Brian Balsdon Funeral Notice

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Funeral Information For DC Brian Balsdon – Retired TFS (Former Scarborough L626) Brian Balsdon – 05 January 1947 – 29 November 2022 It’s with heavy hearts that we share the passing of Brian. He surrendered to his fight with Cancer and peacefully left his home on November 29, 2022. Beloved soul mate and husband to Kathy Balsdon (nee Kulcheski), Brian … Read More

James Simpson Funeral Notice

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Capt. James “Jimmy” Simpson – 12-Oct-1933 – 30-Nov-2022 Simpson, Joseph James “Jim”- Retired City of Toronto Fire Captain, Passed away peacefully at the age of 89 on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at Lakeridge Health, Oshawa. Son of the late Thomas and Mary Simpson. Jim joined the Toronto Fire Department on the 9th of August 1957. He was promoted to Captain … Read More

Toy Drive Volunteers


Thursday, December 1, 2022 Union Notice #22-140Subject: Toy Drive Update-Volunteers Needed Hello again everyone, I am very happy to report that the Shops at Don Mills event that so many of you have asked about is back on this year, after a 2-year hiatus. We have teamed up with Cadillac Fairview again and together with our media partner, Global, hope … Read More

Douglas Hugh English Funeral Notice

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Captain Douglas Hugh English – 19 Jan 1935 – 27 Nov 2022 Doug passed away peacefully on November 27, 2022, at 87 years of age. Cherished husband for 51 years to Joyce (nee Mann, 2009). Beloved Father to Rick and Liz English, loving Grandpa to Aaron & Paige, Lisa & Marek, Great-Grandpa to Adeline, and dearest Brother-in-Law to Bill, Harry … Read More

Update 5 – City of Toronto Benefits Verification


(Note – All updates and information are available by scrolling this page) Update #5 UNION NOTICE: #22-138Wednesday, November 23, 2022Subject: Benefits Verification Concern Form The recent request by the City through Mercer has caused concerns and confusion for both our active and retired members. In addition, your Association has significant issues regarding our Collective Agreement rights and language that the … Read More

Pieter Karl Zuber Funeral Notice

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Captain Pieter Karl Zuber – 22 Jul 1938 ~ 17 Nov 2022 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Pieter Karl Zuber peacefully at Sunnybrook Veterans Centre on November 17, 2022. Pieter served with Canadian Army Signalman rank with theatres of service in Canada and the Middle East (1957-1960) where received medals of commendation. Upon his … Read More

Update 2 – LODD District Chief Chris Cauchon

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Union Notice #22-137: LODD Funeral for District Chief Chris Cauchon Update Brothers and Sisters, The new information we have received is that District Chief Cauchon was promoted to car 42, then transferred to car 14 and his last assignment was Car 13. Parking: The Thornhill Club7994 Yonge St,Thornhill, ON L4J 1W3 The ceremony will be live-streamed and can be found … Read More

Bob Colhoun Funeral Notice

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DC Bob Colhoun – May 1937 – November 2022 Bob passed away peacefully in his 85th year, with the company of his daughter, son, and daughter-in-law by his side. Beloved father of Lynn & Robert (Sonia) Colhoun. Proud grandfather of Patrick & Tom Colhoun. Bob was a dedicated member of the Etobicoke Fire Department. He began his career on the … Read More

Celebration of Life for Shirley Litherland

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Update – Celebration of Life for Shirley Litherland: Wife of Captain Grant Litherland, R321 C platoon Updated Info A celebration of Life will be held for Shirley Litherland, wife of Grant Litherland Captain R321 C platoon. It will be on Saturday, November 19th between 1 and 4 pm. It is a casual drop-in affair and will take place at: Louis … Read More

Passing of Active Member FIT Car 24 Joseph Garry Zopf Badge #1542

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Joseph Garry Zopf17-Nov-1958 – 10-Nov-2022 Passed away peacefully on his terms, surrounded by his family on Thursday, November 10th, 2022 in his 64th Year. Loving husband of Karen Zopf (nee Bauer). Proud father of Adam (Nataliya) and Ben (Mary). Survived by his brother Perry (Karyn) and his sister-in-law Rita. Dear uncle of Ian, Scott (Jen), Andrew, and Keana. Predeceased by … Read More