SEMPLE, John - (Retired 31 year Toronto Fire Captain, Member of the Toronto Fire Service Pipes and Drums) On December 2, 2012, John went to be with his Lord. John, loving and devoted husband of Sharon. Much loved father of Kelly (Jim Spence), Greg (Tanya), and Mary (Mike Benson). Proud Papa of Caitlyn, Carly, Tyler, Hailey, Taylor, Chelsea and he will be a Guardian Angel for his seventh Grandchild (February 2013). Son of Catherine and the late John. Brother of Tommy, Robert and the late Alice. Beloved nephew of Alice and Rob Cormack. Friends will be received at the Accettone Funeral Home, 384 Finley Ave., Ajax (905-428-9090) on Wednesday, December 5th 2012 from 6-9 p.m. and Thursday from 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. and Friday from 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. Services will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Global Kingdom Ministries, 1250 Markham Road, Scarborough at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Princess Margaret Hospital Sarcoma Department (610 University Avenue Toronto, ON M5T 2M9) would be appreciated. John was loved and respected by all he touched.

Published in the Toronto Star on Dec. 5, 2012