Category Archives: Retirees

Obituary – Brian Bowman

Union Brother Brian Bowman passed away June 27, 2021. Brian was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, as a Sheet Metal Worker at the main plant on January 15, 1973, and at that time became a member … Continue reading

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Obituary – Leigh Bowden

Union Brother Leigh Bowden passed away June 27, 2021, at the age of 72 years. Leigh was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, as a Fitter in the Fabrication Department at the main plant on February 13, … Continue reading

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Obituary – Brian Schmidt

Union Brother Brian Schmidt passed away January 1, 2021. Brian was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, as a Stock Controller at the main plant on April 29, 1974, and at that time became a member of … Continue reading

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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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