George Stanley Wood Funeral Notice

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Passing of Retired Captain George Stanley Wood

George Stanley Wood – July 7th, 1945 ~ January 9th, 2024

Local 3888 members, we have been notified of the passing of Retired Captain George Stanley Wood at the age of 78 on Tuesday, January 9th, 2024.
Captain Wood, started with the Toronto Fire Department on December 2nd, 1966, worked in several west-end fire stations over his career, and was promoted to captain on June 21st, 1985. He retired early after developing an uncommon inflammatory disease called polymyositis on September 25th, 1988, after only 22 years of service.

George was also a member of the Toronto Fire Fighters’ War Veterans Association, and he will be missed at the monthly meetings.
Condolences to Retired Captain George Stanley Wood’s family, friends, and co-workers.
Rest in Peace Brother Wood!

The following was copied from the funeral home website and can be found here.
George peacefully passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, at the age of 78 years young. Dearly beloved husband of Doris Wood (nee Yeo) for 55 loving years. Dear father of Kevin (Joanne) and Ryan (Danielle). George was an adored “Papa G.” to Joshua, Ethan, Matthew, Kaylie, and Kaden. Brother-in-law to Yvonne Campbell (Rob). Remembered fondly by his brotherhood of fellow firefighters.

George has left us with a legacy of love, friendships, memories, and too many laughs to count. A Captain with the Toronto Fire Department for 22 years. He was forced to retire early due to health complications caused by polymyositis however, nothing would stop him from keeping busy and living life to the fullest. His unparalleled resilience and always positive demeanor allowed him to continue to do all the things he loved including travel, golf, visiting with friends, and being his grandchildren’s #1 hockey fan. He will be remembered for his love of Corvettes, Elvis, the stock market, hockey, golf, a good scotch, and his unwavering love for his family.
He and his family are grateful to the nurses and doctors at Credit Valley and Trillium hospitals for their tireless efforts.

A private family funeral will take place at Turner & Porter – Peel Chapel. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Arthritis Society of Canada would be greatly appreciated.
Online condolences may be made through this website.