PORTER, WILLIAM February 23, 1931 – August 1, 2023 – It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to beloved father and grandfather, William Porter.
William Alexander Porter was a firefighter with the Toronto Fire Department, and will always be remembered as a hero. Bill was a dedicated Firefighter with the Toronto Fire Department. Bill began his career with TFD on the 22nd of February 1957 and retired on the 30th of December 1987 after 30 years of service. He was assigned to several stations over his career, all on the A1 Shift. Bill enjoyed 36 years of Retirement.
With his loving wife, Lorraine, he raised three strong and independent children: William, Debbie, and Patricia. William and Lorraine were caregivers and adventure creators to their grandchildren: Madison, Marlee, Elise, Wesley, James, and Nathan. Devastatingly, in 2016, the family said goodbye to Debbie and Lorraine, and although we are sad for William to leave us on August 1st, we are sure he is happy to be reunited with his wife, daughter, and recently deceased sister, Jean.
William Porter will always be remembered for his quick and witty one-liners, his generous heart, and his listening ear.
Visitation – Tuesday, August 15th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Simple Alternative, 1535 S. Gateway Rd., Mississauga, ON L4W 5G6
Celebration of Life – Tuesday, August 15th, at 8 p.m. The Simple Alternative, 1535 S. Gateway Rd., Mississauga, ON L4W 5G6
Sincerest Condolences from all our Retiree Groups go out to his Family and Friends.
Retired Toronto Fire Fighters Association I.A.F.F. Local 38