IAM District 78 News

IAM Local 1863/1975 Retirees Remembered Brother(s) recently passed.

Union Brother, Clarence Shephard (“Joe”) Govier, passed away August 3, 2017. Joe was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, ON, Canada, as a machinist November 14, 1973, at that time becoming a member of IAM&AW LL 1863 (now LL 1975). His passing will be acknowledged by the LL 1863 Retirees Club, and sympathy extended to his family. Union Brother, Donald James Saunders, passed away August 4, 2017. Don was… Read More »IAM Local 1863/1975 Retirees Remembered Brother(s) recently passed.

Local 717T Pin day

On Saturday September 10th IAM Local 717T held a “pin day”, in recognition of the senior members of the IAM at Magellan Aerospace in Toronto. Pizza and refreshments were served, and by all accounts, “a good time was had by all”, said Local Vice-President, Maurizio Romanelli.  

IAM LL 1863 Retirees Club

Local 1863 Retirees Visit St. Thomas Attractions   Members of the IAM Local 1863 Retirees Club recently visited the Elgin County Railway Museum and Tru-die Limited, a tool and die company, in St. Thomas, Ontario.   The party of ten first visited the CASO Station. This downtown landmark is a restored red brick building documenting the history of the railway companies that converged on St. Thomas, which became an important… Read More »IAM LL 1863 Retirees Club

The passing of a Sister from District 78 LL1295

It is with greatest sadness that I deliver to you the heartbreaking news of the death of our Sister MARGARET HIRNIAK. I have been informed that Margaret passed away suddenly and unexpectedly when she flew to Poland to visit her sick mom. Margaret will be deeply missed, leaving behind now only those fond memories we have of her. Her positive outlook on life was most admirable and she was highly… Read More »The passing of a Sister from District 78 LL1295

IAM Retirees Club DL78

From the LL 1863 Retiree Club there was the president John Stadelmann & wife Sheron and past president John White & wife Barbara went to a District 78 Retiree club meeting on May 9,2016 . It was mainly to let District 78 get to meet the LL 1863 Retiree Clubs new President John Stadelmann. We were given a very nice lunch there and a good meet and great. It was… Read More »IAM Retirees Club DL78

New President of LL 1863 Retirees Club John Stadelmann welcomed

On March 9, 2016, John White passed the LL 1863 Retirees Club President’s position over to John Stadelmann as the new President of LL 1863 Retirees Club. John White got this Retirees Club started about 10 years ago. John is very happy to have been able to have the opportunity to be swearing in John Stadelmann as the new President of the club. John Stadelmann on his first day started… Read More »New President of LL 1863 Retirees Club John Stadelmann welcomed

1863 Retirees Brother Johnston

Union brother Gordon Elmer Johnston passed away December 30, 2015. Gordon was hired at Champion/Volvo and joined IAM&AW LL 1863, now  LL 1975 on April 27, 1970, and retired July 29, 1988. Gordon worked in the Fabrication Department at the plant.   Cremation has taken place and there will be a Celebration of Life in the spring. His family received a Bible from the LL 1863 Retirees Club.

District 78 Business Rep. Brother Rob North Retires

On behalf of IAM District 78, DL78 Rep.Brother Jim Snider recognizes the hard work and dedication of Brother Rob North as he Retires. Brother North has worked tirelessly for the members of District 78 over the last number of years.Brother North was instrumental in the organizing of OPT/Spectrum Patient Transfer Group and later served as chairperson for OPT/Spectrum before becoming a District Rep./Organizer.