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CYFS chief’s funeral to take place in Newmarket

By CFF Staff   

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Dec. 8, 2023, Newmarket, Ont. – The funeral for Central York Fire Services Fire Chief Ian Laing has been scheduled for Dec. 12.

It will be held at the Ray Twinney Complex in Newmarket, Ont. at 1 p.m.

Chief Laing died peacefully in his sleep on Nov. 30.

He began his life of service when he joined Mississauga Fire in 1975, where, upon his departure in 2009, he had risen through the ranks to assistant deputy chief.


Laing had also served as chief of the CYFS, which serves Aurora and Newmarket, since 2010 and was instrumental in expanding the service to meet the needs of two rapidly-growing communities.

Flags in public spaces across Aurora and Newmarket were lowered in his honour and will remain so until after his funeral.

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