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Ontario Government: Windsor Firefighter and Brain Cancer

ontario government: Topliffe spent 36 years as a Windsor firefighter and retired as a district chief in 2002, according to CTV. He's being remembered by colleagues as a strong advocate for improving firefighter's equipment and helping the Ontario government enact legislation to provide coverage for those battling firefighter related cancers, not knowing he would ultimately succumb to one of those cancers. Charles Douglas Topliffe, fondly remembered as Topper passed away on Monday after a battle with brain cancer with his family by his side He was 74 years old. Fire Chief Steve Laforet worked closely with Topliffe, and remembers him as a dedicated soul who always thought of others. No one didn't look forward working with Doug, everyone looked forward to it and that brought crews closer together in my opinion and it made the team even better when you have that. He enjoyed working in the station and people enjoyed being around him, says Laforet. ( As reported in the news.