LODD Funeral Notice For Active Member Captain Sean Coles

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Union Notice #24-035: LODD Funeral Notice for Active Member Captain Sean Coles

Date: June 14, 2024
Subject: LODD Funeral Notice for Active Member Captain Sean Coles
To: All Members

Active Member Captain Sean Coles, son of retired District Chief Brian Coles, started with the Toronto Fire Department on November 22nd, 1999, and was assigned to B Platoon at Station 333 on 5 Tower. Sean transferred to L312, and later to S331B where he stayed to hone his squad skills. Sean was designated to Acting Captain and assigned to P244 on September 25th, 2017. On March 19th, 2018, he returned to S331B as the Acting Captain of the squad. On March 20th, 2023, he transferred to R345B until his promotion to Captain. He was promoted to the rank of Captain on July 24th, 2023, and assigned to LA325B. His final transfer was back to Station 331B as the Captain of L331B on September 4th, 2023.

Captain Coles’ passing is a recognized Line-of-Duty Death and the family has agreed to allow us to honour our Brother with a full LODD Ceremony.

LODD Ceremony arrangements have now been finalized and are as follows.

Visitation – Tuesday, June 18th, 2024; 10:00 ~ Noon and 4:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm; Kane Jerrett Funeral Home – 8088 Yonge St. Thornhill, ON, L4J 1W3

Ceremony – Wednesday, June 19th, 2024 @ 11:00 am; Bayview Glen Church, 300 Steeles Ave E. Thornhill, ON, L3T 1A7

Reception – Following the service in the Bayview Glen Church Lobby.

Collation – At the family’s request, we plan to have the reception at an alternate site. Details to be announced.


TFS personnel attending the funeral are to wear full dress uniform (white shirt, tie, gloves, and cap).

Cap badges will be shrouded.

Please plan on arriving early as there is plenty of construction at the church and ongoing road work at Bayview Ave and Steeles Ave.

There will be a procession from Kane Jerrett funeral home to Bayview Glen Church prior to the ceremony on Wednesday and Captain Coles’ procession will be arriving at Bayview Glen Church @ 10:30 am.

There will be two formal salutes. The first one is when Captain Coles arrives, and the final form up and rolling salute when he departs.

All members who arrive early will be asked to form up at the church entrance on the west side of the church. C&B committee members and Honour Guard will direct members for this arrival formal salute.

Form Up and Final Rolling Salute

We will be forming up and honoring Sean with a rolling salute. Members will be asked to form up and come to attention when the command is given.

The rolling salute begins at the colours (Canadian Flag salute comes up) and is completed at the rear step of the caisson, (salute comes down), then we bow our heads as the family passes. Continue to stand until you’re dismissed.

Members who are struggling with the news are encouraged to reach out to any of the following support services:

TFS Peer Support – (416) 338-9327

Chris Rodrigues (TFS Mental Health Professional) – (416) 338-9557

City of Toronto Telus EAP – 1-833-382-5610

North Chaplain Ted Leck – (647) 461-4047

East Chaplain Tahseen Gill – (647) 568-6050

South Chaplain Daniel Chandran – (647) 242-9897

West Chaplain Todd Riley – (416) 318-9167

In Solidarity,

James Reed
Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association
I.A.F.F. Local 3888