Category Archives: Obituaries

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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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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