Active Member Ryan Reesor

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The passing of Active Member Acting Captain Ryan Reesor

Ryan Reesor – 25 November 1977 – 17 May 2023

Ryan Harold Reesor, 45, raised in Haliburton County and a resident of Midhurst, Ontario,
passed away suddenly in a tragic accident on May 17th, 2023. Ryan was born on
November 25, 1977, to Diana and Ron Reesor. Loving husband and best friend of Amy
Reesor and dedicated, amazing father to Anson and Anna. Sister to Alyna (Chris), son-in-law to Linda (Stu) Brandon, and brother-in-law to Emily Brandon (Dan). Fun and caring
uncle to Thya, Jake, Fox, Zane, and Elowyn. Ryan dedicated over 27 years to the fire
service, with Algonquin Highlands and the City of Toronto, as a firefighter, captain, chief
of training, and technical specialist and expert in rope rescue, confined space,
swift water, and auto extrication.
He was a leader and mentor in both departments. He was also a caring and compassionate first responder, ensuring that the patients he worked with, especially on medical calls, were treated with warmth, respect, and dignity. Ryan began his career with Toronto Fire Services in November of 1999 as an Operations Firefighter and had worked in various fire stations in North Command, on both “C” and “A” Platoon. Captain Reesor achieved his designation as Acting Captain in 2017, with his last position being on the Squad at Station 143.
Ryan was just promoted to the permanent rank of Captain on P113, “A” Platoon, and was to start this new assignment on May 29, 2023.
He loved his job and the people he worked with. He cherished the conversations, laughter, and memories shared with his friends and colleagues. They were his second family. Ryan cared deeply for the communities in which he lived and worked, always available to help a friend or neighbour. He was a jack of all trades and master of many. There isn’t anything that he couldn’t build or fix. Ryan loved to cook for his family and at the fire hall. He was a talented and creative craftsman. He loved drawing and crafting with his daughter, tinkering with his son, and building Lego with both of them. Ryan was a curious, smart, and critical thinker and that led
him to continue his education at Toronto Metropolitan University, recently completing a certificate in Disaster and Emergency Management and almost finishing his degree in Public Administration.

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Visitation – Thursday, May 25th, 2023, from 10:00 to 12:00
Church on the Queensway, 1536 The Queensway, Toronto, Ontario
Ceremony – Thursday, May 25th, 2023, at 12:00
Church on the Queensway, 1536 The Queensway, Toronto, Ontario
Reception – The Royal Canadian Legion, 1395 Lake Shore Blvd W., Toronto, Ontario M6K 3C1

In Solidarity,
Retired Toronto Fire Fighters Association,
I.A.F.F. Local 388