In Memoriam

We want to thank all of our members that supported the families and friends through their difficult times, and send thanks from the families for your generosity with donations. It was greatly appreciated.

In Memory of Collin Grayley

On Wednesday Dec 1 st , Members of the Paint Department along with members of our JH&SC, our Union President, and members from throughout the plant went to pay their final respects to our fallen Brother Collin Grayley.

A beautiful ceremony was held, and JH&SC member Brother Kevin Messom shared some wonderful, heartfelt words that provided comfort and a bit of peace to everyone at the service.

Brother Grayley had three children, Emma, Robert, and Joseph and a loving family that will forever be in grief.

In Memory of Fraser Cowen

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the tragic death of Fraser on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, due to a workplace accident. Fraser was a respected Crane Operator at National Steel Car with one month into his 51st year, and although he complained of getting old, he was taken much too soon. “Best Dad Ever”, to Ellison (14) and Aimee (12). Ex-husband and dear friend to Trudy. Fraser was the youngest son of Margaret, Wee Bruv to Ross and brother-in-law (twice!) to Diane. Brother in law to Bill and Janine Jones and son in law to Marion Schoeman. Fun uncle to Sarah, Connor, Breanna, Alex, Antaya and Curtis. Fraser joins his Dad (Tom) and brothers Scott and Grant in the place wherever you go when you die. One of Fraser’s greatest passions was his music, he listened, played, recorded and taught it. The family kindly request that donations be made to the Hamilton Music Collective – An Instrument for Every Child.

In Memory of Carlos Duarte

He was a Chief Steward for a number of years with the United Steel Workers. He passed on July 18, 2018 and will be sadly missed by many.

In Memory of Leszek Lasocki

We had a Long Term Member pass away: Tadeusz Lasoki. We did a gate collection and raised $865, and the Union donated $100 for a total of $965. I went on Friday March 9, 2018 and sat with his wife, Grace, and presented her with the money. She was in tears thanking us.

Posted with the permission of Steve Weller