St., Pickering, from 2-5 p.m.
Published in the Toronto Star on Feb. 4, 2017

posted Jan14/17

Don Hay - Sen #151

Its with regret and sadness we advise of the passing of Don Hay on January 12, 2017.

Don passed away peacefully at Ross Memorial Hospital. Don was a Scarborough Fire Fighter for 32 years and retired in 1992. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Marie (nee Garside) of 58 years and by his daughter Lorie (Stewart). Don will be sadly missed by his daughter Pamela (Brian Loughlin), son Scott (Christine) and son-in-law Paul Stewart. He will be forever remembered by his grandchildren Amanda (Andrew), Matthew (Sabrina), Patrick (Lauriel), Kyle (Julie), Courtney (Mitchell), Cody (Maegan), Lyndsay and Christopher and by his great-grandchildren Geoffrey, Nicholas and Charlotte. Don is survived by his sister Beverly Cowing and brother Raymond Hay. Don will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be on Sunday January 22, 2017, at noon with a Memorial Service at 1:00 p.m. at Lakeland Funeral and Cremation Centre, 19 Moose Road, Lindsay, ON.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes
107 McLaughlin Road, Lindsay ON K9V 2V3
Tel: 1-705-878-4618

Canadian Cancer Society, Durham Region Community Office
201-111 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa ON L1G 4S4
Tel: 1-905-434-6405

posted Jan 4, 2017

Emily Winkley, mother of Dave Winkley

Peacefully, after a courageous battle, at Scarborough General Hospital on January 2, 2017 in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late George Winkley. Proud and loving mother of Rick (Adele), Dave (Darlene) and Steve (Lorna predeceased). Proud grandmother of Kim, Paul, Kerri, Crystal and great grandmother of Jordyn, Colton, Birch, Brooke, Georgia and Jacob. Her family was the centre of her universe. She was proud of her children, and her love for her family could not have been greater.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Funeral Details

  • Visitation: McDougall & Brown Funeral Home Event Times -1/5/2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Memorial:  Service McDougall & Brown Chapel Event Times -1/6/2017 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Reception: McDougall & Brown - Arbor Lounge Event Times -1/6/2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
posted Jan 4, 2015

Paul Stillaway, brother of Rick Stillaway

PAUL STILLAWAY Passed away suddenly at the Markham-Stouffville Hospital on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. Paul, in his 55th year, was the dearly beloved husband of the late Kathy Stillaway (nee Kalinack 2006). Proud father of Nicole (Jeremy), Ashley (Matt) and Heather. Treasured grandpa of Connor. Loving son of the late Albert and Ellen Stillaway. Dear son-in-law of Diane Kalinack and the late Paul Kalinack. Paul will be dearly missed by his siblings Liz McGee (Dave), Rick Stillaway (Carol) and Jan Bonsell (Al). Fondly remembered by his many close nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and neighbours. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the STODDART FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 24 Mill Street, Lindsay K9V 2L1 (705-324-3205), on Tuesday, December 27th from 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday, December 28th from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service in the chapel at 11 a.m. Interment at Salem Emily Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Scleroderma Society of Ontario would be appreciated. Online condolences may be directed to Stoddard Funeral Home.

posted Nov 15, 2016

Paul Murphy - Sen #217

Start date - Mar 26, 1962 Retired - Oct 31, 1993

Paul passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 in his 83rd year. Loving husband of Carol Murphy of 56 years. Beloved father of David (Deb), Jim (Tracey) and Bob. Adoring grandpa to Kayla, Jessica, Samantha and Dana. Step-grandpa to Jake and Tammy. Predeceased by siblings John, Ron, Stu, Betty, Bill and survived by sister Marie Dunn. Brother-in-law to Jim Rosenthal (Rema), Jane and Brian Watters. Beloved uncle to his many nieces and nephews. Retired as a Captain from the Scarborough Fire Department after 31 years of service. Friends may call at PINE HILLS CEMETERY & FUNERAL CENTRE, 625 Birchmount Rd., Scarborough (north of St. Clair Ave. E., 416-267-8229) on Saturday, November 26th from 10 - 11 a.m. with a memorial service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Salvation Army or a charity of your choice.

posted Oct 17, 2016

Ted Barnes - Sen #164   

It is with deep sorrow we advise of the passing of Ted Barnes. Ted joined the Scarborough Fire Department on September 19, 1960 and retired as Captain after 31 years on September 30, 1991. He held the office of President of the Scarborough Professional Fire Fighters Association IAFF Local 626 from 1973 - 1978. Our condolences go out to Ted's family and friends.

Robert Edward (Ted) Barnes
April 3, 1937 – October 16, 2016
Ted died peacefully at the Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay with his wife and daughters by his side.  Predeceased by his parents Lloyd and Doris Barnes.  Survived by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy and his daughters Susan Edwards (Jim) of Gravenhurst and Caroline MacIsaac (late Colin) of Toronto.  Also survived by his brothers Lloyd (Cathy), Ron (Sandy), Roy (Beverly) and his sister Sharon (Don) Ayotte.  Ted also had six grandchildren; Bobbi-Jo, David, Cheryl, Tina, Daniel and Katie, and one great granddaughter, Taylor.  Ted will always be remembered by Susan and Brent Bina and of course his brothers in the fire department as he was a firefighter in Scarborough for 31 years.  He was the president of Local 626 for 10 years.  He loved to fish, golf and spend time with his family. Dot and Ted especially enjoyed winters in Florida and travelling every September. The family will receive friends at Lakeland Funeral and Cremation Centre, 19 Moose Road, Lindsay on Saturday, October 22 at 1:00 PM for a Celebration of his Life. Reception with stories and refreshments will follow. If desired, in memoriam donations to Ross Memorial Hospital Palliative Care Unit or Camp Trillium (a camp for kids with cancer) would be appreciated by the family and can be made at

Memorial Reception -  Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

posted Oct 4, 2016 

Al Burrows - Sen #115

 Its with regret we advise of the passing of Al Burrows on September 28, 2016, he was 88 years old.
Al started with the Scarborough Fire Department on March 11, 1957 and retired on June 30, 1987 with 30 years service. He was Treasurer of the the Scarborough Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 626 for many years. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Our sincerest condolences go out Al's family and friends.

posted Aug 9, 2016

George Wright - father of Doug Wright (Sen #677)

Its with deepest sympathy we advise that George Wright a former Toronto firefighter of 39 years passed away Monday , Aug 8th from Prostate Cancer/Alzheimers at the age of 85.
His celebration of life will be at Pine Hills Cemetery Tues Aug 16th, Viewing 11-12, service 12-1, reception 1-3 all at Pin Hills.
George played hockey for Scarborough back in the 60's.
Hoped you could put a note on the site for the older guys who knew my dad.
Our condolences go out to George's son Doug Wright, his family and friends.

posted Aug 7/16

Ron Milroy - Sen #270

Its with great sadness we advise of Rons passing. Ron started with Scarborough Fire on June 21, 1965 and took early retirement at the end of 1993 during the Rae Days with 28 years of service.
From the Scarborough Professional Fire Fighters Retirees our deepest condolences to his wife Marlene, family and friends.
Below is the message Marlene sent me yesterday.
John Vonk

This message is to let you know that my husband, Ron Milroy, passed away July 29, 2016. Since February, 2009, he had been fighting  stage 4 cancer. He was admitted to hospital May 17, had more radiation (which took away all pain - for which I'm grateful) and then on July 12, he was admitted to hospice.  There will be a celebration of life on Saturday, September 3, from 1-5 at South River Friendly Circle, 10 Isabella St., South River.  Marlene

Peacefully at, Algonquin Grace Hospice in Huntsville, with his family by his side on July 29th, 2016. in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Marlene (Ward) Milroy.  Dear father of James and Brian (Evelyn).  Loving grandpa to Ashley Irvine, Matt, Eric, Ryan, Annie and Joey Milroy.  Great-grandpa of Madden.  Brother of Lenore (Gary) and Sandra (Phil).  Brother-in-law of Bev and Lyn (Darrell).    Ron retired as Captain of the Scarborough Fire Department and moved north to the place he loved most, where hockey and hunting were a big part of his life.  His love for music was obvious when he become part of the Almaguin Choral Society.  He was a caring soul and always strived to do the best he could.  Our family would like to thank Dr. Seidler, Dr Goldfarb, Dr. Harrold, the hospice care team in Huntsville and Dr's Andronowski, Mocanu and Pearce from the Sudbury Northeast Cancer Center for the care and support Ron received.  A Celebration of Life service will be held at the South River Friendly Circle, 10 Isabelle St, South River on Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 from 1-5 pm.  Arrangements entrusted to Raney Funeral Chapel,  South River.  Online condolences may be made at

posted Mar 22/16

Captain Ron Wood  

Ronald J. Wood
March 13, 1930 - July 25, 2016

With deepest sorrow we regret the sudden passing of our Dad on July 25, 2016. He was born in Toronto, the middle son of Walter and Roxaline Wood. Predeceased by his brother Bruce (Bob). Ron had various careers throughout his life; a Dental Technician, a Fuel Injection Specialist for the A.V. Row Co. working on the Avro Arrow and lastly as a Firefighter for Scarborough for 31 years, retiring in 1991. Dad was proudest of his work in the Training Center, ensuring his firefighters had the education and tools to keep them safe on the job. His retirement years afforded him some excellent Curling times at Tam Heather Curling and Tennis Club. His beloved wife Catherine (Billie) predeceased him in 2004. They had 54 wonderful years together, setting an admirable example of happy married life for their children, Mary (John) Elstone and Robert Wood (Patty). He leaves behind three adoring granddaughters, Octavia (Ian) Elliott, Alyssa (Scott) Elstone and Meghan (Sean) Wellsbury and great grandchildren Diamond Elstone and Seth Oliver. He leaves behind his sister Carol Fisher of Markham, Sister In-law, Marjorie Wood of Aurora, ON and brother Richard Wood of Brooks, Alberta and an extended family of nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank Cedarbrook Lodge Retirement Residence for all of their care and devotion to Dad over the past two and a half years. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada or Operation Smile.


Highland Funeral Home & Cremation Centre – Scarborough Chapel

3280 Sheppard Ave. East, Toronto, ON, CANADA, M1T 3K3

Thursday, 28 Jul 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday, 28 Jul 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Highland Funeral Home & Cremation Centre – Scarborough Chapel

3280 Sheppard Ave. East, Toronto, ON, CANADA, M1T 3K3

Friday, 29 Jul 2016 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Reception to Follow

posted june 20/16

Patricia Donnelly - wife of the late Dan Donnelly

Donnelly, Patricia, Irene "Pat"

Peacefully, with her family at her side, on Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 at Peterborough Regional Health Care Centre, Pat was called to her Heavenly Home. Patricia of Peterborough, formerly of Midland and Scarborough, was in her 84th year. Pat was predeceased by her parents Phyllis Dorothy Boyd-Dempsey and James Franklin Dempsey of Midland. Pat was the beloved wife of the late Daniel Donnelly for 52 years. Loving mother of Dan Jr. and Heather. Dear grandmother of Josh McCallen and Jake McCallen. Great-grandmother of Tyler Majer and Pearl McCallen. Loving sister of Marg Parliament (Doug), Boyd Dempsey, Annalea Dempsey, Glenda Dempsey, Donna Bell (Gary) and Sandra Dempsey. Pat will be remembered by many other relatives and friends as a dependable, kind and caring person. A memorial service will be held at Nicholls Funeral Home, Midland on Saturday, June 25th at 1 p.m. Burial at the Waubaushene Protestant Cemetery at 3:30 p.m.

For further details and map follow this link

posted May 13/16

Ken Love - Sen #216

KENNETH ROBERT LOVE  - Peacefully, on Monday, May 9, 2016 at the North York General Hospital in Toronto at age 78. Loving brother of Donalda Love and the late Norma and her husband Bill Leslie. Dear uncle of Robert Leslie (Susan), Jeffrey Leslie (Denise) and Laura MacIsaac (Raymond). Ken was a proud past President of the Empire State Grotto Association . A devoted member of Pine Ridge Horticultural Society and The Geranium Society of Toronto . The family of Ken Love will receive friends at the WAGG FUNERAL HOME, "McDermott-Panabaker Chapel", 216 Queen Street, in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Monday, May 16, 2016 from 10 - 11 a.m. A Service to celebrate his life will be held in the Chapel at 11 a.m. followed by a reception in the Heritage Room of the Funeral Home. Interment Pine Grove Cemetery, Prince Albert. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the charity of your choice.  (Toronto Star)

posted Apr 28/16

Archie Clyde - Sen #108

It's with regret we pass on the sad news on the passing of Archie Clyde seniority #108 on Monday April 25th. 2016 at the age of 89. Archie started with Scarborough Fire on August 13th 1956 and retired on February 28th 1987 with 31 years of service. Our condolences go out Archie's family and friends. He is resting at The Simple Alternative Funeral Home, 1057 Brock Road, Pickering, ON, CANADA, L1W 3T7
Visitation is; Wednesday, 4 May 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
and 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Funeral is on : Thursday May 5th. 11am 
at St Martin's Anglican Church
1203 Saint Martins Dr, (South off Bayley, west of Liverpool Rd.) in Pickering, ON, CANADA, L1W 1M9

posted Mar 22/16

Ann Chapman - wife of Bob Chapman (Sen #229)

It is with regret we announce the passing of Ann Chapman, who passed away on Sunday evening  March  20th, 2016 after a lengthy battle of cancer. Ann was the wife of Bob Chapman, Retired Captain of the SFD com centre.  Our condolences go out to Bob and his daughter Jennifer and their family and friends during this difficult  time.
Cremation will take place and a private internment service is scheduled for a later date.
A celebration of life will follow later this Spring in Hanover Ontario.
Donations can be made in her name to the Canadian cancer society.

posted Feb 8/16

Donna Bell - wife of Rob Bell (Sen #752)

It is with regret we announce the passing of Donna Bell, who passed away on February 5, 2016. Donna was the wife of Rob Bell, Acting Captain from Station 231-B, and mother to daughters Natalie and Christina. Our condolences go out to rob and his family during this difficult time.
Courtice Funeral Chapel - 1587 Highway #2, Courtice
Visitation - Friday, February 12, 2016 - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m.
Celebration of Life - Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 11:00 a.m.

posted Feb 7/16

Patricia Donnelly - wife of the late Dan Donnelly (Sen #171)

Its with regret we advise of the passing of Patricia. The following obituary is for Patricia Donnelly Beloved wife of the late Dan Donnelly Sen #171.
Our sincerest Condolences go out to Donnelly family and friends.

DONNELLY, Patricia Irene “Pat” or “Patsy” (Dempsey)
– Peacefully, with her family at her side, on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. Patricia of Peterborough, formerly of Midland, Scarborough, Pickering, Beaverton, Lindsay, and Leamington, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Daniel Donnelly, for 52 years.Loving mother of Dan Jr. and Heather.  Dear grandmother of Josh McCallen and Jake McCallen.  Great grandmother of Tyler Majer and Pearl-June McCallen.  Dear sister of Marg Parliament (Doug), Boyd Dempsey, Annalea Dempsey, Glenda Dempsey, Donna Bell (Gary) and Sandra Dempsey.
Pat will be remembered by many other relatives and friends as a dependable, kind and caring person. A memorial service will be held this June in Waubaushene, ON. (details to follow)

posted Feb 1/16

John Davey -Sen #414

Davey, John Joseph

Retired Fire Captain, Toronto Fire Service (formerly Scarborough).
Passed away in his 66th year on January 29, 2016 at Toronto East General Hospital due to complications from surgery.
Brother of Wesley, Paul and the late Barbara Rowe. Uncle of Tracey, Rebecca, Shawn, Darwin, Mariette, Shannon, Dale and Dane.
Huge Toronto Maple Leafs and Blue Jays fan. Active in baseball most of his life.

There will be a celebration of his life held at Pine Hills Visitation Centre, 625 Birchmount Road, Scarborough on Saturday, February 13th from 2:00-4:00pm, with remembrances shared at 3:00pm.
John dearly loved his cats Blackie, Bonkers and Casper. If you wish to make a donation in his memory, please give to Toronto Cat Rescue

posted Feb 1/16

Ray Noble - father of John Noble (Sen #611)

Ray Noble, Father of Captain John Noble R225 D, passed away peacefully at Toronto General Hospital on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at the age of 79 years.
Ray Noble of Maple Beach, Beaverton, beloved husband of Marian (nee Dion). Dear father of John (Lilia) of Whitby and father in law of Kelly (Gary) of Aurora. Predeceased by his son David and daughter in law Pam. Loving grandfather of Kyle, Tianna, Taylor, and Haleigh. Fondly remembered by Alice Greenwood. Fondly remembered by his six brothers and sisters, their families and his close friends.
A Celebration of Rays life will be held in the chapel of the Forrest & Taylor Funeral Home, 20846 Dalton Road, Sutton, on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.

Visitation in the funeral home from 11:30 a.m. Spring interment of cremated remains, Stone Church Cemetery, Beaverton. Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

posted Jan 31/16

THOMAS NORMAND HARRIS - brother of Wayne Harris (Sen #372)

WWII Veteran. Toronto Scottish Regiment. Recipient of Military Medal.
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at the age of 91. Dear brother of Isobel Heggie and Wayne Harris. Predeceased by sister June, Olive and brother Frederick. Brother in law of James O'Connor and Joanne Harris. Uncle Tom to Janet, Kathy, Robert, Jim, Tom and the late Susan. Fondly remembered by many great nieces and great nephews. Special friend to everyone at St. David's Village. Arrangements have been entrusted to JERRETT FUNERAL HOME, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough. Cremation has taken place. A private family interment of Tom's cremated remains will be held at a later date.

posted Jan 29/16

John Davey -Sen #414

Its with deep regret we advise of the passing of Captain John Davey #414 this morning.
John Started with Scarborough Fire on July 15, 1974. and retired from Toronto Fire on January 31, 2007.
Our sincerest condolences go out to his brother Paul, Family and friends.
A message from John's brother Paul -  We are so sorry to inform you that our dear John Davey passed away this morning at 5:00am after surgery on a broken hip. Unfortunately, his body and heart could not handle the operation.
There will be no funeral, but we will be making arrangements for an event of remembrance soon.

We will be in touch with more details.
The Daveys

posted Jan 19/16

Brian Wallace Memorial

The Brian Wallace memorial will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall Branch 52 at 1550 Landsdown Road, Peterborough on Sunday, February 21, 2016 from 1 PM to 4 PM.
 the passing of Brian H. Wallace seniority #277.
Brian passed away Dec. 15, 2015 in his sleep at the age of 72, after a lengthy illness of heart failure. He started on the SFD in 1965 and resigned to be Deputy Chief of Peterborough Fire in 1990.

Our condolences go out Brian's wife Cheryl, family and friends.

posted Jan 21/16 

Norman Jackson - Sen #478

It is with deepest regret we announce the passing of Captain Norm Jackson on Monday January 18th at the age of 64. Norm started with the Scarborough Fire Department on the 5th. July 1976 and retired on 31st. March 2006 with 30 years of service with Toronto Fire Services. See below obituary for visitation, funeral service times and location.
From the Scarborough Professional Fire Fighters Retirees Club Members Our most sincere condolences go out to Norm's family and  friends.
Obituary for Norman Jackson

Jackson, Norman
When you ask anyone about Norm the first thing they would say is he was so generous he'd give you the shirt off his own back if you needed it. This is how we will all choose to remember him. He was a loving father, son, brother and friend to so many and he will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him. While he had many accomplishments in his life, one that he was most proud of was his 30 years as a firefighter with Toronto Fire Services. In those years with Toronto Fire, numerous lives were impacted by his helpful service and unwavering strength. This past week in ICU he fought hard to try to overcome the odds but his body just could not keep up with his spirit. He will be never forgotten and forever missed. And with this I close, my father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me! Love you forever, Bright Eyes xo.

Norman's family will receive relatives and friends from 7:00pm-9:00pm on Friday, January 22, 2016 and from 12:00pm-12:45pm on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467. A memorial service will take place in the chapel of the funeral home, on Saturday at 1:00pm. Cremation has taken place.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the SickKids Foundation would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home).

Visit for Norman's memorial.

posted Dec 31/15

Donald Sangster - father of Brian Sangster (sen #546)

Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to Brian and his family on the passing of his father Donald. Donald is resting at Giffen Mack Funeral Home 4115 Lawrence Ave. E.
Visitation: January 3rd, 2016 from 11:00am to 1:00pm
Funeral Service: To follow the viewing

posted Dec 31/15

Robert Happell - brother of Karen Happell (sen #824)

Its with sadness we advise of  the passing of Robert Happell.
Robert is resting at McEachnies, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax
Visitation - Friday, January 1, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm &  7:00pm to 9:00pm
Funeral - Saturday January 2, 2016 - 1:00pm at the funeral home
Our condolences go out to Karen and her family.

posted Dec 15/15

Brian Wallace - Sen#227

Its with sadness and regret we advise of the passing of Brian H. Wallace seniority #277.
Brian passed away last night in his sleep at the age of 72, after a lengthy illness of heart failure. He started on the SFD in 1965 and resigned to be Deputy Chief of Peterborough Fire in 1990. There will be a celebration of life at a date to be set.

Our condolences go out Brian's wife Cheryl, family and friends.
p.s. please pass this info on to those may not have internet or email.

posted Nov 10/15

ZAK Taylor - John Zancanaro's stepson

Zachary David Taylor 
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of Zachary Taylor, who took his own life early Saturday morning, November 7th, 2015, after a long battle with mental illness and addiction. Zak is the loving son of Richard Riddle, Anita Taylor, John Zancanaro, Jocelyn Herrit and Alison Prentice. Loving brother of Donald Christensen (Maria Nosova), Michael Christensen (Carolyn Christensen) and Paige Zancanaro. Loving grandson of Joanne and Grant Demill, Rosemary and Dominic Zancanaro, and the late Laura and David Riddle. Zak is also loving best friend to Nevan Bullen, Chris Lusby, Mayganne Paul, and Stephanie Heddema. He is also a loving cousin to Jesse Bloys, and uncle to Anastasia Christensen; an amazing support system to fellow addicts and so much more. Zak died the same way he was born: clean.

Relatives and friends may call at McIntosh-Anderson-Kellam Funeral Home LDT., 152 King Street East, Oshawa
Viewing will be held on Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, November 12, 2015, at 11:00 am. Cremation to follow.

Donations made in memory of Zak to the Renascent Foundation (Brooklyn) would be appreciated by his family. Online condolences may be made at

Thank you- The Taylor's, Riddle's and Zancanaro's

posted Nov 6/15

Ken Keelor - Sen #70

Its with deep sadness we advise of the passing of Ken Keelor this morning (Nov 6).
Ken started with the SFD in April 1954 and retired June 1989.

Viewing and Service will be held at Giffen Mack Funeral Home
4115 Lawrence Ave. E. 416-281-6800

Viewing: Sunday November 15th. 2-4pm and 7-9pm
Funeral Service: Monday November 16th. 2pm.

Our deepest condolences go out to Ken's wife Fran, their family and friends.

posted Oct 13, 2015
Lawrence (Lorne) Berenz - father of Rick Berenz (Sen #722)

It is with our deepest sympathy that we inform you of the passing of Retired Captain Lawrence (Lorne) Berenz on Sunday October 25th 2015 after a lengthy illness. Lawrence's passing was from a recognized, compensable illness.
LODD Funeral Information for Lawrence Berenz – Retired Captain, Former North York Fire Department
Lorne retired as an Acting District Chief last serving at Stn. 113 after 33 and half years of loyal service.  Lorne also leaves behind a Fire Service legacy as both his sons Captain Rick Berenz
(R231 B) and David (Retired P111 B) and grandson FF Geoffrey (R115 B) have carried on the family name.
A full Fire Department funeral will be held on Monday, November 2nd at 11am. at R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge St. S of Steeles). There will be no visitation.

Muster will be at the funeral home and as directed at 1015am. on Monday.

All attending Firefighters are to wear their full dress uniform. And as this is a Line of Duty Funeral all Firefighters will shroud their badge.

posted Oct 13, 2015

Shirley Oates - mother of Brad Oates (Sen #765)

Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday October 10th at the age of 79. Dearly beloved wife of Andy for 56 years. Loving mother of Bradley (Carol) and Susan (David). Grandmother to Jennifer (Evan), Andrew, Curtis and Amy. Sister to Margaret Parker.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at Barnes Memorial Funeral Home, 5295 Thickson Road N., Whitby, on Thursday October 15th from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 pm. A Funeral Service to celebrate Shirley’s life will be held Friday October 16th at 10 am. at the funeral home.

Interment to follow at Highland Memory Gardens, Willowdale.

posted Sept. 14, 2015

DAN LEBARR (Sen #223)

Its with regret we advise of the passing of Dan LeBarr (SFD #223) on Oct. 6th 2015 at the age of 77. He was with the SFD from May 7, 1962 and resigned on May 29, 1970.
Our condolences go out to Dan's family and friends.
Dan was born in Sault Ste. Marie, on November 4th 1937, and grew up in the Leaside neighbourhood of Toronto. In early life, he proudly spent 10 years on the Scarborough Fire Department as a firefighter, and subsequently worked as National Merchandising Manager for Benson & Hedges, at which time he met his beloved wife Anne. Dan and Anne moved to Montréal for 5 years and returned to Toronto, where Dan launched a successful 30 year career in real estate. Dan had great integrity and worked hard for anything he believed in. He was passionate about golf, dedicating over 30 years to perfecting his game. He was an avid reader, enjoying thrillers and mystery novels, and instilled a love of reading in his daughters Kathy and Nicole. A long-time fan of the Montréal Canadiens, Dan passed his Habs team spirit on to his son Mike. Dan was a devoted family man, a true animal lover, and a genuine friend to those in need. He will be missed by all those who knew him.
Visitation will be held at Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel and Reception Centre in Oakville on Friday, October 9th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Dan’s life will be held in the Glen Oaks Chapel on Saturday, October 10th at 10 a.m. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made through

posted Sept. 14, 2015 

Barb Allan - wife of George Allan (Sen #297)

It is with great sadness and deepest sympathy we inform you of the passing of Barb Allan on September 14, 2015. As per Barbs request there will be no services. Our condolences go out to George, his family and friends.

posted July 12, 2015

George Woolhead (Sen #87)

WOOLHEAD, George Melvin
Uxbridge Chapel
Passed away on Monday, July 6, 2015 at Soldier’s Memorial Hospital in Orillia at the age of 86. George, beloved husband to Alma for 58 years. Loving father to Lee, Steve, Terry and Ray. Grandfather to Lindsay, Lori, Lacie, Lisa, Blake, Ashley, Krista, Jessica, and Ryan. Great grandfather to Jackson, Taylor, Christian, Quinton and Lincoln. Survived by his sisters Gloria, Marlene and Sharon. Predeceased by sister Norma. A service to celebrate George’s life will be held at the Low & Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge (905) 852-3073) on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 in the chapel at 2 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Reception to follow. In George’s memory, please consider a donation to the Parkinson Society of Canada.

posted Mar 27, 2015

William (Bill) Lukewich (Sen #149)

Its with regret and deepest sympathies we advise of the Passing of Bill Lukewich - September 27, 1932 - March 26, 2015. Former Assistant Deputy Chief, Scarborough Fire Department. Surrounded by his family in his 82nd year. William, husband of Phyliis for 61 years will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his children Bill (Nancy), Bob 9Sandra), Lisa (Glenn)and Lee (Angelo), his grandchildren Neil (Erica) mindy (Warren), Valene, Mike (Meaghan) Mark (Julia), Kristy, Nicholas, Steve, Holly and Noelle and his great grandchildren Jessica and Jack. A celebration of life will be held at the ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 256 - 45 Lawson Rd, on Wednesday, Arpil 1st from 6-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Fallen Fire Fighters Foundation. "Boys Boys Boys" 

posted Mar 3, 2015

William (Bill) Crawford (Sen #553)

We were advised earlier this afternoon of the passing of William Crawford. Bill, as he was better known started with the Scarborough Fire Department July 27th. 1981 and was still an active member. Bill passed away yesterday March 2nd. 2015 from a compensable illness and had been ill for some time.
I have just spoken with the family and expressed our sympathies.
They have already made funeral arrangements.

He will be resting at: Dickson and Garland Funeral Home 166 Main St. N, Markham, Ontario
Visitation: Friday March 6th. 2-4 and 7-9
Memorial Service (Full LODD funeral) at the funeral home - Saturday March 7th, at 1pm.

Reception information to follow.
Firefighters please wear full dress uniforms with white shirts. Direction on form up will be made at the funeral.

Mike Ogle,
TPFFA Executive Officer

posted Jan 23, 2015

Ryan Moonlight (Toronto Fire Fighter)

It is with deepest regret that we notify you of the death of Brother Fire Fighter, Ryan Moonlight. Ryan passed away at home in Whitby, Ontario on January 23rd, 2015.

Ryan was 37 years old and was a very proud member of Local 3888.

On behalf of the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters' Association, we offer our condolences to Ryan's family: his father, Bruce, who proudly served this Association for 35 years and his mother, Sharon. Ryan also leaves behind his wife Tiffany, daughter Ella, son Landon, brother David, sister-in-law Lindsay and niece Sydney.

Funeral and Visitation will take place at the Barnes Memorial Funeral Home

Location: 5295 Thickson Rd. Whitby, Ontario (N of Taunton Rd, S of Hwy 7)

Visitation: Wednesday, January 28th.2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm.

Funeral: Thursday, January 29th. 1pm (Final visitation 12 noon to 1pm).

As this is a Fire Department Funeral, all attending fire fighters are to wear their full dress uniform (white shirt).
Form-up for all attending fire fighters will be as directed prior to the funeral.

**Reception location: Brock House, 918 Brock St. N. Whitby, Ont. (one block S of Rossland Rd. S).

**Parking as directed at the funeral home.

Posted Jan 19, 2015

John Tippin - Sen #275

Its with regret and deepest sympathies we advise of the passing of Capt John Tippin on January 15th. at 73 yrs of age. John retired in 2002 and was last stationed at Hall #9. There is to be no service. There may be a celebration of Johns life sometime in the near future, the family will advise and info posted when avilable.

Our condolences go out to Johns family and friends.

Posted Dec 24, 2014

Bernice "Peggy" Egan,

Mother of Captain Bill and Patrick Egan.

A visitation will be held at McDougall and Brown Funeral Home "Scarborough Chapel", 2900 Kingston Rd. (east of St. Clair Ave. E.), on Friday, December 26th from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church, 21 Markanna Dr. (just north of Kingston Rd.), on Saturday, December 27th at 11 a.m.
Our condolences go out  Bill and Pat at this difficult time.

Posted Dec 16, 2014

Mary Sadler "Winnie"

Or condolences go out to Linda & Gary Chase and family for their loss of Linda's Mother Mary Sadler "Winnie" October 2, 1925 - December 14, 2014

Sadler, Winnie
Winnie passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on the 14th of December at the age of 89. Winnie was predeceased by her husband Joe. She leaves her children, Lynda and Gary and their children Sara and Travis, Adam and Martha; Larry and Syndi and their daughters, Susannah and Flannery; Leslie and Doug and their son Douglas; Mary-Jo and Frank and their children, Peter, Stephen and Carly; Steve and Sandy and their daughters Caitlin, Allison, and Hilary. She also leaves her four beautiful great- Granddaughters, Olivia, Gabrielle, Kennedy and Bridget. Predeceased be her siblings, William, Charlie, Bud, Theresa and Edna. Family and friends may call McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (905)-428-8488 for visitation on Friday December 19th from 2-4 and 7-9pm. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday December 20th at 11am at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, 1148 Finch Avenue, Pickering. Memorial donations in Winnie’s name may be made to the Lakeridge Health Foundation. Many thanks to the very compassionate team of healthcare professionals on C6 and F4 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa. Online condolences may be placed at
Posted Dec 10, 2014

Bob Connell - GTMMA Member

Bob was very active until recently with the former Scarborough Canteen and more recently Support 7 of the TFS. Our condolences go out to the Connell family.

Visitation: Humphreys Funeral Home - 1403 Bayview Ave. Toronto - Sunday December 14th, 2:00 till 4:00 and 6:00 till 8:00
Funeral: Monday Dec 15th at 2:00pm - Northleigh United Church - 125 Brentcliffe Rd., Toronto

Support 7 will be attending both the visitation and the funeral. Family has requested that uniformed personnel wear their uniforms (white shirt).

Bob was a flower lover and the family would appreciate flowers. Charitable donations may be made to Wounded Warriors Canada or Canadian Fallen Firefighters.