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posted March 15, 2018

Al Booth - Sen #465

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of District Chief Al Booth Seniority #465. Al passed away over the weekend (March 9th. or 10th.) of a stroke. He had been ill for some time with a blood disease and had prior strokes. 

Al started with Scarborough Fire in Sept. 1975 and retired after 34 years of service in 2009 as District Chief in North Command Fire Prevention. He was 75 years old.

Our deepest condolences go out to his wife Linda, their family and friends from all Scarborough Fire Fighter Retired and still active.

No service or funeral details are available at this time.


posted March 15, 2018

Norma Hoey - mother of Jim Hoey

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Norma Hoey, Jim Hoey's Mother and Jeff Hoey's Aunt.

Norma passed away in her 89th year peacefully at home.

There will be a celebration of life at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 258 on Lawson Rd. on Saturday, April 6th. from 1 to 4 pm.

Our deepest condolences go out to Jim, Jeff, and their families and friends from all Scarborough Fire Fighter retired and still active.


posted March 11, 2019

Brian McPhie - Sen #326

It was with great sadness and regret that we announce last fall of the passing of Brian J. McPhie, Seniority #326. Brian passed away on September 18th, 2018 in Alberta of a cardiac arrest, he was 74 years old. Brian started with the SFD in July of 1966 and retired as a Captain in January of 2003 serving 35 years.

There will be a memorial luncheon for Brian on his birthday May 22nd.

From all the Scarborough Fire Fighters retired and still active our  deepest condolences go out to Brian's family and friends.

Click here for details - please rsvp by April 22nd.

Brian McPhie

posted February 26, 2019

Tom Kristensen - Sen #241

It is with deep sadness that we  announce the passing of Tom "The Swede" Kristensen Seniority #241 in Dunellon Florida

yesterday at the age of 76 (1 month short of his 77th birthday).

Tom suffered a massive heart attack Monday morning, his Wife Ingrid performed CPR as did the paramedics later but were unable to revive him.

Cremation is to take place in Florida  and any funeral or celebration of life details will follow.

Tom started with the Scarborough Fire Department on June 24, 1963 and retired after 30 years of service with the rank of District Chief.  He was a good friend well liked and respected by all. His numerous organizing SFF golf tournaments was enjoyed by all of us. He will be sadly missed.

Tom leaves behind his Wife Ingrid, a Son and Daughter and 4 grandchildren


Our condolences from the Scarborough Fire Fighters go out to his family and friends.
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posted February 24, 2019

Susan Wood - wife of Mike Wood (#845)

It is great sadness that we announce the passing of Susan Wood, wife of AC Mike Wood. Susan passed away Thursday February 21st, 2019. Our condolences to Mike, Kris Gyivicsan (R122 B) and Doug Jones (P132 D) for the loss of their loved one.

Obituary

Susan Lynn Wood (nee Hoggard) passed away at Uxbridge Cottage Hospital on Thursday February 21st surrounded by her loving family and friends after a defiant five and a half year battle with cancer.

Anyone wishing to make a donation in memory of Sue please support:
GRID & NEA - http://grid-nea.org/ in support of medical doctors work in developing countries, including Ghana.

Visitation - Tuesday February 26th
Uxbridge Baptsist Church 231 Brock Street West, Uxbridge, On
6:30pm - 9:00pm

Visitation - Wednesday February 27th
Uxbridge Baptist Church
10:30am - 12:00pm

Funeral/Memorial - Wednesday February 27th
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Reception - To Follow 2:00pm - 5:00pm


posted February 21, 2019

Robert (Bob) Blake Sen #470

Its with great sadness we advise of Bobs passing on February 19th. Bob started with the Scarborough Fire Department on July 5, 1976. Retiring January 31, 2008. Bob was an inspiration to many, and will be deeply missed.

TPFFA Local 3888 Notice

Celebration Of Life For Bob Blake

His family would like to invite you to a Celebration of Life on March 2nd from 2 - 5pm. This isn't a funeral. Bob definitely did not want that. He wanted his family and friends to come together to reminisce and laugh about the good times, so lets make this the experience that Bob wanted. Anybody who wants to speak about their time with Bob will have a chance to do so.

There will be finger food for snaking, as well as a cash bar. The event space is attached to a full restaurant if additional food is desired. Out of town guest needing a place to stay overnight in Jackson Point, can book at Whispering Pines B&B (call Nancy at 416-457-6747) or the Ramada Jackson at  905-572-6232, both are within walking distance.

The location for Bob Blake's celebration of life is at:

LAKE SIMCOE ARMS

21089 DALTON ROAD, SUTTON. ONTARIO

On behalf of Scarborough Fire Fighters our sincerest sympathies and condolences go out to Renee, his family and friends.

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posted January 17, 2018

Robert "Bob" Hagg

It is with deepest regret that we announce the passing of Robert 'Bob' Hagg Seniority #206. at the age of 87.

Bob started with the Scarborough Fire Department on March of 1962 and retired as Captain in July 1991.

Bob was well liked and respected throughout his career, we will all miss him.

Below is the obituary overview from the McEachnie Funeral Home in Pickering.

To Bob's Wife Fern, his family Cathy, Lynda, John, and friends, please accept our deepest condolences on your loss from the Scarborough Fire Fighters.

 

HAGG, Robert "Bob"

(Retired Captain Scarborough Fire Dept.)

Passed away peacefully with his loving wife Fern at his side on January 16, 2019 at the age of 87.

Proud father of Cathy Delaney, Lynda Moorcroft (Brian), John Hagg (Chyrel). Bob will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family and friends. A private family service will be held. If so desired, donations to Camp BUCKO would be appreciated.


posted January 17, 2019

Celebration of Life for Barbara Joy Ford - wife of Ed Ford

A Celebration  of  Life  for  Barbara  Ford who passed away last October has been planned for  February  9,  2019, from 2pm  to  5pm  at Qssis Banquet  Hall. Qssis is located at  3474  Kingston  Rd. (NW  Corner  of  Kingston  Rd.  &  Markham  Rd.)  Service  to  begin  at  2  P.M.  followed  by  snacks  &  refreshments.


BARBARA JOY FORD
Obituary


FORD, BARBARA JOY (nee RANSOME) It is with heavy hearts that the Ford family announce the passing of Barbara Joy Ford on Saturday, October 13, 2018. An angel on earth, from 1936 until 2018, now an angel in heaven. Loving wife of 63 years to Edward Ford. Devoted mother to Wendy, Sheri (Jeff), John (Tammy) and Nicole (Rob). Proud grandmother to Jamen (Sarah), Gentry, Clayton, Taylor, Jake and Evan. A private family service has been held at Chesley Lake, a place dear to Barb's heart. A Celebration of Life to be announced at a future date. In lieu of flowers, we request donations be made to Hallman Chapel via www.Canadahelps.org or sent directly to R.R. 3, 78 Camp Rd., Allenford, Ontario N0H 1A0.

 


posted December 12, 2018

Scott Daly - Sen #596

It’s with the deepest of regret we share this sad news...

Scott lost his fight with cancer today. He passed away peacefully today at home with his loved ones by his side. He started with the Scarborough Fire Department October 11, 1983, and retired from Toronto Fire on May 31, 2015. Today he lost his fight with cancer. He was an amazing and kind person... he will be greatly missed...

Scott requested no special services or fan-fare, however, his family and friends would like to celebrate his life on December 28th, at the Oshawa Golf & Curling Club from 1 to 4 pm.

From Toronto Professional Fire Fighters Association

Our sincerest condolences go out to Scott's family and friends.


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posted November 22, 2018

Robert Brown - father in-law of Steve Ball

It is with deep sadness we advise of the passing of Robert Brown yesterday at approximately 2:30 p.m., in his 94th year.

Our sincerest condolences go out to Steve and Sandy, and their family and friends.

BROWN, Robert “Bob”

Port Perry Chapel

Peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at Westshore Village at the age of 93. Beloved husband of the late Betty Brown. Loving father of Sandy (Steve) and Russ (Jeannette). Cherished grandfather of Kimberly (Wayne), Jill and Rusty (Samantha) and eight great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Jean and the late Betty. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905-985-7331) on Sunday, November 25, 2018 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the upper level. If desired, donations in memory of Bob may be made to the Durham Down Syndrome Association.

1763 Reach St. Port Perry


posted November 16, 2018

Leandre Poirier

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Poirier's Father Leandre. Our deepest condolences go out to John, his family and friends.

Below are the details of the funeral.

 

Poirier, Leandre

Peacefully on November 15, 2018. Predeceased by his beloved wife Anita. Loving father of Bernard and John (Eileen). Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Brett, Craig, and Kerry. Leandre was a proud Veteran of WW II. A longtime employee of CN rail. Visitation at PAUL O’CONNOR FUNERAL HOME, 1939 Lawrence Ave.E (between Pharmacy and Warden) on Sunday, November 18 from 1-4 pm. Funeral Mass on Monday morning at 10:30 am in St. Dunstan’s Catholic Church ( Danforth west of Pharmacy) Interment Christ the King Cemetery.


posted October 17, 2018

Barbara Joy Ford - wife of Ed Ford

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ed Ford's wife Barbara (Ed was a former District Chief with Scarborough Fire).

Below is obituary notice for Barbara Joy Ford, Ed's wife of 63 years.

Our sincerest condolences go out to Ed, his family and friends from the Scarborough Fire Fighters.


BARBARA JOY FORD
Obituary


FORD, BARBARA JOY (nee RANSOME) It is with heavy hearts that the Ford family announce the passing of Barbara Joy Ford on Saturday, October 13, 2018. An angel on earth, from 1936 until 2018, now an angel in heaven. Loving wife of 63 years to Edward Ford. Devoted mother to Wendy, Sheri (Jeff), John (Tammy) and Nicole (Rob). Proud grandmother to Jamen (Sarah), Gentry, Clayton, Taylor, Jake and Evan. A private family service has been held at Chesley Lake, a place dear to Barb's heart. A Celebration of Life to be announced at a future date. In lieu of flowers, we request donations be made to Hallman Chapel via www.Canadahelps.org or sent directly to R.R. 3, 78 Camp Rd., Allenford, Ontario N0H 1A0.

 

posted October 15, 2018

Ross "Sam" Mctavish - Sen #242

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ross "Sam" McTavish.

Ross was 82 years at his passing he started with Scarborough Fire in June of 1964 and retired as Captain after 30 years service on December 31st. 1993.

Ross endured many medical traumas during his life and underwent a lung transplant giving him another 11 years of quality life.

He had a 'nick-name' for almost everyone on the department and will be sadly missed by all Scarborough Fire Fighters.

To his children Lisa Hamel and Donald McTavish, their families and friends we extend our deepest condolences for your loss.

Below is Lisa's note relating funeral visitation and attachment.

    

Hi John,


My dad, Ross McTavish, passed away late in the afternoon on Saturday, October 13.  I think you’d already heard that he had moved to Scarborough Retirement Residence and had been taking treatment for cancer. He stopped the treatment in mid-September because it was no longer effective.  We knew that he would eventually decline but at this point he seemed tired, but still quite well.  My brother spoke to him at 4 pm on Saturday, confirming dinner plans for the extended family for Sunday, and he seemed fine.  When my dad didn’t go down to dinner, the staff checked on him, and he had passed. Quickly and peacefully. 

Visitation will be at McDougall and Brown in Kingston Road in Scarborough on Tuesday, October 16 from 2 -4 and from 6-8:30. 


Ross "Sam" McTavish - 3/23/1936 - 10/13/2018


September 29, 2018

Al T. Cousins - Sen #125

It is with regret and sadness we pass on this belated notice of the passing of District Chief Al T. Cousins Seniority #125. Al passed away on April 28th 2018 at the age of 89. He started with the Scarborough Fire Department on March 25th 1957 and retired as District Chief on May 31st. 1989 serving 32 years. 

From all the Scarborough Fire Fighters our sincerest condolences go out to Al's family and friends.


posted September 28,2018

Tom Jackson - Sen #127

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tom Jackson seniority #127.

Tom started his career with the Scarborough Fire Department on March 25, 1957. Serving for many years as Captain on Rescue 8, B-1 shift.

He retired after serving 32 years on June 30 1989.

Below are the details of the funeral service. 

From all the Scarborough Fire Fighters, our sincerest condolences go out Tom's Family and friends

JACKSON, THOMAS ROSS ALEXANDER CECIL

Tom Jackson (Papa) of Belleville Ontario, born October 2nd, 1931, passed peacefully at the age of 86, at the Hastings Manor Long Term Care Facility in Belleville, on Wednesday September 26th, 2018.
Son of the late Mina & Stanley Jackson. Cherished husband of June Jackson. Eldest brother of Mary Peterbaugh (d), Bill Jackson (d), Terri Nicholson, Winnie Sallows (d), Deeney Staines, Jack Jackson (d), and Doug Jackson. Dearest father of Richard Jackson (d), Ronald Jackson, Russell Jackson, Lisa Jackson, Thomas Gaston, and Carl Ruttan. Beloved grandfather of Sandra Eastham, Pam Jackson, Samantha Jackson, Montana Jackson, Jodi McMurter-Ruttan, Matthew Jackson, Emma Jackson, and Adam Jackson. And great grandfather of Haylie West, Elynn, and Jackson Eastham.

Fondly remembered by his many loved nieces and nephews.

Mr. Jackson is resting at the John R. Bush Funeral Home located at 80 Highland Avenue in Belleville (613-968-5588). Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday September 29th, 2018 at 2:00pm with visitation for 1 hour prior to the service.

If desired, it would be greatly appreciated that all donations are made to the Alzheimer’s Society. Online condolences can be made at: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com


posted September 22, 2018

Robert (Bob) Lee - Sen#287

It's with regret and sadness we advise of the passing of Robert (Bob) Lee Seniority #287.
Bob passed away Saturday September 15th. from colon cancer.

The latest word is that Bob Lee's funeral will be a private family affair held this Sunday September 23rd. Once again our sincere sympathies and condolences to Bob's family and friends.

posted August 12, 2018

John (Knobby) Clark -Sen #131

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of John (Knobby) Clarke seniority #131.

John started with Scarborough fire on May 13th 1957 and after 25 years of service retired at the end of Feb. 1982.

He was 87 years old at his passing and enjoyed 36 years or retirement.

Below is the obituary from the Toronto Star dated August 11, 2018.

On behalf of Scarborough Fire Fighters retired and still active, our condolences go out to John's wife Patricia their family and friends.

 

 CLARKE, John Walter - Loved and never forgotten - John Walter Clarke of Lakefield, ON, in his 88th year, on Friday, August 3, 2018 at PRHC. John was an aircraft mechanic in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1952-1957 aboard the HMCS Magnificent. He later served as a dedicated firefighter for the City of Scarborough for 25 years. John is survived by his wife, Patricia (nee Cottrell) of 65 years; his three children Jennifer, Jeffrey and Sarah Collinson (John) and his grandchildren, Jessica, Rebecca and Benjamin. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no funeral or visitation. In his memory, his family requests donations be made to the Peterborough Regional Health Centre.


posted August 1, 2018

Carly Walker - daughter of Ivor Walker

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Carly Walker, Daughter of Ivor Walker.

Our sincerest condolences go out to Ivor, his family and friends for their loss.

Below is the obituary posted by McDougal & Brown along with funeral details.

(update -  the family has requested  - no uniforms at the service, thank you)