First responders pay tribute to firefighter Grant McCulloch for over 40 years of service

Doctors gave McCulloch 12 days to live following cancer discovery

A parade was held in north Barrie on Monday afternoon to honour a local hero with terminal cancer.

Grant McCulloch had been in public service for 44 years prior to his retirement in 2020. A volunteer firefighter in Barrie for a decade, followed by another 30 years as a firefighter in Borden. Following his retirement, McCulloch developed some issues with his heart and was admitted to Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre. During bypass surgery, physicians discovered he had cancer of the esophagus.

Doctors gave him 12 days to live.

First responders paid tribute to his decades of service with a drive-by past RVH on Monday afternoon.