- The 3rd Annual Steve Mesic Memorial Ride
Brother Mesic was a well-respected member of our Local for 20 years, and worked at National Steel Car as a locomotive operator. He was a wonderful man with a great sense of humor and a big heart. Those who knew him, knew that he was always ready to lend a hand and was fiercely loyal to those he cared about. He was well known within the Greater Hamilton area, especially within the Croatian, health and fitness and motorcycle enthusiast communities.
Brother Mesic was tragically shot and killed by the Hamilton Police on June 7th, 2013. His passing was entirely too soon and has left many unanswered questions.
June 20th, 2015 was the 3rd Annual Steve Mesic Memorial Ride. The ride began at Lime Ridge Mall in Hamilton, and ended up at the Suck Bang Blow Restaurant and bar in Stoney Creek. Live entertainment was provided by “The Whole Dam Family” and Blake Halliday. Good food, cold drinks, a guest appearance by Jeff Joslin, former UFC fighter, and much more took place at the rally. Donations were accepted for Brother Mesic’s son, along with those with mental illnesses. USW Local 7135 is a proud sponsor and supporter of this event, and we thank all those members who came out to support our Brother.