Category Archives: Obituaries

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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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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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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Obituary – Jeff Bissett

Union Brother Jeff Bissett passed away November 21, 2018 at the age of 50 years. Jeff was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich Ontario, Canada, May 20, 1986 in the Welding Dept. at that time becoming a member of … Continue reading

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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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