Category Archives: Retirees

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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Goderich Salt Mine Strike Continues

In a demonstration of solidarity IAMAW LL 1863 Retirees Club, stood beside UNIFOR Local 16-O on the picket line with striking workers at the Goderich Salt Mine. These union Brothers and Sisters have been on strike against Compass Minerals since … Continue reading

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Retirees Club Visit to Cowbell Brewery and Model A Ford Collection

On May 1st, 2018, a party of members and spouses of Local 1863 Retirees Club visited the newly opened craft brewery, Cowbell Brewing Company, in the village of Blyth, ON. Following an extensive tour of the brewery and lunch, the … Continue reading

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Retirees Club Outing

Local 1863 Retirees Club organized an outing for its members. This was a visit to Westlake Maple Products, Bayfield, Ontario, and a tour of the sugar bush and maple syrup evaporator owned and operated by Ron Westlake, who is a … 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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Local Lodge 1975 (Formerly LL 1863) Retirees Road Trip

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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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