The passing of Retired Captain Raymond George Houghton
Passing of Retired
Captain Raymond George Houghton – November 2nd, 1930 – November 18th, 2023
We have been notified of the passing of retired Etobicoke fire Captain Raymond George Houghton at the age of 93. Raymond enjoyed training firefighters in first aid and C.P.R. and retired after 33 years of service.
Condolences to retired Captain Houghton’s family, friends, and co-workers.
Rest in peace Brother!
The following was copied from the funeral home website and can be found here.
It is with heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved Raymond at Humber River Hospital on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at the age of 93. Raymond is now reunited with is wife Norma and their son Victor. Loving and devoted father of Debbie and her husband Zdenek Blechta. Cherished grandpa of Lauren, Amie, and Alex. Raymond will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Raymond was a professional Firefighter with the Etobicoke Fire Department for over 33 years and was a Captain on his retirement. He also spent many years training firefighters in first aid and C.P.R. He worked and volunteered to teach swimming with the City of Etobicoke Adapted Aquatics Program for 38 years. In his younger years, he worked with Gus Ryder as his head lifesaving instructor and in 1963, he received the Royal Lifesaving Society Service Award from the R.L.S.S. President, Earl Mountbatten of Burma. He was honoured for rescuing at least two people from the Credit River in 1949. He enjoyed many years at his trailer in Honey Harbour where he loved to boat and fish. He loved working with stained glass and wood creating many pieces of furniture with his art of marquetry.
To honour Raymond’s wishes cremation has taken place. Funeral details are to be confirmed at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences at newediukfuneralhome.com
Gerlando Peritore (he/him)
Chair, Ceremonial and Bereavement Committee
Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association
I.A.F.F. Local 3888