LL 1975 sends condolences

The local lodge 1975 would like to send condolences on behalf of brothers Bob Morrison and Mark Rabbits.

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IAMAW LL1975 morns retired GLR – Jim Nugent

Jim Nugent

January 16, 1945
June 3, 2015
Memorial donations are being accepted in memory of Jim Nugent for

Heart and Stroke Foundation of ON St. Thomas-Elgin Chapter


Sunday, June 7, 2015 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 pm.


Monday, June 8, 2015 at 1:30 pm.


NUGENT - James McAllister Nugent of St. Thomas passed away suddenly on June 3, 2015 at the age of 70.  Beloved husband of Dianne Nugent (nee Humphrey).  Jim is survived by children Scott (Michelle) Nugent of St. Thomas and Kelly Nugent (Joe Daabous) of Ilderton; grandchildren Aidan Nugent, Jordan Daabous, Ben Daabous, and Maddie Daabous; sister Edna (Jimmy) Brown of Scotland; mother-in-law Doris Humphrey of Lucknow; brother-in-law George (Marjorie) Humphrey of Lucknow; sister-in-law Sandra (Barry) Haldenby of Holyrood; and by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents David and Ressie Nugent, and his brother Gordon Nugent. He had retired as Grand Lodge Representative for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, in Toronto.   Jim was also a past board member of STEGH, United Way, Elgin Labour Temple, and the St. Thomas Economic Development Corporation.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Sunday, June 7, 2015 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00pm.  The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday at 1:30pm.  Private Interment of ashes at a later date.  If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com. 

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LL 1975 (1863-Champion/Volvo) mourns passing of Brother Keith Rodger

Keith Rodger  passed away April 5, 2015  in his 74th. year.  Keith started Champion/Volvo and joined the IAMAW  LL 1863   in Jan, 07, 1969.   Which is now LL 1975.
There will be a Celebration of Life ,held at the Knight’s of Columbus Centre , 390 Parson’s Court in Goderich on Sat. April 18 , from 2-5 PM.
Keith’s family will be getting a Bible from our LL. 1863 Retiree Club.
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IAM Business Representative, Kim Valliere reports that two members of Local 901 at Protectolite in Toronto are happy union members. Their grievances were settled just prior to arbitration. As per their collective agreement, the members were moved up one wage level and received retroactive pay for all lost wages.

Protectolite is a manufacturer of composite materials for a variety of industries.

Good Jobs. Better Lives. Unions stand up for Fairness!

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Condolences – 1863 Retiree Club (LL 1975)

Larry Littlechild   Passed away March 9, 2015.   Age 64,    Larry joined the IAM  LL. 1863 now LL 1975   Dec. 8 ,1969.  He was a member working
at Champion/Volvo in Goderich On.  There will be a Celebration of Life at the Royal Canadian Legion 109 ,in Goderich On. March 21, 2015
from 1 – 4  pm. His Wife Glenda  and Family has been given a Bible from the LL 1863 Retiree Club. 
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LL. 1863 Union Brothers Passing  (Merged now to LL. 1975 )

Norris Sampson   Born April 20, 1944  Passed away Feb. 15, 2015 ,  He started Champion/Volvo  and  joined IAM. LL 1863  now LL. 1975 in April ,02, 1970  .

William  Dutton  Born Nov. 06, 1952.     Passed away Feb. 21, 2015 , He started at Champion/Volvo  and joined the IAM.   LL 1863 now LL 1975 in June 19, 2000   .

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Condolences to Brothers Michael Miller and Gorden Schultz

LL. 1863 Union Brothers Passing  (Merged now to LL. 1975 )

Michael  Miller  51 years old ,  Passed away Feb. 3, 2015,  Born Jan. 30, 1964 .  Started Volvo Motor Graders , and Joined  IAM  LL. 1863,  Oct. 12, 1999.

Gordon  Schultz  86 years old,  Passed away Feb. 12,  2015.   Born Aug. 3,  1928.   Started Champion Motor Graders/ Volvo , and Joined  IAM  LL. 1863  July ,19,  1946

The Family’s  of these 2 Union Brothers  have received a Bible on behalf of our “ Local Lodge 1863 Retiree Club “ here in Goderich Ontario.

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 There will be a regular meeting Monday, February 9th, 2015 at the Labour Center.

The Ontario Provincial Council of Machinists (OPCM) has put the call out for the 54th Annual Convention. This convention is hosted by LL 103 which is Canada’s oldest local lodge in Stratford. The lodge is celebrating its anniversary of 125 years.

Executive meeting starts at 7:00pm with the general membership meeting at 7:30pm. We invite all members to come out.

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Condolences to Brother John Boven

Brother  John Boven    Passed away  Dec. 29, 2014.   John was 79.  He was born  May 11, 1935 .   John started Champion Roads Machinery Co. and joined IAMAW. Union ,  LL 1963   Feb. 17, 1986  as Fab. welder.  He Retired June 1, 2000 
 A Memorial Service , to be held in the Spring  .   
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