In Celebration of

George Stanley Wood

July 7, 1945 -  January 9, 2024

Retired Toronto Fire Captain

George peacefully passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at the age of 78 years young. Dearly beloved husband of Doris Wood (nee Yeo) for 55 loving years. Dear father of Kevin (Joanne) and Ryan (Danielle). George was an adored “Papa G.” to Joshua, Ethan, Matthew, Kaylie and Kaden. Brother-in-law to Yvonne Campbell (Rob). Remembered fondly by his brotherhood of fellow firefighters.

George has left us with a legacy of love, friendships, memories and too many laughs to count. A Captain with the Toronto Fire Department for 22 years. He was forced to retire early due to health complications caused by polymyositis however, nothing would stop him from keeping busy and living life to the fullest. His unparalleled resilience and always positive demeanor allowed him to continue to do all the things he loved including travel, golf, visiting with friends and being his grandchildren’s #1 hockey fan. He will be remembered for his love of Corvettes, Elvis, the stock market, hockey, golf, a good scotch and the unwavering love for his family. He and his family are grateful to the nurses and doctors at Credit Valley and Trillium hospitals for their tireless efforts. A private family funeral will take place at Turner & Porter - Peel Chapel. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Arthritis Society of Canada would be greatly appreciated.

Online condolences may be made through this website.


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Michael & Wanda (Neighbor)

Entered January 13, 2024

We both are profoundly sadden by George’s loss. Too soon, he will be missed. Our condolences to the family.

Roger and Toula Butler (Friend and neighbour)

Entered January 14, 2024

We were so saddened to hear of George’s passing. We have known George for only 5 years but in that time quickly became close friends. He was one of the good guys and always had a smile on his face even though he was going through numerous health issues. Will miss his daily email jokes, having scotch with him and his positive attitude.
We send our sincere condolences to Doris and the family. Rest in Peace George.

Robert Brown (Neighbour)

Entered January 14, 2024 from GHOLP

So sorry to hear of George’s passing. Our sympathy to the whole family.

Bob and Jane

Janice Samis (Friend)

Entered January 14, 2024 from Turner and Porter Hurontario Street

George has been a very dear friend of ours since 1967. We cherish the many good times spent together. Our sincere condolences to Doris, Kevin, Ryan, and all the family.
Larry and Jan

Nancy and Pat McCabe (Friend and Fire Fighter who worked with George)

Entered January 15, 2024 from Toronto, Ontario

George will be missed by so many. May he R.I.P.

Nancy and Pat McCabe


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