Passing of Active Member FIT Car 24 Joseph Garry Zopf Badge #1542

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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 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.

In Solidarity,
Gerlando Peritore
Chair, Ceremonial & Bereavement Committee
Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association
I.A.F.F. Local 3888