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Former Fire Fighting in Canada editor passes away


June 16, 2015
By Laura King

June 16, 2015, Toronto - A former editor of Fire Fighting in Canada has died.

Don Glendinning passed away at the Norfolk General Hospital in Ontario on Thursday. He was 82. Glendinning is listed on the Fire Fighting in Canada masthead as editor emeritus.

Glendinning’s passion for the fire industry grew as he became involved with the magazine in the 1970s.

“He was the brains behind the trade magazine,” the Simcoe Reformer newspaper said in a story about Glendinning on Monday.

Glendinning was a partner in the company Cash Crop Farming Publications Ltd. He started out as marketing manager for Fire Fighting in Canada.

“He became editor at one point and publisher at one point,” said Ted Crandon, one of the principles of Cash Crop.

“It was a pretty small magazine when we bought it.”

Glendinning’s son, Scott, told the Waterford newspaper that his dad developed strong contacts within the firefighting community.

“He was really proud of that magazine,” he said. “It did really well.”

Glendinning’s role changed when Newfoundland Capital Corp. bought Cash Crop Farming Publications in the late 1980s. Fire Fighting in Canada was among the publications acquired by Annex Business Media (formerly Annex Publishing & Printing) from Newfoundland Capital in the late 1990s.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday at the Thompson-Mott Funeral Home in Waterford at 11 a.m.


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