Update 2 – Active Member Funeral
Union Notice #22-131:
Passing of Active Member FIT Car 24 Joseph Garry Zopf Badge #1542
Joseph Garry Zopf
17-Nov-1958 – 10-Nov-2022
Passed away peacefully on his terms, surrounded by his family on Thursday, November 10th, 2022 in his 64th Year. Loving husband of Karen Zopf (nee Bauer). Proud father of Adam (Nataliya) and Ben (Mary). Survived by his brother Perry (Karyn) and his sister-in-law Rita. Dear uncle of Ian, Scott (Jen), Andrew, and Keana. Predeceased by his parents Joseph and Nancy, his sister Linda and brother-in-law Gregg. He will be sadly missed by so many wonderful friends.
Joe proudly served with The Toronto Fire Services since 1987. Joe started his career with the North York Fire Department on January 12th, 1987. Joe was assigned to old North York fire station #3, now TFS station 411, and moved to spend most of his 35-year career on R243. On November 27th, 2017 moved to be the FIT on Car 24 at station 242, then on June 14th, 2021 Joe relinquished his spot and moved to P242.
Joe loved to travel every chance he got, he was an avid skier on and off the water, a dedicated Tim Hortons lover, and a true jack of all trades, but his true and proudest accomplishments were his sons and his family.
He will truly be missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing him.
In lieu of flowers, donations to www.PSP.org would be greatly appreciated.
Details for Active Member Joseph Zopf’s ceremony are as follows;
Thursday, November 17th, 2022, at 11:00 a.m.
Mount Lawn Funeral Home, 21 Garrard Road in Whitby ON
Celebration Of Life (Following the service)
Thursday, November 17th, 2022
Mount Lawn Funeral Home, 21 Garrard Road in Whitby ON,
We have used the funeral home obituary for this notice and it can be found here.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to Brother Zopf’s family, friends, and co-workers.
Rest In Peace Brother Zopf, we have it from here.
TFS personnel attending the funeral are to wear full dress uniform, (white shirt and gloves), and cap. Cap badges will not be shrouded.
Form Up and Rolling Salute
We will be forming up and honouring Joe with a rolling salute. Members will be asked to form up and come to attention when the command is given.
The rolling salute begins at the colours (Canadian Flag) and is completed, at the rear step of the caisson, then bowing your head as the family passes. Continue to stand until you’re dismissed.
Our goal is to make it look like a wave.
Chair, Ceremonial & Bereavement Committee
Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association
I.A.F.F. Local 3888
JOSEPH ZOPF OBITUARY
ZOPF, JOSEPH Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Thursday, November 10, 2022, in his 64th year. Loving husband of Karen Zopf (nee Bauer). Proud father of Adam (Nataliya) and Ben (Mary). Survived by his brother, Perry (Karyn); and his sister-in-law, Rita. Dear uncle of Ian, Scott (Jen), Andrew, and Keana. Predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Nancy; his sister, Linda; and brother-in-law, Gregg. He will be sadly missed by so many wonderful friends.
A Chapel Service followed by a Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2022, at 11:00 a.m at Mount Lawn Funeral Home, 21 Garrard Road in Whitby, ON.
In lieu of flowers, donations to PSP.org, would be greatly appreciated.
Published by Toronto Star on Nov. 13, 2022. Obituary
As this is expected to be an Active Member funeral a further update will be posted when information is received from TPFFA 3888.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing yesterday of Joe Zopf, brother to Perry Zopf #588.
Joe started with the North York Fire Department in January 1987, after amalgamation, Joe spent time working out of Station 243 (Hall #10) and Station 212 in East Command. Funeral details will be posted when they become available.
From all the Scarborough Fire Fighters Retirees our sincerest condolences go out to Perry, his family, and his friends for their loss.
Thursday, November 10, 2022
It is with profound sadness that I have to report that my younger Brother Joe passed away this evening after battling PSP which is an aggressive form of Parkinson’s Disease. His condition started a couple of years ago and steadily got worse and more debilitating. His Doctors told him nothing could be done and the next day will be worse than today.
I know he is now pain-free and with my Mom and Dad, Sister and Brother in Law
I’ll miss you, Joe
Picture Credit – Aaron St. Pierre – Thanks, Aaron.