Captain Robert Graham Etherington – 08 Jan 1945 ~ 07 Feb 2023
Passed at home, after a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia with Parkinson’s, with his wife and children by his side. Predeceased by his parents Cecil and Iris Hunter. Beloved husband to Cathrin (Cathy) McEldon for over 40 years. Proud father of Kari (Nick), Jeff (Shanna), Jenny (Mike), and Nik (Jessika). Loving Poppa/Grandpa to Lucas, Savannah, Jaedyn, Issabelle, Madden, Brody, and Carter.
Bob was a passionate and proud Toronto Firefighter for 30 years. Bob began his career with the Toronto Fire Department on the 22nd of April 1966, he was promoted to Captain on the 8th of June 1987 and retired in 1996. He was an avid fisherman and loved teaching his kids and grandkids how to ski. Bob was the life of the party, a fabulous dancer, and always ready to enjoy a few beers with friends and family, and of course his trips to Dairy Queen for his strawberry milkshakes with extra strawberries and no whip cream. His great, sometimes inappropriate, sense of humour was what we all loved about him.
Bob was also a member of the Toronto Fire Fighters’ War Veterans Association; he will be missed at the monthly meetings. Celebration of Life Thursday, February 23rd, 2023, from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm. Tributes will be shared at 2 pm. Courtice Funeral Chapel, 1587 Highway #2 Courtice, Ontario In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Alzheimer Society or charity of your choice.
The Service will be live-streamed at this link: https://funeraweb.tv/en/diffusions/68951
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 3888