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The City of Toronto will honour nine fallen firefighters by adding their names to the Memorial Honour Roll on Sunday. The service will include remarks and the laying of wreaths by Mayor John Tory and representatives from Toronto Fire Services and the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters Association.
Date: Sunday, June 12
Time: 1 p.m.
Place: Harbourfront Fire Station 334, 339 Queens Quay W.
Firefighters and their families and friends gather annually for the ceremony of remembrance.
Since 1848, 254 firefighters have died in the line of duty while protecting lives, property and the environment in Toronto. The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario recognizes that many of the recent deaths of firefighters, who have lost their lives in the line of duty, are the result of work-related cancers.
The names being added this year are:
• Firefighter Robert C. (Bob) Kennedy, died March 31, 1980
• Captain Thomas Timmins, died Dec. 10, 1995
• Captain Peter Chambers, died Oct. 10, 2013
• District Chief Donald Cooper, died Jan. 25, 2014
• Captain Terry Thompson, died Aug. 16, 2014
• Captain Falk Gruenwald, died July 6, 2015
• Captain John O'Grady, died July 19, 2015
• Captain Lawrence Berenz, died Oct. 25, 2015
• Captain Karl Lewis, died Nov. 30, 2015
Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.
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