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Obituary – William “Bill” Patterson

Union Brother William “Bill” Patterson passed away August 08, 2019, in his 88th year. Bill was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada in the Finished Products Dept. as a Fitter on April 14, 1969, and at that … Continue reading

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Obituary – James E. Fielder

Union Brother James E. Fielder passed away August 02, 2019 in his 73rd year.   James was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada as a Fitter in Fabrication on February 03, 1969, and at that time became … Continue reading

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Obituary – Warren F. Wylds

Union Brother Warren F. Wylds passed away July 28, 2019, at age 96.   Warren was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada as a Machinist on January 06, 1970, and at that time became a member of … Continue reading

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Retirees Event

It has been ten years since the closure of the Volvo Motor Graders plant in 2009. The news sent a shock wave through the community when it was announced that the town’s largest employer would be closing its doors for … Continue reading

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Obituary – John Voskamp

Union Brother John Voskamp passed away July 09, 2019, in his 64th year. John was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada as a Stock Controller on September 02, 1972, and at that time became a member of IAMAW … Continue reading

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Obituary – Dwain Poirier

Union Brother Dwain Poirier passed away suddenly on June 15, 2019, at the age of 42 years. Dwain was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada in the Painting Dept. on August 18, 2004, and at that time … Continue reading

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Day of Mourning

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, Jim Vance of UNIFOR introduced guest speakers from … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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