Category Archives: Retirees

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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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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Retirees Club Event

On  March 12, 2020, members of the Local 1863 Retirees Club in Goderich toured the maple tree woodlot of former Champion Road Machinery employee, Ron Westlake. Ron gave us an interesting visit where he showed us his latest maple syrup … Continue reading

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Retirees Event

On February 19, 2018, 16 union brothers of the Local 1863 Retirees Club visited the Toronto Auto Show.   Seen in the photo are: IAM&AW LL 1863 (now LL 1975) brothers Brian Pollock and John White looking over a Toyota … Continue reading

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