Funeral Information for Captain Harry Mills Retired City of York
Harry Mills – 1 Jan 1933 – 12 Feb 2023
Harry was raised in Toronto and attended York Memorial High School. He met his one true love, Anita, at a dance in Port Severn and he never looked back. He was the much-loved father of Nicole Ferri (Luciano) and Anita-Lynn Studley, Dad had 4 grandchildren of whom he was exceedingly proud. Harry was part of the Signal Corps and was stationed in Newfoundland.
Later, he became a firefighter for the borough of York (now Toronto Fire). He was a captain, leader, and tough as nails. You might not like everything our dad said, but by God, you wanted him by your side in a battle. He was a man’s man and brother-in-arms. I know there are many people alive because of his actions and kind heart. Harry was a great teacher and incredibly well-read. He wrote and taught the hazard materials course at the Ontario Fire College for many years. He also was a historian and an amateur genealogist, a passion he passed on to us. When dad came on school trips, he ended up explaining more to the class than the person giving the tour because he was such a great historian. Sometimes this was awesome, sometimes a tad embarrassing.
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In lieu of flowers, a donation to I’ve got your back 911 (a charity for EMS workers with PTSD) would be appreciated. (www.ivegotyourback911.com)
Celebration of life to follow this spring.
Deepest condolences go out to his family and friends from all our Fire Fighter Retiree Groups.
Retired Toronto Fire Fighters Association I.A.F.F. Local 3888