Memorials

Every year we say goodbye to friends in the Fire Service, whose lives are cut short either in the line of duty or beyond, but we never forget them.

Each June,the FFAO and Ontario Fire College invite fire department, family and friends to gather in a special Memorial Service, on the grounds of the Ontario Fire College in Gravenhurst. Please consider joining us. Firefighter Memorial Service, Gravenhurst

With honour, we pay our respects to the following:

  • Retired Deputy Chief, Michael Stephen Blazetich, Crowland F.D. and later Welland Station 2, career from 1952 – 1985
  • Chief, Robert Broadbent, St Thomas Fire Department
  • Firefighter Carl May, Milton Fire Department
  • Firefighter Gaston Duval, Station #11 Chelmford F.D., Greater Sudbury
  • Retired Fire Prevention Inspector Barry Kory, Milton Fire Department
  • Firefighter Wayne Largos, Station#6, Niagara Falls, F.D.
  • Chief Leslie “Stoney” Isaacs, Six Nations Fire Department 28 years service.
  • Firefighter Christopher John Lowe, Central York Fire Services
  • Firefighter Wayne Larose Niagara Falls Fire Department, Station No.6.
  • Retired District Chief. Vern Gauvreau Burlington, Station 2 Volunteers
  • Firefighter Ryan Healey, Elizabethtown- Kitley Fire Department
  • Lieutenant Bob Lawrence LODD. Welland FD Station # 2
  • Captain Glen Stringer Milton Fire Department
  • Captain Vincas (Vince) Cizikas , Burlington Station # 2
  • Chief Eric Dowell (Retired), Severn Fire Department.
  • Firefighter Dominic Faragali, Welland Fire Department Station #2
  • Retired Chief Harold Weber, Harriston Minto Fire Department
  • Firefighter Ralph Courtney, Burlington Station #2
  • Retired Fire Chief Paul  Josling, Blyth Fire Department, North Huron FD
  • Retired Fire Chief / Deputy Mayor James. E.Hayter. Alvinston Fire Department and Charter Member of the C.V.F.S.A.
  • Firefighter Trevor Ross Baillie, Milverton Fire Department
  • Retired Firefighter Sherwood Hume, Milton Fire Department
  • Firefighter Trevor Schneider. Mildmay Carrick Fire Department
  • Firefighter Glen Alan Bracken, Caledon Fire Services, Station 303 Caledon East
  • Retired Fire Chief Bob Meyer, Teeswater-Culross Fire Department
  • Retired Fire Chief, Jim Phelps. Town of Pelham Fire Department. His fire career started with St Catherines Fire services 1956 until his retirement with Pelham FD 2012
  • Deputy Chief Ron Gifford, 38 year Member, Founding member of Dunn Township F.D ( former Dunn 2 and later Haldimand Stn 10)
  • Retired Chief Passmore, Haldimand Stn 6 Canboro
  • Retired Firefighter Edward Collins, Merritton Volunteer Fire Department
  • Acting Captain Paul O’Brien, Pickering Fire Services
  • Retired Firefighter Richard David, Welland FD, 31 Years of service
  • Retired Firefighter George Kowalski. Pelham # 2
  • Retired Firefighter Gord Woodland, Pelham #2
  • Retired Captain Hans Ridderikhoff, Pelham # 2
  • Beverly Cowell 1934-2017 Member of Dunn Twsp Sarkettes; a Life time member of the FFAO
  • Retired Firefighter, Ivan Fair; Having served 50 years with North Wellington Fire Services (Arthur Station)
  • Firefighter Mike Bevin, County of Brant Burford Station
  • Retired Firefighter James Thornhill;  a FFAO life Member, Halton Hills Area #1 Acton
  • Heather Stenton- Braun, Brant County Fire Dispatch
  • Retired Firefighter Harold Rutherford,40 years service with Cainsville F.D.
  • Firefighter Michael Arthur Brook, 40 Years service with the Burford Volunteer Fire Department
  • O.D.D. Retired Platoon Chief Don Reid, Burlington Fire Department
  • Firefighter Ralf Sugg, Caledon Fire Service Mono Mills Station # 308
  • District Fire Chief, Terry (Weapon) Weatherup, Adjala-Tosorontio Fire & Rescue
  • Firefighter Michael W. Pretty, Willoughby Fire Department
  • Firefighter Bill James Goodwin, Princeton Fire Department
  • Firefighter Owen Sheardown, Orangeville Fire Department
  • District Chief Troy Cummerson, Gainsville Station & City of Brantford
  • District Fire Chief Joe St Louis, Station 3 Lakeshore Fire Service
  • Deputy Chief Kevin McIntyre, West Lincoln Fire Department
  • Fire Chief Pat Bourguignon, Township of Schreiber