Category Archives: Obituaries

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 … Continue reading

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Obituary – Howie Gottschalk

Local 1975 is sad to announce the passing of another Union Brother. Howie Gottschalk, passed away July 2, 2018 at the age of 68, after a short but courageous fight with cancer. Howie was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in … Continue reading

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Obituary – Brian James Brindley

The Brothers and Sisters of Local Lodge 1975 would like to send their condolences to the family of Union Brother Brian James Brindley. Brian passed away this past July 1, 2018, in his 68th year of life. Brian was hired … Continue reading

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Obituary – Brother Don R. Watson

Union Brother Donald R. Watson passed away March 02, 2018 at the age of 69 years. Don was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada in the Fabrication Sheet Metal Department on Jan. 29, 1973, at that time … Continue reading

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Obituary – David Clifford Marks

Union Brother David Clifford Marks passed away February 14, 2018, in his 78th year. Dave was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, as a Machinist Fabricator on April 08, 1974, at that time becoming a member of … Continue reading

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Obituary – Brother Benno Rudolph Dubler

Union Brother Benno Rudolph Joseph Dubler passed away Dec. 25, 2917 Benno was born Nov. 07, 1923. Benno was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich Ontario, Canada as a Machinist  March 28, 1960. Benno retired Nov. 1988. He was a … Continue reading

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Obituary – Brother George Sillib

Union Brother George Elwin Sillib passed away November 30, 2017 in his 90th year. George was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, in the Maintenance Department, December 2, 1968, at that time becoming a member of IAM&AW … Continue reading

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Obituary – Brother Don Edwin Cartwright

Union Brother Don Edwin Cartwright passed away November 15, 2017 at the age of 84. Don was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, in the Finished Products Department as a fitter, May 1, 1962, at that time … Continue reading

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Obituary – Brother Leroy Ryan

Union Brother Leroy J. Ryan passed away October 26, 2017 in his 78th year. Leroy was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, as a machinist, October 30, 1974, at that time becoming a member of  IAM&AW LL … Continue reading

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Obituary – Brother Norman Helmuth

Union Brother, Norman Helmuth, passed away October 15, 2017, in his 80th year. Norman was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, ON, Canada, as a machinist, March 27, 1972, at that time becoming a member of IAM&AW LL 1863 … Continue reading

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