Obituary – Brother Leroy Ryan

Union Brother Leroy J. Ryan passed away October 26, 2017 in his 78th year.

Leroy was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, as a machinist, October 30, 1974, at that time becoming a member of  IAM&AW LL 1863 (Now LL 1975). Leroy retired December 1, 2004.

Leroy’s funeral is October 30, 2017, and interment is at Maitland Cemetery.

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Obituary – Brother Norman Helmuth

Union Brother, Norman Helmuth, passed away October 15, 2017, in his 80th year.

Norman was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, ON, Canada, as a machinist, March 27, 1972, at that time becoming a member of IAM&AW LL 1863 (now LL 1975).

Norman’s funeral is October 20, 2117, and interment is at Maitland Cemetery, Goderich.

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Obituary – Brother Mike Gallant

Union Brother, Mike Gallant, passed away August 2017.

Mike was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, ON, Canada, as a welder October 15, 1973, at that time becoming a member of IAM&AW LL 1863 (now LL 1975).

His passing will be acknowledged by the LL 1863 Retirees Club, and sympathy extended to his family.

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Obituary – Brother Don James Saunders

Union Brother, Donald James Saunders, passed away August 4, 2017.

Don was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, ON, Canada, as a welder January 21, 1974, at that time becoming a member of IAM&AW LL 1863 (now LL 1975). In the 1980s, Don held the Union President’s position of LL 1863.

His passing will be acknowledged by the LL 1863 Retirees Club, and sympathy extended to his family.

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Obituary – Brother Clarence Shephard (Joe) Govier

 Union Brother, Clarence Shephard (“Joe”) Govier, passed away August 3, 2017.

Joe was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, ON, Canada, as a machinist November 14, 1973, at that time becoming a member of IAM&AW LL 1863 (now LL 1975).

His passing will be acknowledged by the LL 1863 Retirees Club, and sympathy extended to his family

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Obituary – Brother Archie Leopold Watt

Union Brother Archie Leopold Watt passed away June 5, 2017, in his 91st. year.

Archie was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, ON, Canada, as a fitter, March 12, 1973, at that time becoming a member of IAM&AW LL 1863 (now LL 1975).

Retirement date unknown. A private family service was held at the Falconer Funeral Home in Clinton, ON. His Family will be receiving a Bible from LL 1863 Retirees Club.

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June LL 1975 Meeting

LL 1975 Union Meeting

The will be a regular meeting Monday, June 12th, 2017 at the Back Alley Bar & Grill (formerly the Labour Center). This will be the last meeting until September as the lodge recesses for the months of July and August with consent of the membership to conduct the normal business of the lodge in the interim.

This is motioned and voted on at the lodge meeting and is a normal practice of LL 1975. The executive wishes all the members a happy and safe summer.

Executive meeting starts at 7:00pm with the general membership meeting at 7:30pm.

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Obituary – Brother Don Johnston

Union Brother, Donald Johnston, passed away April 12, 2017, in his 67th year.

Don was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich ON, Canada, and joined IAM&AW LL 1863 (now LL 1975). in the 1960s. Don held the Union President’s position of LL 1863. He later went into management as Human Resources Manager.

His family will receive a Bible from the LL 1863 Retirees Club.

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GVP Stan Pickthall COS Gord Falconer visit GKN Sinter Metals St.Thomas

!AMAW LL 1975 members had a visit from the Canadian Office to the GKN Sinter Metals facility in St.Thomas, Ontario. GVP Stan Pickthall, COS Gord Falconer and DBR Derek Ferguson met with some of the membership on April 19th during the dayshift operations.

Plant Manager Kristina Schmitt presented the Canadian Office staff a tour with an overview of the operations that our members perform day to day. The GKN facility produces powder metal transmission carriers for the automotive sector. The IAMAW would again thank Kristina for taking the time out of her busy schedule to accommodate the tour and strengthen the relationship between labour and management.

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Condolences Brother Tigert

Union Brother John (“Jack”) Tigert  passed away April 12, 2017, in his 90th year.
 
Jack was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich ON, Canada, as a Stock Controller, May 22, 1962, at that time becoming a member of IAM&AW LL 1863 (now LL 1975).
 
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Goderich ON, April 18, 2017. His Family will be receiving a Bible from LL 1863 Retirees Club.

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