Category Archives: Obituaries

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Obituary – Ronald “Ron” Wilson

Union Brother Ronald “Ron” Wilson passed away April 25, 2020 at the age of 76 years. Ron was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, as a Machinist at the main plant and later in the Gearco facility … Continue reading

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Obituary – Sister Pat Wilkinson

Union Sister Pat Wilkinson passed away March 23, 2020. Pat was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, on February 14, 1977 working in several office clerical positions, and at that time became a member of IAM&AW LL … Continue reading

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Obituary – Gary Prouse

Union Brother Gary Prouse passed away January 18, 2020 at the age of 67 years. Gary was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, as a Machinist in the Gearco facility on May 14, 1973, and at that … Continue reading

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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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