Category Archives: Retirees

Retirees Tour a Sugar Bush

Local 1863 Retirees Club toured the Ron Westlake’s sugar bush on March 21, 2019. Ron gave us a great tour and maple syrup samples, plus treats and coffee sweetened with maple sugar.

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Obituary – Brother Keith Good

Union Brother Keith Good passed away March 18, 2019 in his 81st year. Keith was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich Ontario, Canada in the Warehouse/Shipping Dept. as a stock Controller on November 13, 1972, and at that time … Continue reading

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Obituary – Brother Paul Dennis Hogan

Union Brother Paul Dennis Hogan passed away February 27, 2019 in his 64th year. Paul started with Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich Ontario, Canada in the Finished Products Dept. as a Fitter on September 18, 1973, and at that time … 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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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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