Obituary – Brian Bowman

Union Brother Brian Bowman passed away June 27, 2021.

Brian was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, as a Sheet Metal Worker at the main plant on January 15, 1973, and at that time became a member of IAM&AW LL 1863 (now LL 1975). Brian left the plant when it closed in 2009.

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Obituary – Leigh Bowden

Union Brother Leigh Bowden passed away June 27, 2021, at the age of 72 years.

Leigh was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, as a Fitter in the Fabrication Department at the main plant on February 13, 1974, and at that time became a member of IAM&AW LL 1863 (now LL 1975). Leigh left the plant when it closed in 2009.

A private family service will be held, with interment in Sherman Cemetery, Thamesville.

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Obituary – Brian Schmidt

Union Brother Brian Schmidt passed away January 1, 2021.

Brian was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, as a Stock Controller at the main plant on April 29, 1974, and at that time became a member of IAM&AW LL 1863 (now LL 1975).

Brian left the plant when it closed in 2009.

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Obituary – Joseph Freeman

Union Brother Joseph S. Freeman passed away October 29th, 2020 at the age of 82 years.

Joe was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, as a Truck Driver in the Traffic Dept. on January 12, 1966, and at that time became a member of IAM&AW LL 1863 (now LL 1975). Joe retired from Volvo Motor Graders in 2003.

At one time, Joe was the President of IAM&AW LL 1863.

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Obituary – Ian Scott

Union Brother Ian Scott passed away October 27th, 2020 at the age of 73 years.

Ian was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, as a Material Scheduler in the Manufacturing Dept. on March 8th, 1973 (or July 1st, 1973), and at that time became a member of IAM&AW LL 1863 (now LL 1975). Ian retired from Volvo Motor Graders when the plant closed in 2009.

At one time, Ian was the Chairman of the IAM&AW LL 1863 Office Union Bargaining Unit.

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Obituary – Raymond Schweitzer

Union Brother Raymond Schweitzer passed away September 5th, 2020.

Ray was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, as a Machinist in the main plant on December 1st, 1970, and at that time became a member of IAM&AW LL 1863 (now LL 1975). Ray retired from Volvo Motor Graders on June 5th, 2005.

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Obituary – Paul Wayne Gross

Union Brother Paul Wayne Gross passed away October 8, 2020 at the age of 67 years.

Paul was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, in the Machine Shop at the main plant on July 9, 1973, and at that time became a member of IAM&AW LL 1863 (now LL 1975). Paul left the plant when it closed in 2009.

Cremation has taken place. A private interment will be held.

Riverside Funeral Home

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Obituary – Bill Ryan

Union Brother William “Bill” Ryan passed away August 1, 2020 at the age of 92 years.

Bill was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, as an Expediter at the main plant on September 10, 1973, and at that time became a member of IAMAW LL 1863 (now LL 1975). Bill retired from Volvo Motor Graders in 1992.

Cremation has taken place. A private interment will be held.

Arbor Memorial Website

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Obituary – Ronald “Mitch” Miller

Union Brother Ronald “Mitch” Miller passed away June 11, 2020 at the age of 69 years.

Ron was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, on June 15, 1970, and at that time became a member of IAMAW LL 1863 (now LL 1975). Ron retired from Volvo Motor Graders as a Parts Distribution Worker.

Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be arranged in the future.

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