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.

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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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