Ontario Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial Service 2017 Ceremony
Sunday, October 1, 2017 fire fighters and their families from across Ontario will converge near Queen's Park Circle, northeast at College and University in Toronto, to honour fire fighters whose names have been inscribed on the monument.
 
The Memorial is staged on a red Maltese Cross that is an international symbol for firefighting. A bronze sculpture depicts a modern-day fire fighter rescuing a child from peril with a towering black granite monolith representing a building behind. White granite walls surround it, with the name, rank, and date of death of Ontario's fallen fire fighters, the earliest known being, William Thornton, who died on November 24, 1848.
 
 
 
Currently there is 681 names etched on the wall and this year we will be adding 55 names from 28 Fire Departments across Ontario to the Memorial Wall for a total of 736 names.
 
Name of Fallen
Date of Death
Local Name
1
Robert Lawrence
2016
Welland
2
Gilles Racine
2016
Cornwall
3
Robert Bell
2015
Mississauga
4
Gerald LaCasse
2016
Mississauga
5
William Dawson
2016
Mississauga
6
Don Johnson
2014
Guelph
7
Kenneth Racine
2012
Windsor
8
David Weaver
2017
Niagara Falls
9
Arvie Soderholm
2006
Fort Francis
10
Gerald Greco
1997
Sault Ste Marie
11
Tom Barnes
2012
Thorold
12
Gaetan Marcil
2016
North Bay
13
Barry Norton
2006
St. Catharines
14
Brian Dennique
2016
Chalk River
15
Ruurd Douma
2016
Cumberland
16
Lucien Meranger
1980
Ottawa
17
Andre Renaud
2003
Kanata
18
William Davies
2016
Toronto
19
William Parker
2015
North York
20
Dennis Moore
2016
Toronto
21
Gino De Amicis
2016
Toronto
22
James Cox
2011
York
23
Rickie Dale
2016
Toronto
24
Steven Crites
2016
Toronto
25
William Terrell
1991
Etobicoke
26
William Smith
2014
Toronto
27
Stephen Forsey
2017
Toronto
28
Thomas Ford
2017
Toronto
29
Richard Barker
2015
North York
30
Randy Tureski
2017
Whitby
31
Daniel Donnelly
2006
Scarborough
32
Bryan Oswin
1987
Etobicoke
33
John Beattkie
2017
York
34
Reginald Landriault
2016
Mississauga
35
Sydney Spencer
2014
Hamilton
36
James Stewart
2017
Oshawa
37
W. Graham Emslie
2016
Sarnia
38
Richard Blythe
2014
Hamilton
39
Harry Shaw
1994
Hamilton
40
Ronald Huttman
2016
Etobicoke
41
Terence Boyko
2016
Toronto
42
Willis White
1988
Toronto
43
Robert Barnes
2016
Scarborough
44
John Gibson
2014
North York
45
Reginald LaRush
2000
Thunder Bay
46
Will McDowell
2017
Belleville
47
Barry Morton
2017
Owen Sound
48
David Varey
2004
London
49
Robert Barr
2000
London
50
Harry Stephenson
2015
North York
51
Richard David
2017
Welland
52
Richard Dawson
2001
Thunder Bay
53
James Round
1987
Guelph
54
Jack Lodge
2017
Windsor
55
Ronald Adams
2007
Etobicoke