Tommaso Pirraglia

Tommaso Pirraglia passed away peacefully at his home on October 18th, 2018 in the company of his wife of 61 years, Adriana.

Tommaso was the proud father of Mario (Anne) and Christine. He was a loving grandfather to Daniella, Gabriela, Aaron, Daniel, Mykola and Peter. And, in one of the great joys of his last years, Tommaso welcomed a great grandchild, Max, into this world.  Tommaso will be sorely missed by his sister Vittoria and his brothers Mario, Cosimo and Giovanni. Tommaso became a member of the small army of recent immigrants who built the city of Toronto. He became an Ironworker and was an active member of the Italian immigrant community.






Frank Brolley

An Ironworkers since December 1, 1976, Frank Brolley passed away.


Sunday, December 2, 2018

Location: The Bridge Funeral Home in Angus

Time: 5pm to 8pm


Date: Monday, December 3, 2018

Time: 11am

Location: Baxter Living Faith Presbyterian Church

(with a gathering after the service)

Internment at 2pm at Thornton Cemetery.

Dan McGill

Dan “Magoo” McGill, an Ironworker since October 1, 1984, has passed away. 

Funeral arrangements:

December 8, 2018

Location: Steckly-Gooderham (Worsley Chapel)

Address:  30 Worsley Street, Barrie, ON    L4M 1L4

Viewing: 1pm to 3pm

Service: 3pm to 4pm


Followed by a Celebration of Life at Patchless.  Live streaming of the service will be available through for anyone unable to attend.


Charles Thompson


Charlie Thompson, an Ironworker since April 1, 1980, passed away on November 14, 2018 at the Rouge Valley Hospital-Centenary site. Beloved husband of Carol Carter and father to Holly Colleen Jean Poitras, loving grandpa to Justin and Brody, Vincent Robert George Thompson, and Quinlan, oldest brother to Leith, Bill, Kerry, Maureen, Lynne, Kevin, Melba and friend to many, Charlie was born on Dec 22, 1948 in Regina, Saskatchewan. Charlie was fearless ironworker who took pride in helping to build Canada. A big thank you is extended to the caring staff at the Centenary Hospital who cared for him until the end. Cremation has already taken place. A Celebration of Charlie’s life will be held on Sunday December 2nd, 2018, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 614, 100 Salome Drive, Scarborough. Memorial donations may be made to





Peter Molnar

An Ironworker since June 22, 2007, Peter Molnar passed away

His Celebration of Life details are below:

When: Saturday, November 24th, 2018
Location: Family Residence
Address: 9188 Townsend Line, Arkona, Ontario.  N0M 1B0


When: Sunday, November 25, 2018
Location: The Milton Memorial Arena, Lions Club Hall (upstairs)
Address: 77 Thompson St. Milton, Ontario.
Time: 2:30pm to 5pm

Rodney Wood

“We are  having a celebration of life for my dad, Rodney Wood…….”

1101 Horseshoe Valley Rd. W in Horseshoe Valley.

1-5 on Sat. Oct 27th

Cash bar

Finger food

Country music

In the go west room

Dress casual


Richard McFadden

March 25, 1950 – October 7, 2018

An Ironworker since September 1, 1966, Richard McFadden passed away at the Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg on Sunday, October 7th, 2018.

Cremation with a Celebration of Life Gathering at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home Reception Centre, 30 King St. E. in Cobourg on Sunday, October 21st, from 1 to 4 pm.  Those wishing may make a memorial donation to the Ontario Lung Association or the Canadian Diabetes Association.  Condolences received at



Daniel Paradis

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Daniel “Dan” Paradis on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in his 50th year at Sunnybrook Hospital. He leaves behind his best friend and wife, Janet, his cherished sons Christopher (Jessica) and Alexander and his newborn grandson, Miller. He will be lovingly missed by his parents Delvina and Michel (predeceased) and dear sister Susanne (Eddie). His nieces and nephew, Amber (Cody), Jesse and Brittany and great nieces, Autumn and Emily will miss his fun loving spirit. Dan will also be deeply missed by his many aunts, uncles and cousins, in-laws, friends and colleagues of Local 721. Celebration of Life will take place at St. Louis de France Church, located at 1415 Don Mills Rd. at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Reception to follow in the lower level. Online condolences may be placed at

[Excerpt and photo from the Toronto Star)

Joel Charles



An Ironworker since March 1, 2012, Joel was 30 years old when he passed away.  He was a skilled Rodman.

Please join us in his Celebration of Life on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 1pm.

Location: Cobourg Alliance Church – 1333 Ontario Street. R.R. 4.  Cobourg, ON. 905-372-2311




Lawrence Porter

There will be a Celebration of Life event for Larry Porter – an Ironworker since July 1, 1957 – to mark the one year anniversary of his passing.

Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018

Time: 2pm to 5pm.

Location: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 10.  1083 Pape Ave, East York, ON M4K 3W7

His widow welcomes everyone to attend.


Photo taken by the Star photographer. Photo of Larry Porter building the CN Tower.



Patrick Gregory Terrion

Former Maple Leaf player Greg Terrion, who played six seasons for Toronto during the 1980s, and an Ironworker at our Local since June 17, 2006, Greg Terrion passed away at his home, in Marmora, on Friday, September 28, 2018 in his 59th year.  Husband of Cindy (Fox). He was the son of Patricia (Donohoe) and the late Wilfred Terrion, and father of Jason & Natasha, Madoc; Ryan & Jamie, Marmora and Tyson, Marmora.

He was the brother of Laurie Hainle, Marmora; Terry (Sarah), Uxbridge; Scott (Judy), Peterborough & Kevin, Peterborough and grandfather of Jessica, Lakelyn & Treyton.

The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Marmora,from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 2.

Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Donations: Centre Hastings Minor Hockey or Peterborough Regional Healthcare.





Alex Pereira

God called Aristides “Alex” Pereira surrounded by his loving family on September 21, 2018 at the age of 69. Beloved husband of Maria. Cherished father of Mike (Sanae), Charles (Kim), and Susy (Fernando). Caring grandfather of Paolo, Cristian, Hannah, Emma, Meghan, Minae, Javier, and Paloma. Loving brother of Joe, Maria, and Armanda. Alex will be dearly missed by many family members and friends.

“For people who would like to pay their respect to a great teammate, foreman and man”, visitation will be held at the Vescio Funeral Home “Toronto Chapel” (2080 Dufferin Street, north of Rogers Road 416.656.3332) on Monday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 25 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church (1037 Bloor Street West). Entombment to follow at Park Lawn Cemetery (2845 Bloor Street West). If desired, donations may kindly be made to the Ontario Lung Association ( Alex will forever be held dear in our hearts.




Leonard Loder

An Ironworker since March 1, 1960, Leonard Loder was 81 years old when he passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2018.  He passed peacefully from complications from Alzheimer’s with family at his side.  Leonard was the loving husband to Ruby of 58 years, father to Karen (Duncan), the late Craig (Sandie), and Lisa (Chad).  Grandfather to Steven (Ann), Christopher (Robin), Andrew (Brooke), Corey, Gavin (Miranda), Bradley and Sabrina (Austin).  Great Grandfather to Brianna and Benjamin.  Born in Cobbs Arm, Newfoundland, Leonard traveled to Ontario in 1956 and pursued a career in construction.   The family would like to express our sincere thanks to the second floor staff of Trilogy for the continuous support and care provided to Leonard during his time there.  In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Alzheimer’s  Society would be appreciated.

Visitation and Service will be held on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Paul O’Connor Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Avenue East, Scarborough, Ontario.  Visitation 11 am to 1 pm.  Service 1 pm with a reception to follow.


Robert “Bob” Batenchuck

An IronWorker since April 1, 1981, Robert V. Batenchuck Sr  passed away at his  home in Oshawa on Thursday, August 30th, 2018 in his 69th year.

He was a much loved husband and best friend of Trish, and very special Dad to Sheri, Robert Jr, Michael, Steven and Jacquie and their spouses Carlos, Shelley, Tracey and Ron. He loved his grandchildren Kyle, Ty, Dylan, Justin, Hanna, Rae, Emily, Gregory, Erica and Elizabeth.  He is survived by his brother Ron and his wife Jane and brother-in-law Rob and his wife Kelly.

He is now resting at Barnes Memorial Funeral Home at 5295 Thickson Rd. N.  Whitby, ON.

Visitation at the funeral home on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 from 1:00pm until time of celebration of life service in the Barnes Chapel Saturday afternoon at 2:00pm. Reception will follow the service.

In memory of Bob, memorial donations in lieu of flowers to a deserving charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Messages of condolence and shared memories are welcome at

Alwyn Lane

A member since August 1, 1952, Alwyn Lane is remembered in the hearts of many Ironworkers.  Members called in with the news of his passing from the moment he passed away. He will be missed.
Peacefully passed at Trillium Health Centre on Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 with his family at his side. Alwyn is predeceased by his beloved wife Lillian “Joyce”. Loving father to Merven (Alison) and Jamie (Cathy). Loving Grampie to Merv Jr., Michelle, Jeff, Caleb, Ian and Ryan. Alwyn is survived by his sisters-in-law Avis and Lydia. He is predeceased by his parents Caleb and Clara, and his brothers Reggie and Bill. A proud Newfoundlander and Ironworker, “Al” will be remembered for his generosity, his wisdom and his love of family – and a good story.
Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (at 14th St., between Islington and Kipling Aves., 416-259-3705) on Sunday from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday at 12:00 noon. Interment will follow at Springcreek Cemetery. Messages of Condolence may be placed at

Kenneth Murray

Kenneth Murray was an Ironworker since 1960, was loved by many. He passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018.
He was a well accomplished member. 

Please join us in his “Celebration of Life”.

Date: Saturday, August 11, 2018
Time: 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: St. Gregory’s Church. 10 St. Gregory’s Drive. Cambridge, ON.



James MacDonald

An IronWorker member since October 1, 1957, James MacDonald will be missed. James passed peacefully while surrounded by family on Monday, June 25, 2018 at the age of 85.  He was a devoted husband to Anne for 61 years, and a loving father to his children.

Visitation will take place at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, 201 Minet’s Point Rd., Barrie on Thursday, June 28th, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm, with funeral Mass taking place at St. John Vianney church, 13 Baldwin Lane, Barrie on Friday, June 29th at 10 am. Following the interment at St. Mary’s cemetery, guests are invited back to the Parish Hall for a reception luncheon. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Vincent de Paul would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online memories and condolences may be forwarded via


Dan Patrick McCormick


An Ironworker since July 1, 1976, Dan McCormick was loved by everyone. Dan passed away on June 19th, 2018.

Visitation will take place at the farm  515 Halter Road, Lindsay, Ontario on Saturday, June 23 from noon until 5 p.m.

Funeral Mass at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 40 Russell Street, Lindsay, Ontario on Monday, June 25th at 11:00 am.

Memorial mass will be held at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Tuesday June 26th at 2:30 p.m. Interment to take place at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Cemetery, 486 Enright Rd, –Shannonville, Ontario.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or Central Canadian Horse Pulling Association would be appreciated by the family

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Michael Francis St. John

A message from his daughter:

“With a heavy heart (and a whole lot of shock and awe), we announce the passing of our Father, Michael Francis St. John on Saturday, May 19th, 2018.  We invite all our family and friends to join us in celebration and to raise a glass to Dad’s life on Sunday, June 3rd at The Redline Brewhouse (431 Bayview Street, Unit 8 & 9m Barrie, ON L4N 8Y2).  Doors will open for this private event at 4pm, with the ceremony starting at 4:30. In lieu of flowers, if you wish to make a donation to the RVH Foundation, we will have donation forms available at the ceremony.”





Robert Bob Theriault

An Ironworker since June 1, 1962, Robert Bob Theriault will be missed by Ironworkers nationwide. Robert Bob Theriault passed away on Saturday May 5th, 2018 at the age of 83.

Visitation will be held at McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Wednesday May 9th, 2018 from 2:00 PM until time of service in the chapel at 3:00 PM.


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