Day of Mourning

Gathering near the monument.

On Sunday, April 28, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., the Huron District Labour Council held a Day of Mourning event at the Workers Monument, Gloucester Terrace, Goderich, across from the Historic Gaol. Co-ordinator,

Co-ordinator Jim Vance and guest speaker.

Jim Vance of UNIFOR introduced guest speakers from the local community and labour movements. There was also a dedication of honour plaques from Romeo LeBlanc and Captain Chris Morgan.

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Obituary – Leger Caza

Union Brother Leger Caza passed away April 15, 2019 in his 96th year. Leger was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada in the Maintenance Dept. as a Janitor Sweeper on May, 11, 1970, and at that time became a member of IAM&AW LL 1863 (now LL 1975). Leger’s funeral Mass was held April 23, 2019 at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church.

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Retirees Tour a Sugar Bush

Local 1863 Retirees Club toured the Ron Westlake’s sugar bush on March 21, 2019.

Ron gave us a great tour and maple syrup samples, plus treats and coffee sweetened with maple sugar.

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Obituary – Brother Keith Good

Union Brother Keith Good passed away March 18, 2019 in his 81st year.

Keith was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich Ontario, Canada in the Warehouse/Shipping Dept. as a stock Controller on November 13, 1972, and at that time became a member of IAM&AW  LL 1863 (now LL 1975).

Keith retired December 1, 2003.  There was a celebration of Keith’s life on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at the Goderich Royal Canadian  Legion, Branch 109.

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Obituary – Brother Paul Dennis Hogan

Union Brother Paul Dennis Hogan passed away February 27, 2019 in his 64th year.

Paul started with Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich Ontario, Canada in the Finished Products Dept. as a Fitter on September 18, 1973, and at that time became a member of IAM&AW LL 1863 (now LL 1975).

Paul worked until the plant closed in June 2009. Paul’s funeral was held at George Funeral Home, Lion’s Head Chapel, on March 30, 2019.

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Obituary – Jeff Bissett

Union Brother Jeff Bissett passed away November 21, 2018 at the age of 50 years.

Jeff was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich Ontario, Canada, May 20, 1986 in the Welding Dept. at that time becoming a member of IAM&AW LL 1863 (now LL 1975).

Jeff was there until the plant closed in 2009.

Jeff’s Funeral was November 26, 2018 at the McCallum & Palla Funeral Home in Goderich. Interment Maitland Cemetery.

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Obituary – William Robert Rodger

Union Brother William Robert Rodger passed away September 16, 2018, in his 86th year. William was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich Ontario, Canada, December 7, 1970 in the Finished Products Dept. and at that time became a member of IAM&AW LL 1863 (now LL 1975). William retired from the plant at 65 years old. William’s funeral was held at the McCallum & Palla Funeral Home, Goderich, on September 21, 2018.

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*** ATTENTION *** Local Meeting Date Change

Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, the next 1975 local lodge meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018. The general meeting will commence at 7:30pm.

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Obituary – Brother Karl Sartori

Union Brother Karl Sartori passed away September 7, 2018, in his 91st year.

Karl was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, May 16, 1966, in the Machine Shop and at that time became a member of IAM&AW LL 1863 (now LL 1975).

Karl’s funeral was held on September 14, 2018, and interment in St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Cemetery.

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Obituary – Brother Kenneth John Murch

Union Brother Kenneth John Murch passed away August 21, 2018, in his 72nd year.

Ken was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, May 04, 1970, and at that time became a member of IAM&AW LL 1863 (now LL 1975). Ken worked in the Heavy Duty Repair Dept., and retired in June, 2006.

Interment in Clinton Cemetery with arrangements by Falconer Funeral Homes.

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