Shaun Leon Arthur – October 21, 1936 ~ November 16, 2021
Shaun valiantly responded to his final fire call, passing away peacefully in his 85th year on November 16, 2021, after a courageous and dignified battle with cancer. He was born on October 21, 1936, in Sandwich, Kent, son of Frank and Kathleen Arthur. He grew up in the seaside community of Ramsgate, Kent. Growing up in the latter part of World War II with his siblings, the War taught Shaun the value of money, that you worked hard for what you accomplished in life, and to lead a humble life. He would rarely chat about those early days, knowing how difficult they were, including things like fried bread to fill your stomach and leaving high school without completion in order to get a job as a brick-layer to support the family.
Shaun found the strength to come to Canada where he became a City of Toronto firefighter from March 2, 1962, until retiring on December 11, 1988, after 26 years of dedicated service. He was injured in the line of duty twice. He responded to thousands of alarms over the years, never hesitating, including responding to the Eaton’s Annex fire in downtown Toronto, that burned for days on end, working countless additional shifts in 1977. He was forever proud of being a City of Toronto firefighter and was posted halls such as St. Clair, Adelaide and retiring at Knox and Eastern Avenue as Air Supply 1. Not once did he hesitate to respond to a call, despite the traumas it left with him.
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Friends may call at the Turner & Porter ‘Neweduk-Erin Mills’ Chapel, 1981 Dundas St. W., Mississauga (east of Erin Mills Pkwy), on Saturday, November 27, 2021, from 2-3 p.m. A service will follow in the funeral home chapel at 3 p.m.
Online condolences may be made through www.turnerporter.ca. All those in attendance must be double vaccinated. Proof of vaccination will be confirmed upon entry.
Our sincerest condolences from all our Retiree Groups go out to the Family and Friends.
In Solidarity, Retired Toronto Fire Fighters Association I.A.F.F. Local 3888