Ass’t Chief (OFM) Alexander Raymond McKenna–Dec 7th,1940 ~ Dec 8th, 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Alexander Raymond McKenna. He died suddenly at home in Toronto on Wednesday, December 8th – one day after his 81st birthday. Alex leaves behind his wife, Louise, his daughters Tracy McKenna, Corry
Haslam (David), Deborah McKenna (James), son Mark (Laura), and his six grandchildren, Liam, Calum, Gavin, Ben, Sean, and Mason.
Alex had a long and dedicated career in Fire Services. For 23 years, he was a proud member of
the Toronto Fire Department. Joining in 1963, he served eight years in the Fire Fighting
Division, ten years as a Captain in Fire Prevention and his final five years as Director of Training
at the Toronto Fire Academy. Alex honed his talent for teaching while serving, and taught Fire
Protection Technology at George Brown College, the Ontario Fire College, and the Toronto Fire
Following his early retirement from TFS, Alex joined the Ontario Fire Marshall’s Office as the Assistant Chief of Fire Safety and Inspection Services. He continued to consult well into his seventies, working for the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correction Services as a Fire Safety Analyst. Alex’s Fire Services Career spanned more than 50 years.
In addition to his Fire Service, Alex had the privilege of serving as an Aide de Camp to former
Ontario Lieutenant Governors, James Bartleman, and David Onley. He also spent countless
hours volunteering, serving as an advisor to the Canadian Standards Association, volunteering
with Scouts Canada, and his hometown hockey club, the Mimico Canadians.
To read the Full Tribute, please follow this link.
A service in memory of Alex will be held Saturday, December 18th at 1:00 p.m. and visitation will follow 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lakeshore Boulevard West, Etobicoke
The service will be for family only but may be viewed online through Ridley’s after the fact.
Messages of Condolence may be placed at www.RidleyFuneralHome.com.
Donations in memory of Alex may be made to The Scott Mission.
Our Sincerest Condolences from all our Retiree Groups go out to his Family and Friends.
Retired Toronto Fire Fighters Association
I.A.F.F. Local 388