Funeral Information for Captain Ernest “Bud” Thorn Retired L752 North York Fire
Ernest “Bud” Thorn – 11 May 1943 ~ 01 March 2023
With heavy hearts, we inform you of the passing of Ernest (Bud) Thorn on March 01, 2023, after a short illness. Bud was in his 92nd year. He will be missed by his loving wife Lois, sons Doug and Brian and daughter Gwen, 8 Grandchildren and their spouses, and 17 Great Grand Kids.
Bud started his firefighting career with North York Fire in May of 1956 and retired in May of 1990 with the rank of Captain and 34 years of service. Bud spent many years with the North York Retired Fire Fighters Association in different positions and was the Membership Chair for many years over the last several years has looked after the Bereavement Portfolio. Bud also got recognized in November of 1981 for his 25 years in the Fire Fighters Association. Bud also played hockey with the North York Fire Hockey League from 1956 – 1957.
There will be a private family service for Bud. In the late spring, there will be a Memorial Service with the Bell Service being performed. We will advise you when this will be held at a later time. Bud will be missed by all those that worked with him, and those that knew him, and his many friendly phone calls will be missed. Bud was also a proud member of the Toronto Fire Fighters’ War Veterans Association; he will be missed at the monthly meetings.
Rest in Peace Brother Thorn
Our 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