LODD: Passing of Acting Captain Shane McCready, Brampton Fire and Emergency Services - Service Information
On behalf of Fire Chief Andy MacDonald, it is with deep sorrow that I announce the passing of Acting Captain Shane McCready on Friday October 26, 2012, following a valiant and extremely hard-fought battle with cancer.  Shane was 37 years old.
 
Shane was a vibrant and valued member of the Brampton Fire and Emergency Services team.  His positive outlook, contagious smile and never-ending “can-do” attitude made him a welcomed addition to his crew, most recently as a member of the Squad 203 crew on “C” shift.  Off-shift, Shane was a highly decorated curler, having represented Brampton Fire and Emergency Services at a number of Provincial and National curling competitions.
 
Born in St. Catharines, Shane grew up in Niagara Falls.  Serving as a firefighter for more than 16 of his 37 years, Shane began his Firefighting career as a volunteer Firefighter in the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake.  He joined the Brampton Fire and Emergency Services team on April 14, 2003 and was promoted to the position of 1st Class Firefighter on April 14, 2006.  In 2012, despite being very ill, Shane successfully completed his qualification as an Acting Captain.
 
In December 2011, only weeks after he became engaged to his fiancée Kelly and bought a house in the country, Shane was diagnosed with adult acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a type of cancer in which the bone marrow makes abnormal myeloblasts (a type of white blood cell), red blood cells, or platelets. It is the most common type of acute leukemia in adults.
 
Shane’s acute myeloid leukemia has been determined to be a Line of Duty illness by the WSIB, resulting from his years of service as a Firefighter. 
 
Today, the Brampton Fire and Emergency Services family lost one of our own and Shane will be sadly missed.  We will both honour and celebrate Shane’s life with a full Fire Service Line of Duty Death funeral.
 
VISITATION ARRANGEMENTS
 
Date:  Sunday October 28, 2012
Time:  19:00-21:00 hours
 
Date:  Monday October 29, 2012
Time:  14:00-16:00 hours and 17:00-20:00 hours
 
FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS (LODD):
 
Date:  Tuesday October 30, 2012
Time:  13:00 hours
Location:  Bramalea Baptist Church – 9050 Dixie Road, Brampton
 
FUNERAL STAGING AREA FOR ALL FIRE SERVICE PERSONNEL:
 
Date:  Tuesday October 30, 2012
Time:  10:30 hours sharp
Location:  Brampton Soccer Centre – 1495 Sandalwood Parkway East, Brampton
 
Brampton Transit will be providing busing between the staging area and the Church, which will commence between 10:30 and 11:00 hours.  All fire service personnel are asked to park and assemble at the Staging Area in order to ensure that adequate on-site parking at the Church is maintained for Shane’s family and friends.
 
Full dress uniforms are requested for the funeral.
 
A reception will follow the service and will be held inside the Brampton Soccer Centre. Busing will be provided back to the Soccer Centre following the funeral.
 
Brampton Fire and Emergency Services flags have been lowered to half mast and remain lowered until after the completion of the funeral on October 30, 2012.
 
On behalf of Fire Chief MacDonald,
 
Matt Pegg
Deputy Fire Chief
Brampton Fire and Emergency Services
8 Rutherford Road South
Brampton, Ontario
L6W 3J1
Office - 905-874-2723