Isaac Rogers

Isaac Rogers passed away on November 22, 2020. 

Carl Robinson

 Carl Robinson passed away on November 15, 2020.

Roy Jeffries

Roy Jefferies passed away on November 10, 2020.

Dirk Langendyk



A long time member, Dirk Langendyk, passed away on November 5, 2020.  He leaves behind his wife, Antoinette.




Ernest Knecht

Ernest Knecht joined the union on April 1, 1966.  He passed away on October 20, 2020




VanHorne, Calvin Rowe 


“Calvin Rowe Van Horne, son of the late Bethune and Winston Van Horne was born on January 12,1950, in the parish of Westmoreland, Jamaica West Indies and passed on October 22, 2020.

Calvin attended Savanna La Mar Secondary School. After he graduated his passion was to be a plumber, and his dream was to travel. He was successful in accomplishing both. He was an excellent plumber and enjoyed helping his family and friends with their plumbing needs. He travelled to the Bahamas, Cayman Island and Canada as his final destination and home. He became a Canadian Citizen, and worked very hard to achieve all his goals, including going back to school (George Brown College) to attain another trade as a welder and became a proud member of the Iron Workers Union.

He met and married the love of his life Barbara Lashley. They shared 50 wonderful and inseparable years together.Their marriage produced six children combined, two sons and four daughters. Shelly, Ricky, Kathy, Davon, Dawn and Kevin.

Calvin was a loving, caring family man who worked very hard and provided for his family. He made sure that Barbara and the kids had all they needed and he was always there for the family. Calvin loved his family dearly and he cherished his grand-children. He was always there for them and his love and dedication for his family can be seen in the relationship they had with him even unto death. Calvin was loved by everyone who knew him, always willing to help, very seldom he would say no. No matter how sick he was or if he was in pain, he never complained he put his trust in God and prayed.

One of his greatest passions was cooking and eating. He loved good food and he loved to cook. As a family we always enjoyed many of his special dishes that he liked to prepare. Holidays were always fun because everyone looked forward going to Dad/Granddad as he was affectionately called, knowing he would have lots of good food for everyone (and drinks). The last thing he did for his beautiful wife was to make her favourite barbecue.

Calvin is survived by his wife Barbara, six children, grandchildren, great grandchildren. Three brothers and one sister all living in the USA, nephews, nieces, cousins countless family members ,and many friends all over the world.

He will be greatly missed by his family and all those who knew him.

May his soul rest in peace, Perpetual Peace.

Covid-19 has changed the world and how we come together to grieve. The funeral is by invitation only and the numbers are limited. We his loving sister, brothers and sister-in-laws cannot be there to celebrate and honour the life of our wonderful brother, so this obituary is written by us to express the love we have for our dearly departed brother.”

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Hill, Randy “Butch” Colin



An Ironworkers since January 1, 1987, Randy “Butch” Collin Hill passed away on  September 28, 2020





Tangredi, Francesco

Member since May 1, 1966, Francesco Tangredi passed away September 23, 2020.

He will be missed by his wife Anna Tangredi and daughter Antonella Tangredi, and all of the Ironworkers.



Moffatt, Harold

Joined the Ironworkers on February 1, 1957 , Harold Moffatt passed away on September 18, 2020.


Morris, Robert (Bob) Lister

March 12, 1931- Sept 11, 2020


Leaving behind his Daughter Beverley and 5 Grandchildren.  Joining his wife Rose and Son Gary,

Bob has been with the Iron Workers receiving his last pin of 55 years.

Bob loved his time in the Union enjoying his work and all of the fellow friends he made over the years.

 In the past few years he looked for his monthly magazine to see which dear friends had passed.

Now its his time to be seen in the Iron Workers Union Magazine.


Bob’s service will be held in Spring 2021. We will update the website accordingly.



HOUDE, Paul Alexander
June 5, 1943 – Sept. 11, 2020

“Our beautiful Paul passed away peacefully on Friday, September 11th, 2020 at the age of 77, at Belleville General Hospital, and into the presence of Jesus Christ, his Savior and Redeemer and surrounded by his beloved family. Paul is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Elizabeth Ann Houde (nee Cunliffe), his cherished children, Paula (Sam Gomas), John, Susan (Ryan Kennedy) and Elizabeth’s Ann’s son John, his beloved grandchildren Keegan (Dan), Gabriel, Sophia, Charlie and Ben, and great grandson Everett. We acknowledge Josh as a chosen grandson to the family as he and Paul has a very special friendship. Predeceased by his parents Phillip John Houde (1991) and Rita Josephine (nee Beary) Houde (2008), sister Patricia Anne Houde (1986) and brother Robert Phillip Houde (2017). Before illness took its toll, Paul was full of life, loved people and seldom passed anyone by. Paul ministered to the hurting, sick and dying for over 35 years. Paul had a heart full of compassion and always found time to speak to and encourage those in need. He will be missed by his church family, his precious friends, loved ones and those he reached out to in the streets who needed the love of Jesus. aul always wanted people to know how much Jesus Christ transformed his life and for him personally it was life changing. WELL DONE GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT ENTER MY KINGDOM Paul was a proud Ironworker and a member of the Ironworkers Union (Toronto Local 721) for over 55 years. He loved being an Ironworker and said it was a joy to go to work. We would like to thank Dr. Robert Webster and the Doctors, Nurses, PSW’s etc. at BGH Quinte 4 and Sills 3 (Stroke Unit), and also the Paramedics for the care given to Paul. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to WEAVER – TRENTON. A graveside service and interment will take place at Belleville Cemetery, Highway 2, Belleville on Monday, September 21st, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Officiating the service is Rev. Trevor Hoskins. Masks are not mandatory, but recommended. The cemetery gathering limit is 100, please call in to 613-394-2433 to provide your name and number for attendance tracking. To remember Paul, please do an act of kindness and bless someone.”

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Gordon Gallant 

“The death occurred peacefully at the Prince County Hospital, Summerside, on Saturday, August 29, 2020 of Gordon “Beaver” Gallant, beloved husband of Pearl Gallant, (nee Blacquiere), formerly of Rusticoville, aged 84.

He was the loving father of Marlene Cotter (Don), Sharon Gallant and Michael Gallant (Raquel); grandfather of Mark Cotter (Tina), Matt Cotter; Adam Godfrey (Shelby Grant), Ryan Godfrey; and Rachel and Abigael Gallant; and great-grandfather of Cadence Cotter.

He is also survived by his brothers, Harvey (Bernadette deceased) and Gary Gallant (Marlene); sisters, Bernice Doiron (Martin deceased), Louise Doiron (Elmer) and Kathleen Hughes (Terry deceased); sisters-in-law, Betty Buote, Rejeanne Gallant and Noelle Gallant; the extended Blacquiere family; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Gordon was predeceased by his parents, Clarence and Marion (Doiron) Gallant of Mayfield; brothers, Charlie, Walter (Bridie), Vernon, Erwin and Cody; and sister, Shirley.

Funeral mass will be celebrated at a later date with interment in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Hope River.

Many thanks to the staff at Clinton View Lodge for their kindness and excellent care throughout, and nursing staff at Prince County Hospital, Summerside.

Online condolences may be sent below, OR, by sending an email to”

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Gordon Gallant joined the Ironworkers on December 1, 1959.



Ambrose Lewis 


A member at the local since June 1, 1989, Ambrose Lewis passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2020. He will be missed.

He leaves behind his beautiful wife of 35 years, Helen Morari.




 Edward Melbourn Williamson

“Edward passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 8, 2020, in Brampton, surrounded by his family. Loving father, brother, grandfather, and friend. Edward will be missed by all who knew and loved him”.
For Visitation, Service and Funeral Information, please click here for complete details.  Please be advised there is a 30 per cent capacity maximum permitted in the church (includes children and babies) and a 100 person maximum at the cemetery.
Mandatory: Mask must be worn inside of the funeral home.
For further information on directives from the Bereavement Authority of Ontario please click here.




Emilio Frati


An Ironworker since 1966, Emilio Frati passed away on June 29, 2020.



George Duguay


George Duguay joined the Ironworkers on May 1, 1966.  He passed away on June 25, 2020.



Kevin O’Donnell

A member since August 1, 1989, Kevin O’Donnell passed away on June 24, 2020.





Alberico Tamburro

Joined August 1, 1973, Alberico Tamburro passed away on June 14, 2020.





Dwayne Franz Pearson


Dwayne Pearson joined the Ironworkers April 25, 2013.


He passed away on May 28, 2020.




Laurent Gravelle

Aug 15 1943 – June 5 2020



Laurent Gravelle initiated with the Ironworkers on September 1, 1964.

(Retired and dedicated GTA field superintendent and Harris Rebar Teammate for over 30 years)

After a short but courageous battle with an aggressive form of Lymphoma, Lawrence passed away peacefully with his family by his side. He was surrounded by love, cherished memories, song, laughter and many tears as he started his peaceful journey . He will be remembered by his Loving wife Wanda with whom he happily shared the last 25 years of his life with.  He will also be lovingly remembered by his 2 sons Paul and Dave who chose to follow in their father’s footsteps, working for Harris Rebar and Nucor.  He was truly loved and celebrated as a kind and wonderful man by those that will miss him including Paul’s partner Nel and her children Lorissa, Jessica and Kristyn,  Dave’s wife Michelle and their two children Jessica and Sara.  His daughters by marriage,  Angela (Robert) and their children Anastasia and Ariana and Tanya (Tim) and their two children Jacob and Alexandra.  All six grandchildren will forever remember him as a very special Papere.

Fondly remembered and loved by his siblings and extended family in the Greater Sudbury area.  During this unprecedented time of a pandemic, a celebration of life will be held on August 15, 2020 in Wasaga Beach.











Raymond Pellerin

Raymond Pellerin joined the Ironworkers December 1, 1981. 
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the end of Raymond Joseph Pellerin’s short battle with cancer on June 10, 2020 under the exceptional care of the palliative team at PRHC. Raymond was the loving father of Justin Pellerin (Jennifer Pellerin), Karina Pellerin (Kevin Henry), spouse of Norma Pellerin and proud and wonderful grandfather of Cole and Reid Pellerin as well as Owen Henry. Son of the late Margo and Wilfred Pellerin, loving Brother of Paulette Trejgo (Kaz), Paul Pellerin (Jane), and will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Raymond was a dedicated ironworker, motorcycle enthusiast and was a member of the ironworkers biker club. Raymond also enjoyed playing various instruments in his free time, which his grandchildren will fondly remember. We thank everyone of Raymond’s friends who have been supporting him and the family throughout this time. A celebration of life will follow at a later date. Donations can be kindly made to the PRHC foundation. Repose en paix. Online condolences maybe made at”

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Anthony Daly

Anthony Daly was initiated into the Ironworkers back on February 1, 1952.  He passed away on May 5, 2020.



Walter Gordon Alexander Taylor

Walter Taylor  joined the Ironworkers on August 1, 1979.

Walter passed away very suddenly on May 21, 2020 in his 60th year. He was always proud to be a member of the Ironworkers Union 721.



Rick Hearsum



Rick Hearsum joined the Ironworkers November 11, 2004. He passed away March 28, 2020.




Steve Pitt


A very proud Ironworker, Steve always said the “skyline is our legacy”. 

Steve joined the Ironworkers on November 1, 1997.  He passed away on March 31, 2020.



Rudolf Janssen 



Rudolf joined the Ironworkers on January 1, 1959.

He passed away on March 31, 2020.

His Celebration of Life to follow after the pandemic.



Andrew Joseph Oates


Andrew joined the Ironworkers on July 1, 1953. He “[p]assed away peacefully at Hants Community Hospital Nova Scotia on Friday March 13th, 2020 at the age of 88.
Predeceased by his wife Shirley (Randell) of 56 years. Loving father of Bradley and his wife Carol and Susan and her husband David Janes all of Brooklin. Loving grandfather of Jennifer and her husband Evan, Andrew and his partner Sydney, Curtis and Amy.

Dear brother of Laura Brokate. Predeceased by Mike, Patricia, Mary, Albert and Verna.
Andrew will be fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews and their families for his love to socialize and have fun.

Andy came to Toronto in 1949, eventually becoming an Ironworker for Local 721 Toronto.
Retiring December 1991 Andy recently received a 60 Year Recognition Pin for his service as an Ironworker.

Special thanks to his close friend Vi Rideout and her family of Nova Scotia, for their support and friendship.

Visitation at Barnes Memorial Funeral Home, 5295 Thickson Rd. N Whitby on Friday morning at 11:00 a.m.
Funeral Service will follow at 12:00 Noon”.

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Jim McMaster (James)

Joined the Ironworkers on May 17, 2010, Jim McMaster passed away.

The visitation for Jim is on  Saturday, February 29th, 2020.

Location: Bay Gardens Funeral Home, 947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton, Ontario.

Immediate family:  1:00 -2:00pm

Friends and the  public: 2:00-4:00pm




Hensley Roy


A member since November 1, 1965, Hensley Roy passed away unexpectedly at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre – KGH on Thursday, February 6, 2020 in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Greta of Napanee/Burlington. Loving father of Vic (Marilyn) of Belleville, Elizabeth MacLean of Cape Breton, Wendy Bailey (Scott) of Belleville, late Richard, Pam Roy (Jess) of Canmore and Ken (Nikki) of Stirling. Caring grandfather of 12 and dear great grandfather of 2. Fondly remembered by his four siblings. Longtime proud member of Ironworkers Local 721. The family will receive friends at the Wartman Funeral Home, Napanee Chapel on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 12 to 1 pm followed by a service in the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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Calogero Caci

Calogero Caci was a member of the Ironworkers since November 1, 1980.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Calogero on  Thursday January 30, 2020 at the age of 71. Calogero is now re-united in heaven with his dear parents Anna and Girolamo Caci. Calogero was the loving husband of Amelia. Devoted father of Anna Caci and Jerry Caci. The admired brother of Rosa Vella, Fortunato and his wife Maria Caci and Giuseppina and her husband Diego Butera. Calogero with be fondly remembered for his love of soccer and always cheered loudly for his home country of Italy during the World Cup. Calogero will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends in Canada and Italy. Friends will be received at the Scott Funeral Home “Brampton” Chapel, (289 Main Street North) on Monday February 3, 2020 from 2 – 4pm and 6 – 9pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Leonard’s Catholic Church (187 Conestoga Drive, Brampton) on Tuesday February 4, 2020 at 11 am. Entombment in Assumption Catholic Cemetery to follow”

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Benny Busch Andersen


Benny Anderson was so happy to attend the Ironworkers Pin Party this year, celebrating 55 years and more.  He joined the Ironworkers on November 1, 1958.


Funeral services/celebration of life for Benny Anderson will be held on February 22, 2020 at 11 am at the Danish Lutheran Church in Toronto.  The address is 72 Finch Ave W., Toronto, Ontario, M2N 2H4.










Paul W. Hili


Paul W. Hili,  40 year member of Iron Workers Local 721 Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on December 25th, 2019 at the age of 79. Beloved husband to Terina for 50 years. Loving father to Joanne and Paul (Lucrecia). Proud papa to Charlotte and Myah. Paul will fondly be remembered and sadly missed by many other relatives and friends. The family received friends at MOUNT LAWN FUNERAL HOME (21 Garrard Street Whitby 905-443-3376) on Saturday January 4th for a celebration of life from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses at Lakeridge Health Oshawa (G Wing) for their compassionate care of Paul. Memorial donations may be made to War Amps Canada. The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses at Lakeridge Health Oshawa (G Wing) for their compassionate care of Paul. Memorial donations may be made to War Amps Canada.

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Marc Nadeau

Marc Nadeau was an Ironworker since January 1, 1976.  He passed away January 9, 2020


Kevin Simon

An Ironworker since October 16, 2002, Kevin passed away suddenly in Toronto on December 10, 2019 in his 43 year.

January 7, 1977 – December 10, 2019

Suddenly in Toronto on Tuesday December 10th, 2019 in his 43rd year. Beloved son of Patrick and Carmen Simon. Loving brother of Jason Simon (Donna). Dear uncle of Isabella, Isaac, Jaiden and Caitlin. Grandson of Conrad (Mance) and the late Alice Boileau and the late Harold and Elizabeth Simon. Nephew of Pauline, Ron, Margaret, Wayne, Sylvia, Theresa and Gale and the late John, Vivian, Gordon, Marie, Albert, Rita, Earl, Harold and Danny. Lovingly remembered by many cousins. A celebration of life will be held Saturday February 8th, from 1-4 pm in the MacCoubrey Funeral Home Reception Centre, Cobourg. Donations to a charity of your choice.

Celebration of Life
Saturday February 8th from 1 – 4 pm
MacCoubrey Funeral Home Reception Centre, Cobourg

2020 MacCoubrey Funeral Home Limited
30 King Street East • Cobourg • Ontario • K9A 1K7 • (905) 372-5132
11 King Street West, Box 204 • Colborne • Ontario • K0K 1S0 • (905) 355-2829

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James G Craig

James G Craig joined Ironworkers Local 721 on September 1, 1978.
In loving memory of James Gerald Craig, a wonderful husband, father and grandfather who passed away on November 24, 2019, at the young age of 64. Gerry will be sadly missed by his wife Christine, children, Jeremy, Jenna (Andrew) and grandchildren, Carter and Abigail. Predeceased by Betty and Jim Craig, and cherished by siblings, Nora (Bill, deceased), Terry (Fran), Liz (George) and Liette. Also loved dearly by Helen (Chuck, deceased), Joey and Debbie Franze, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the Port Credit Legion, Branch 82, located at 35 Front St. N. in Mississauga from 1-4 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to the Credit Valley Hospital or the charity of your choice. Interment service will be held next spring in Sauble Beach, ON.
The above published in the Toronto Star on Nov. 26, 2019

He passed away on November 24, 2019.







Danny Nanos

An Ironworker since September 1, 1958, Danny Nanos passed away on November 16, 2019.




Curtis Jay Appleyard



Suddenly and unexpectedly after a workplace incident on November 12th, 2019 at 44 years of age. Devoted father of Jacob Khoury. Cherished son of Eva Appleyard (nee Goodall), Steve and Denise Appleyard. Adored brother of Dayna Appleyard-Bezaire and husband Bevan, Jacob Appleyard and William Appleyard. Proud uncle of Kane. Curtis will be sadly missed by his aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many lifelong friends.

Curtis was a wonderful soul with his bubbly eyes, big smile and his genuine hugs. His quick wit, confident manner, tenacious spirit and ability to make connections will be forever held in our hearts.

If you so desire, donations to Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Visitation Sunday November 17, 2019 from 2 – 5 pm and 7 – 9 pm. Visitation will resume Monday November 18, 2019 from 10:30 am until time of Funeral Service at 12:00 pm at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841.

Interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

First Visitation

When Sunday November 17, 2019 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Families First East Windsor
1065 Lauzon
Windsor, ON N8S 3M8

Second Visitation

When Sunday November 17, 2019 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Families First East Windsor
1065 Lauzon
Windsor, ON N8S 3M8

Third Visitation

When Monday November 18, 2019 10:30am – 12:00pm
Families First East Windsor
1065 Lauzon
Windsor, ON N8S 3M8

Service Information

Monday November 18, 2019 12:00pm
Families First East Windsor
1065 Lauzon
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Robert Edmund Snowdy


A member since April 1, 1956, Robert Edmund Snowdy passed away.  He will be missed.



John Denis “Tommy” Christie

John “Tommy” D Christie, age 82, passed away peacefully on October 6, 2019 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario after a long battle with Leukemia. Born March 28, 1937 in Bathurst, NB the youngest of nine children of the late Denis and Malvina Christie.
John is survived by his wife of over 50 years Phyllis (nee Locke) Christie and his children Deborah (Alex), Richard and Jeffrey (Antonia). John was a devoted “Poppy” to seven grandchildren who were an important part of his life. Daniel, Matthew, Brooklynne, Jessica, William, Olivia and Jonathan will all miss their Poppy dearly. He is also survived by his brother Ernest Christie (the late Jenny) and many nieces and nephews. He will be sincerely missed by sister-in-law Nadine Nikita and her husband Mike as well as his niece Stephanie and nephew Ryan. He will be dearly missed by his sister-in-law Catharina “Tina” Christie (late Alphonse) of Fredericton, NB. Predeceased by brothers Richard (Mina), James (Noella); sisters Macrena (Alfred), Marion (Rheal), Florida (Theophus “Boy”) and Isabel (Jack).John was an Ironworker by trade and proud member of Local 721 in Toronto for over 50 years. In his youth he was an amateur boxer in New Brunswick. In his later years he enjoyed hunting, golfing, sailing, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was an avid sports fan and loved to watch the Toronto Maple Leafs, Blue Jays and Raptors.
A Celebration of Life will be held at SMITH’S FUNERAL HOME, 485 Brant Street (one block North of City Hall), BURLINGTON (905-632-3333), on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 1 p.m.

A heartfelt thanks to all the staff at St. Peter’s Hospital and Juravinski Hospital and their compassionate care during his time there. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Canadian Red Cross, Juravinski Hospital & Cancer Centre or St. Peter’s Hospital in John’s memory would be greatly appreciated.

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Malcolm J Pike


An Ironworkerr since April 1, 1963, Malcolm passed away on October 29, 2019.



Clifford Smith

Clifford Smith joined Ironworkers Local 721 on September 1, 1953.


Clifford Smith passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2019.   He loved to wear his 721 hats and sweaters.






Gary Sandy

Gary Sandy joined the union on February 1, 1987.  He passed away on September 23, 2019.




Randy Reid


REID, Randall (Randy) James joined Ironworkers Local 721 on April 1, 1989. 

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Randy Reid, of Stirling, at the Kingston General Hospital on Saturday, September 21st, 2019 at the age of 65. He is the son of the late William & Helen Reid. He will be sadly missed by his son Clint Leavey, as well as his surviving brothers and sister; Rodger Reid, Rodney Reid all of Stirling and Susan Reid of White Lake and their families. Cremation arrangements have been made at the JOHN R. BUSH FUNERAL HOME, 80 Highland Ave. Belleville (613-968-5588). A Celebration of Randy’s Life will be held Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at Emmanuel United Church, Foxboro at 1:00 p.m.

If desired, memorial donations to either Emmanuel United Church or the Heart & Stroke Foundation are appreciated.

Online condolences can be made at

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Klemens Beyfuss

Klemens Beyfuss passed away peacefully at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener, on Sunday, August 25, 2019, at the age of 86 years.

He was born on December 2, 1932 to Klemens and Elisabeth. He was an Ironworker since July 1, 1956.  He was the beloved husband of Loni, and a loving father of Peter (Tilda), Thomas, Barbara and Gabriele.  Cherished grandpa of Kaitlyn (Martin), Cassandra, Jack, Daniel and Rachel.

His memory is our keepsake, and he will always be in our hearts.



Candace Dawn Boccaccio

Candace Dawn Boccaccio, age 38, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay.

She was born September 23, 1980 to Mary & Richard.

She followed in her dad’s footsteps and became an Ironworker in 2000.

She had a huge heart, a smart mouth, and a fierce love for her boys. She showed incredible strength and determination throughout her 3+ year battle with metastatic cervical cancer. Never losing her compassion for others, or her sense of humour, she was a champion to the end. She is survived by her children, Dominic & Damian, her parents Mary & Richard, her brother Jamie (Pam), her sisters Maegan (Will) & Jessica (Shaun), and her 4 nephews.

Family and friends are invited to the Lindsay Rugby Club, Friday September 6, 2019 from 3:30pm-7:30pm to celebrate her life, grieve, remember, reminisce, and support each other.

“With brave wings, she flies”





Ryan Andrew MacDonald

An Ironworker since July 1 2010, Ryan suddenly passed away on “Friday, August 23, 2019 at the age of 34. Beloved husband of Danielle Kattler. Dear daddy of Joshua and Kier. Cherished son of Kim (Greg) and John (Susana). Loving brother of Holly, Chris (Vanessa), Brittany (Borna). Son-in-law of Donna Kattler and grandson-in-law of Joyce Kattler and brother-in-law of Desiree (Neil). Remembered by his grandmother Marie. Ryan will also be greatly missed by his aunts, uncles, nephews, niece, cousins other relatives, many friends and his union brothers at Ironworkers Local 721.

Visitation will be held at the Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre, 21 First St., Orangeville on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial donations to a trust fund for his children may done through an etransfer to or deposit at RBC 03308 003 5031422 would be appreciated by the family.

A tree will be planted in memory of Ryan in the Dods & McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. The annual dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at” 

When: Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre
Address: 21 First Street, Orangeville, ON L9W 2C8
When: Thursday, August 29th, 2019 11:00am
Location: Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre
Address: 21 First Street, Orangeville, ON L9W 2C8
When: Thursday, August 29th, 2019 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Location: Dods & McNair Reception Centre

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Ken Hunter

An Ironworker since July 1, 1979, Ken Hunter passed away on August 9th, 2019.



Tony Rizzo


It is with heavy hearts that the Rizzo family announce the passing of Antonino on Wednesday August 7, 2019. Beloved husband of Raimonda. Proud father to his late son Salvatore (Michelle) and son Michael (Tina). Loving Nonno to his grandchildren Alessia, Vanessa, Ava and Giuliano. Antonino will be sadly missed and forever loved by his family and friends. 


Highland Funeral Home – Markham Chapel

10 Cachet Woods Court
Markham ON L6C 3G1


  • 09-Aug-201902:00 PM – 04:00 PM
  • 09-Aug-201906:00 PM – 09:00 PM
  • Funeral Mass

    Epiphany of our Lord

    3200 Pharmacy Avenue
    Scarborough ON M1W 3J5


    • 10-Aug-201909:30 AM – 10:30 AM
  • Entombment

    Highland Memory Gardens

    33 Memory Gardens Lane
    Toronto ON M2H 3K4


    • 10-Aug-201911:00 AM – 11:30 AM

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Jerome Calnan

November 30, 1940 – July 31, 2019

Jerome Calnan was an Ironworker since November 1, 1950.

He will have a Celebration of Life. Details below:

On August 6, 2019 from 1:00p.m-4:00p.m.
MacCoubrey Funeral Home Reception Centre, Cobourg



Robert Neil

An Ironworker since May 1, 1982,  Rob Neil passed away on July 28, 2019 at the young age of 55. He is deeply missed by the Local, his colleagues and Ironworkers everywhere. He was a great Business Agent, an amazing Ironworker, and a wonderful person.


“Family and friends can light a candle as a loving gesture for their loved one. Leave a sympathy message to the family in the guestbook on this memorial page of Robert Neil to show support.

He was loved and cherished by many people including : his wife Maureen; his children, Carly and Emily; his mother Margaret; his siblings, Ruby, Dan (Cassie) and Holly (Jesse); his nieces and nephews, Rory and Riley; his nephews, Josh, Tanner and Jesse; his nieces, Lily, Isabella and Julia. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The Centre for Addiction and Mental health at

Visitation will be held on Friday, August 2nd 2019 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Glen Oaks Funeral Home (3164 Ninth Line, Oakville, ON).

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 3rd 2019 at 11:00 AM at the same location. A reception will be held on Saturday, August 3rd 2019 from 11:45 AM to 2:00 PM at the same location”.

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Pietro Rosada

Pietro Rosada, called Peter, was an Ironworker since 1956.  He passed away on his birthday at the age of 94. He was a Rodman.


July 26, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Chapel Service

Time: 10:00 am

Location for both: Jerrett Funeral Homes. 1141 St Clair Ave West. Toronto, ON M6E1B1

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DAFOE, Jason

Jason joined the union on  April 1, 2014.  He passed away on July 19, 2019.




REBALKIN, William Arthur (Bill) – 

Born in Canora, Sask. and raised in Kamsack, Sask., Bill passed away peacefully at the age of 87 at the Guelph General Hospital on July 3rd, 2019, surrounded by his family. 
Predeceased by his parents, William Sr. and Pauline, and his sister, Kathleen, Bill is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Jean (Hayes), and his adoring daughter, Martha. He is sadly missed by his cherished grandsons, Connor and Duncan, and his favourite son-in-law, John David MacNeil. Bill will also be missed by his cousin in British Columbia, Karen McDonald.
Bill had a long career as an Ironworker including running his company, Epsilon Reinforcing Steel, which was his pride and joy.
After retirement, Bill enjoyed golfing, traveling and cruising with Jean to numerous countries around the world, hanging out with his coffee buddies, and the company of his beloved cats.
At Bill’s request, cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to join the family for a Celebration of Life on Sunday, July 14th, 2019 from 2-4 pm at the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph. Remembrances will occur at 3 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Guelph General Hospital. 

A tree will be planted in memory of William A. (Bill) Rebalkin in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum. Dedication service, Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 2:30 pm.




Richard Crabbe

It is with great sadness that the family of Rick (Crabby) Crabbe, in his 50th year announce his sudden passing on June 5, with his family at his side. Son of Richard and Cathy and the late Sharon Crabbe, brother to Lynn Stranges (Vince), Jason (Christine) Crabbe, uncle to Adriana and Christian Concolino, Anthony Stranges, Olivia, Owen and Jaxson Crabbe, survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins from Niagara Falls and Lewiston, NY.; predeceased by grandparents Al and Vera Crabbe and Jessie and Bob Wiltse. Rick was a proud Ironworker for Local 721, his happiest times were spent camping, riding his Harley and finding new adventures around every corner. He was a devoted son to his mom Sharon with whom he is now reunited and was a faithful and generous friend to so many. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Church Hall, 4673 Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls, from 2-5pm. Sincere thanks to the Chippawa Volunteer Firefighters, Niagara EMS, GNGH’s ER and ICU staff for all your care. Rick and Sharon were proud supporters of Project SHARE, the family would appreciate any donations to this very worthy community service.





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Karl Atzelsberger


A member since June 1, 1962, Karl Atzelsberger “[p]assed away peacefully on May 29, 2019, nine days after his 90th Birthday. Beloved husband of Herta Atzelsberger for 65

years. Father of Harald and his wife Heather, and Irene and her husband Dennis Hazell. Loving grandfather of Cam (Carly) Hazell and Kira (Kyle) Hiemstra, and dearest great-grandfather of Walker Hazell and Archer Hazell”.

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Pine Hills Cemetery & Funeral Centre
625 Birchmount Road, Toronto, ON, CANADA, M1K 1R1
Saturday, 15 Jun 2019 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


Pine Hills Cemetery & Funeral Centre
625 Birchmount Road, Toronto, ON, CANADA, M1K 1R1
Saturday, 15 Jun 2019 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM


Pine Hills Cemetery & Funeral Centre
625 Birchmount Road, Toronto, ON, CANADA, M1K 1R1
Saturday, 15 Jun 2019 3:15 PM
Info: Interment time is approximate.

John Dyminski


An Ironworker since December 1, 1988, John Dyminski passed away on May 26, 2019.




William Campbell


January 9, 1943 –  May 2, 2019

It is with heavy hearts; we announce the sudden passing of William Campbell (Billy) at the age of 76 while he was vacationing with family in Florida.  Bill was born January 9,1943 in Sydney N.S. and was the loving son of the late Malcolm and Annie McNeil.
Bill is survived by his wife Sharon nee Porga and son Wade (Laxmi) and daughters Nadine (Zolie), Mitzi, Melissa (Paul) and Dana (Kevin). Cherished grandfather of Nicole, Johan, Liam, Christopher, Kolby, Araylia, Rhiley and Sierra. Bill is also survived by his sisters Mary Broley, Carmella Moore, Carol MacKinnon and brothers Eddy, Wayne, Jimmy, and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by brothers Mack, Johnny, Lenny, and sister Phemie Crane.  Bill was a retired member of Ironworkers Local 721 Toronto.
Though Bill thoroughly enjoyed his beer, his number one passion was his grandchildren who he cherished deeply. Second to that was sitting by the fire at his trailer in Cayuga. He could always be seen (and heard) at night sitting around the fire, singing and dancing along with friends and family. In Bill’s later years, he enjoyed travelling around the world visiting with his children.
Family and friends will be received at Bay Gardens Funeral Home: 947 Rymal Road East. Hamilton ON. on Saturday May 11,2019.
Visitation will be from 1-3pm with a service immediately following in the chapel.
For our family and friends in Sydney, there will be a Funeral Mass on Thursday, May 23, at 10 AM
At Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier.
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Raymond Dwyer


An Ironworker since November 1, 1961, Raymond Dwyer was born on 22 August , 1940 and passed away on 22 April , 2019.

Funeral:  Friday April 26, 2019

Trull Funeral Home

1111 Danforth Ave

Toronto, Ontario

M4J 1M5

Phone: 416-465-4661

Funeral Director: Mr. Ryan Maisey


Visitation from 10am to 12pm

Followed by a service at 12pm

Lunch served after service, all takes place at Trull Funeral Home.




George Harold Orr

ORR, GEORGE HAROLD 1926-2019 TORONTO, ON – George Orr 93, formerly of Rexton NB, passed away peacefully after a short illness on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Scarborough Health Network – General Hospital. Husband of the late Barbara Orr, brother of the late Albert Orr and father of thelate Stephen Orr. George was the proud recipient of the Atlantic Star, Burma Star and War Medal 1939-45 for services performed in the Merchant Navy during World War II 1939-1945. He was also a 65 Year Member of Ironworkers Local 721. George will be sadly missed by his daughters, Janie Orr Peterson of Stouffville ON, Linda Trimble (Ken) of Stouffville and daughter-in-law Joan Lovell of Scarborough. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Sean (Michelle) Trimble of Stouffville and Lindsay (D’Arcy) O’Connor of Vancouver. Fondly known as “Old Poppa” to his greatgrandchildren; Lauren, Cashel, Abby and Nolan. George will be laid to rest in Rexton NB Arrangements in the care Thompson’s Funeral Home, 33 Acadia Street, Richibucto NB. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday April 13th, 2019 at Thompson’s Funeral Home Chapel. If desired, donations to a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.



Gary Spurrell


Gary Spurrell was Ironworker since March 1, 2000.

He will be missed.


Samuel McGraw

Samuel McGraw joined the Ironworkers on August 1, 1980.  He passed away on April 4, 2019.





John Harold “Jack” Piticco

A member since September 1, 1985, Jack Piticco passed away on Friday, March 29, 2019 at the age of 76 years old at the Belleville General Hospital on Friday, March 29. 2019, age 76 years. Jack Piticco of Brighton, son of the late Guido Piticco and the late Jenny (King). Loving partner of Lorraine Côte. Dear father of Steve Piticco (Spike) of Brighton, Pamela Piticco, Mark Piticco (Mary-Ann Durdin), Lianne Piticco (Brad Simpson), all of Burlington, and Sheila Piticco (Herb Willows) of Grande Prarrie, Alberta. Brother of Norma Mussey of Scarborough and Joanne Gosling (Phil) of Bracebridge. Sadly missed by his many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Jack’s Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 11, 9 Dawes Road, (South of the Danforth), Toronto, on Friday, April 12, 2019 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cremation with interment St. John’s Norway Cemetery, Toronto. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Salvation Army, would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in care of the Brighton Funeral Home. 

Celebration of Life

Friday, April 12th, 2019 | 5:00pm


Friday, April 12th, 2019 5:00pm


Royal Canadian Legion Branch 11


9 Dawes Road -South of the Danforth

Toronto, Ontario M4C5A8

Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

A Celebration of Jack’s Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 11, 9 Dawes Road (South of the Danforth) on Friday, April 12, 2019 from 5 to 9 p.m. 



St. John’s Norway Cemetery


256 Kingston Road

Toronto, Ontario M4L1S7

Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

Cremation with Interment at St. John’s Norway Cemetery, 256 Kingston Road, Toronto, at a later date.

9 Dawes Road – South of the Danforth

Toronto, Ontario M4C5A8

Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


    Larry Huard


    A member since December 1, 1985, Larry Huard passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019.


    His funeral details are as follows:

    Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019

    Time: 10:30am

    Location: St. John’s Evangelist Roman Catholic Church. 903 Gifford St. Whitby.





    Fred Ramano


    ” You left us beautiful memories. Your love is still our guide. And through we cannot see you, you are always by our side” is the inscription written for Fred Ramano, an Ironwo

    rker since November 1, 1951.  He was born on September 4th, 1925.  He passed away on March 22, 2019.

    For more details, please visit the website of the Scott Funeral Home, Woodbridge Chapel.




    David Gillespie

    January 27. 1958 – March 20, 2019

    An Ironworker since September 28, 2012, David will be missed.



    Sammy Rizzo

    A member since November 1, 1995, Salvatore (Sammy) Rizzo passed away on February 18, 2019.


    Highland Funeral Home – Scarborough

    Event Times

    2/21/2019 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    2/21/2019 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    Funeral Mass

    Epiphany of Our Lord Church




    Highland Memory Gardens




    George Harach

    An Ironworker since May 1, 1956, George Harach passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Lakeridge Health Ajax-Pickering Hospital, at the age of 90.  Beloved husband of the late Olive. Father of Gail, Deborah and Glenn (Mari).  Cherished grandfather of Jason (Danielle), Olivia and Melissa (Kevin). Proud great grandfather of Liam, Nolan, Bailey and Jillian.  Predeceased by his siblings and survived by his sister Sylvia. George had a long  and distinguished career with the iron Workers Local 721 Toronto, where he made lifelong friends. Proud member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox.









    Anthony Diduch

    Anthony (Tony) Diduch, a member since May 1, 1953, has passed away.

    The service details are below:

    Date: Friday, February 8, 2019

    Time: 3:00pm

    Location: Amica Newmarket
    Address: 275 Doak Lane. Newmarket ON L3Y 0A2
    Phone: 905-952-0505

    Signs will be posted at the front entrance.



    Peter Archibald MacDougall

    Peter Archibald MacDougall was born on September 27, 1932 and passed away on January 22, 2019.  He was an Ironworker since October 1, 1964.

    His visitation and funeral service details are below.


    Date: February 1, 2019

    Time: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Location: Andrews Community Funeral Centre – Bramalea Chapel

    Address: 8190 Dixie Road. Brampton, ON L6T5N9

    Funeral Service: 

    Date: February 2, 2019

    Time: 12:00 pm

    Location: Andrews Community Funeral Centre Chapel

    Address: 8190 Dixie Road. Brampton, ON L6T5N9



    Horst Dragon…

    Horst Dragon passed away on January 21, 2019 at Etobicoke General Hospital, at the age of 82.  Beloved husband of Bozena, loving father of Sabrina, Alexandra and Corinna, dear brother-in-law of Regina Bowden and her husband David, caring uncle of Renee, Danielle and Monique, Horst will be lovingly remembered by those who knew him.  Guests will be received at the Glendale Funeral Home, 1810 Albion Road, Etobicoke (416-679-1803) on Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 6 – 9 p.m.  A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 2:30 p.m.  Private cremation to follow.  For more details, click here.

    Gregorio Arboritanza

    An Ironworker since January 1, 1974, Gregorio passed away December 29, 2018.



    Terry Lee Brownson



    Terry Lee Brownson was loved by his family and friends. He was an Ironworker since February 3, 2003. He was a hard worker.






    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.



    Andre Schroder

    Andre Schroder joined Ironworkers on October 1, 1972.  He passed away on November 04, 2018.


    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.









    Murray Mesley

    Joined the Ironworkers on August 1, 1952, and passed away on September 25, 2018.

    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. Click here for more information.





    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.

    Please click here for more information.

    Online condolences may be left here.








    Eddie Sabourin

    A member since November 1, 1958, Adeodat (Eddie) Sabourin passed away on February 8, 2015.

    Ronald Thompson

    A member since August 1, 1962, Ronald Thompson passed on January 1, 2010.


    Bruce Anderson

    Initiated on March 1, 1998, Bruce passed away on September 11, 2000.