Subject: LODD Passing of Active Member, Captain Daniel “The Bull” Thompson – August 1, 1964 – August 11, 2021
*UPDATED Ceremony Information*
Brothers and Sisters TFS personnel are invited but for contact tracing purposes MUST register by August 26 at 9 am by completing the form.
Visitation and Ceremony – Kane-Jerrett Funeral Home 8088 Yonge St Thornhill, ON
Visitation; August 26, 2021, 10 am to 11:45 am Ceremony to follow at 12:00 Noon. The service will also be Live-Streamed, and you can watch Captain Thompson’s Ceremony here: http://ipickart.ca/stream/Thompson/
C&B committee members will be on the ground with white gloves and black masks for members that need them. TFS personnel attending the funeral are to wear full dress uniform (white shirt and gloves), cap with shrouded badge. COVID-19 precautions will be strictly adhered to, including social distancing and the wearing of masks at all times during this ceremony.
Due to the current pandemic restrictions, we are limited to the number of attendees permitted inside the funeral home. Attending members may have to remain outside the venue in an overflow area where the service will be broadcast. Please be prepared for all weather conditions.
In Solidarity, Retired Toronto Fire Fighters Association I.A.F.F. Local 3888
It is with great sadness we are notifying our members of the passing of active member Daniel George Thompson 57 years old, known as Dan or Danny, and “The Bull” by his firefighter co-workers. This is in reference to his look-a-like on Night Court. Danny’s ceremony will be a Line of Duty Death ceremony as he passed from esophageal cancer, a recognized occupational disease.
Visitation and Ceremony: August 26th, 2021
Visitation: 10 am to 11:55 am
Ceremony: 12 Noon
Kane-Jerrett Funeral Home – 8088 Yonge St. North York, ON L4J 1W3
Captain Thompson badge # 1703, started his career with the pre amalgamated borough of East York Fire Department and was stationed at now TFS station 321 on October 31, 1988. Danny served Toronto proudly for more than 32 years. His records indicate Captain Thompson, was promoted to P116 C, then on Sept. 30, 2013, transferred to AL114 B, on July 14, 2014, to P211 A, then on July 24, 201 to A215 A, finally on Dec 9, 2019, to A312D.
Our condolences go out to Captain Danny Thompson’s family, friends, and co-workers. You will be missed Cap! Rest in Peace Brother Thompson.
The following tribute was found on the internet. Daniel “Danny” George Thompson of Marmora & Lake, ON, passed away peacefully at the age of 57 with his family by his side at Campbellford Memorial Hospital on August 11, 2021, after a four-year battle with cancer. Danny was born August 1, 1964, and was the youngest child of Archie and Margaret Thompson. He is survived by his wife Tracy; son Jesse; brothers Peter, Phil, Allan, Jim, Percy, Rob, and Mike; sisters Peggy, Kathy, Theresa, Pat, Gerry, (Jackie predeceased) and many, many nieces, and nephews. Danny was a proud Toronto Fire Fighter Captain and served for over 30 years. He loved fishing, playing hockey and golf, cooking, and scratching lottery tickets. He was level-headed and had a take charge attitude yet was also so gentle and kind. He loved his dog Jack, enjoyed feeding the deer and birds in the backyard, tending his vegetable gardens, or just sitting quietly on the porch looking at the water. He was the person everyone could count on, seemed to always know what to say or do in any situation. He was a loving husband and father, great brother and uncle, and will be missed by the many whose lives he touched. Thank you to Drs. Chung, Kalyvas, and Virik; our Kingston General Cancer Team who gave us another 3 years together which we are eternally grateful for. The family wishes to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the KGH Cancer Centre, Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre in Napanee, or the Quinte Humane Society.
In solidarity Gerlando Peritore
Chair, Ceremonial and Bereavement Committee
Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association
I.A.F.F. Local 3888