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En 1984, le Congrès du Travail du Canada a choisi le 28 avril comme Jour de deuil national au Canada pour commémorer et honorer les personnes qui sont mortes, qui se sont blessées ou qui ont contracté une maladie au travail.

En 1984, le Congrès du Travail du Canada a choisi cette date pour qu'elle coïncide avec le 70e anniversaire de l'adoption de la première loi sur les accidents du travail de l'Ontario (1914). Le Jour de deuil a été enchâssé dans la législation nationale par une loi du Parlement le 1er février 1991.

Le Jour de deuil, aussi appelé Jour du souvenir des travailleuses et travailleurs, est officiellement reconnu dans environ 100 pays à travers le monde.

Le 28 avril, les drapeaux du Canada sont en berne sur la colline parlementaire et à Queen's Park. Ce jour est traditionnellement marqué de multiples façons, notamment par la tenue de cérémonies publiques, le port de rubans noirs et jaunes, l'allumage de bougies, l'observation d'un moment de silence à 11 h et des témoignages sur les tragédies du travail qui ont bouleversé la vie des gens.


Nous vous invitons à souligner en ligne avec nous le Jour de deuil national 2021.

Lors de cette cérémonie, nous rendons hommage à toutes les personnes qui sont décédées, ont subi une lésion ou ont contracté une maladie au travail. Nous exprimons aussi notre soutien aux familles, aux amis et aux collègues dont la vie a été bouleversée par ces événements dévastateurs. En partageant ces histoires, nous renouvelons notre engagement à rendre les lieux de travail sains et sécuritaires pour empêcher que de telles tragédies n'arrivent à d'autres.

La cérémonie se déroulera en ligne le mercredi 28 avril à 10 h 45.

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Fil de Vie

Si vous ou un être cher avez été affecté par un décès, une lésion ou une maladie au travail, Fil de Vie, une association de soutien aux familles touchées par une tragédie du travail, peut vous venir en aide. Cette association offre de nombreux services, notamment : counseling des personnes en deuil, intervention en cas de crise et développement des capacités d'adaptation en matière de santé

Ressources de sécurité de la WSIB

Nous offrons des ressources qui peuvent aider à faire de l'Ontario un endroit plus sécuritaire :

Visitez notre site Web pour consulter la fiche de sécurité de votre lieu de travail

Les propriétaires peuvent se connecter à Boussole pour trouver une analyse des données sur la sécurité de leur entreprise

Notre programme Excellence en santé et sécurité peut vous aider à élaborer un programme de santé et sécurité pour votre entreprise.


Walter Zeritsch

In September 1996, Walter was diagnosed with mesothelioma. After a career in Canada, in construction, he passed away September 30, 1997. He was 72. Asbestos kills.

Mark Attallah

My dad Mark went to work on April 21, 2015 only to never come home. While he was working at a construction site in Brampton, a known defective crane still in use fell resulting in the unfortunate passing of a loving husband, brother, and father. The accident was easily preventable. I was only 10 at the time when the accident occurred, not a day goes by when I dont think about him. He will always be missed by family and friends. -His loving son, Ryan Attallah.

Gérald Coulombe

Il était avant tout un père, un grand-père, un frère. Il était drôle, grand travaillant et très courageux car son métier exigeait une force d'esprit insurmontable. Notre père était entrepreneur forestier. Un métier trop souvent négligé. Combattre les intempéries, les grandes chaleurs, ce n'est pas un métier pour les faibles. Le 13 décembre 2011, un chicot est tombé sur la débusqueuse de notre père et l'arbre s'est abattu de plein fouet sur notre père. Il est mort en fin de journée à faire ce qu'il aimait. Depuis ce jour, il y a un grand vide dans nos cœurs. Nous t'aimions, nous t'aimons et nous t'aimerons pour toujours.

Our Friend, David Gallagher

A son, brother, loving partner, future daddy to his daughter , grandson, nephew, cousin, and loyal friend . David had the most contagious smile and laugh. He loved music, and I have never listened to the drive at 5 without thinking of him since his passing. He loved Halloween and shared his love for it with all that he could. We miss David around The Barnyard and the campfire. We think and speak of him often. Forever in our hearts , we miss you David. The Barnes family xoxoxoxoxo

Christopher "Let's Go" Lesko

I am writing a tribute to remember Christopher “Let’s Go” Lesko. He passed away working on a construction site, in an accident that was totally preventable. No one took safety more seriously than Chris. There is no plaque or memory near the busy road where he died last September. To literally the thousands of friends and acquaintances he had, Chris can never be replaced. We will never hear his laugh, feel his joyous and caring presence, or have the honor of spending time with him. His mother and cousin feel the pain of his loss every day. I can’t pick up the phone and talk to him. Spend time with him. Enjoy the ups and downs of life with him. All his friends would say the same thing. All Chris wanted to do was to go to work and feel that he was contributing to the world. For all you owners, and employees who feel that safely is a joke. It’s not. Because of someone’s carelessness, there are people every day who don’t get to go home to their families. They can’t fall in love. Get married. Have kids and see them grow up. Enjoy grand kids. Accidents happen because there aren’t enough safety guidelines and enforcement in place by management, as well as aloof employees who don’t take safety seriously. Outside of his family or friend group, Chris’ name was not mentioned in the newspaper. We don’t want him to be a statistic. His name needs to be put out there. I am advocating for him… we are advocating for him…….as he no longer has a voice. We all love you Chris.

Mark Cockshutt

October 2, 2019 Mark Cockshutt died while working. So loved and missed by family and friends.

Bert Rostern

This is for our dad who lost his very short battle with mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and wish that you were here with us. XO

Curtis Smith

Curtis worked a the City of Toronto as a Solid Waste Collection Operator. On May 29th 2019 he was in a serious accident. He was impaled between his garage truck and a tree. He was went to Sunnybrook Trauma Center. He immediately underwent surgery to begin treating his critical injuries. He was faced with continuous complications. On June 6 2019, with his entire family at his bedside, Curtis passed away on his 28th birthday. He may be gone but he will never be forgotten. He was a hero to many and his memory will be forever carried.

John R LeBlanc Jr

John was working his shift for Fed Ex , a shift that he was covering for a friend .. driving an area that wasn’t his own ... It was April 7, 2009 when a freak snow storm caused white outs on a road and his truck had contact with another vehicle - and my brother was killed instantly. A freak storm .... a shift not his own and are area not his typical area so yes we are always asking Why ? We love you John and think of you always . We mourn what could have been .. Rest In Peace my dear sweet brother 💕

Ulderico “ Rico” Iannucci

My Dad Rico went to work on Friday, August 19, 2005 and never came home to his family. Dad was 65 years old and working on a job site on Parliament Hill restoring the Library. The backhoe he was operating suddenly engaged and he went over the cliff 200 meters and died all before 7:00 am that day. We miss our Dad very much. No one should go to work to die and every worker has the right to return home to their families. Our lives were forever changed that day!

Warren Appleby

Tragically, on July 18th 2019 our brothers life was taken far too soon. Warren loved everything about Special Effects and the film industry. Warren lived each and everyday for his family and was an amazing father, son, husband, brother and dear friend to so many. Warren you are missed every minute of everyday and until we meet again you are forever with us.

Mark Barnartt

February 13, 2019 was the worst day of my life. Mark was in sales and was driving on Hwy 401 outside London when a freak snowstorm came out of nowhere. His car was hit by 2 transport trucks and was killed instantly. I miss all the retirement plans we had made. I miss that he was not able to celebrate our 25 wedding anniversary. The irony of grief is that I need to talk to Mark about how I feel about the person who is no longer here. I miss his beautiful smile and his fantastic hugs.

Christopher Lesko

In memory of my dear son Christopher, who was killed in a workplace accident, September 10th, 2019. You are dearly missed by many friends and family. Will miss you always and forever. You were an angel on earth, helping so many and now an angel in heaven. Love forever, Mom. xxxooo

Joseph Stanley Clark Fancey

My son Joey was 32 when he was killed on the job.. he was pinned between a bobcat and a cement truck Oct 28/2016 ... I sent Joey a message that morning to confirm our Sunday visit and time with my grandsons.... the day is still a blur at times with my thoughts .. a phone call no parent ever wants to get ... for days into months I kept looking at my text wishing I had of got one last message ... my heart still aches like it just happened .. Joey your boys are a mix of you .. they would make you so proud .. Joey you were an awesome Dad the short time you had that role ... I love you and my heart will be for ever broken .. love mom xo

Joel Murray

Joel Murray, 39 years old, who had worked at the auto parts plant for 15 years, had just punched into work at 6:30 a. m. when he was called to make an adjustment to an automatic milling machine. While he was in an enclosed area to inspect the machine's tooling, a backloader pinned his head and neck against the lathe. He died on site. The investigation had revealed that at the time of Murray's accident, six perimeter switches, protective devices that prevent access to the exposed moving loader, were found bent out of position on two of the lathes. This rendered the switches inoperable and ineffective. He left behind, a wife and two young children, 12 years and 14 years old. He was a fruit farmer as well and was supposed to coach his sons hockey game that evening. Joel never made it to that game.

Mark Beskorowany

My husband Mark was in a tragic workplace accident on August 19,2019 and had fought for his life but unfortunately succumbed to his injuries on August 21,2020. That day we lost an amazing person. My whole world came crashing down. We were just starting to plan our future retirement we had so many plans. We were becoming grandparents for the first time and he was so excited to meet our grandaughter which he never had an opportunity. Our grandaughter was born October 26th. It is so difficult to see my childrens accomplishments and not having him here to share in them. Mark will be missed but he will never be forgotten.

Manuel Neves Almeida

Forever in our hearts.It's going to be 8 years since a workplace accident took your life. We continue to mourn your loss. So many memories had been left to make, what we would give to be able to wrap our arms around you again. We love and miss you.

Norman D. Heath

April 28, 1966, Daddy, 36 worked overtime to feed his 8 children. Approximately at 10 p.m. rainy, Dad fell from a transformer off the ladder to hit the ground. Bleed to the brain caused by the fall ended one horrendous year later on April 17, 1967 when Daddy died. Mom and her eight children miss him daily. Today, Mom in her 92nd year looks forward to see her Norm again. Stay safe.

Terry Paradis

Terry died in an industrial accident on a remote CN Rail line. He and others were using a boom truck to move sections of steal. One rail section dislodged from the rack and boom arm and fell, striking him across the lower back and pinning him to ground. He died on scene and left behind a daughter and many loved friends and family.

James Nicholas Guido

My beloved brother Always loved Never forgotten

Andrew David Bell Jan 09 2018

Andrew Bell died doing a job he loved Long haul driver On Jan 09 2018 l received a call that forever impacted my life My husband died in South Carolina without the help of WSIB l would never been able to bring my husband home to his family ,Life is so very precious enjoy every minute you have with your loved ones Always remember to say l love you every day for you will wish one-day you could hear them again Amazing husband ,father ,grandfather most of all a caring truck driver one that we know is missed by all his friends Andrew Bell January 30 1962 to January 09 2018 forever my Sweetheart

Darcy Cromwell

Died suddenly on June 14, 2001 due to leukaemia caused from benzene. He was 42. We miss him dearly.

Ryan Pearce

This is a tribute for my fiance Ryan Pearce who lost his life doing what he loved... at just a young age of 19 years old Ryan was trapped and killed after a house on Brookdale ave had collapsed while he and one other worker was in the basement. I miss you every day baby. Gone but never forgotton.

Wendell Culley, IBEW 353

We all miss you so much. You are free now from the pain and suffering. Passed away from Mesothelioma; from exposure to asbestos in the workplace. Love you always, Sandra. Scott and Suzanne, Larissa, Aidan, Kieran, Chloe.

Mario Simoes

This is a tribute to a family friend who tragically lost his life on the job in Burlington, ON. You are still thought of, and your friends and family miss you dearly. Tragedies like this ruin many lives and can easily be avoided when safe work practices are established by the companies. Everyone should get to go home at the end of the day. Rest in peace, kind Mario.

Ricardo Soares

November 17, 2017 was the worst day of my family’s life and the pain does not go away. A dump truck backed up into my brother and ran him over killing him instantly, robbing us of millions of memories and leaving us with no hope. My brother didn’t get to go back home to his wife and beautiful children. My parents’ hearts will forever be broken and there is nothing I can do to fix it. Life feels very empty without him and even the happy moments will never be the same without him. This is not how people are supposed to die, everyone should be able to return home safely after work. Living without his smile is devastating and something that could have been prevented has changed our lives forever in the worst way possible.

For all Construction Workers - CMC Carrier

Our thoughts of our entire organization are with the families and friends of all the victims of the construction industry.

Richard Barrett

My brother, Richard died at the age of 24 when the lawn care truck he was driving hydroplaned and flipped over. The truck had been poorly maintained and service had not been done so the tires on the truck were bald and unable to react properly to the wet road. The truck was overweight for its capacity and as such the equipment that was in the back, along with the liquid seed in the tank caused the truck to flip. A witness to the accident reported that he driving well under the speed limit. Richard died instantly.

David Pinkney

With every beat of my heart I love and miss you always xxoo

John Leslie Hatfield

On June 5, 1987 our dad, husband, grandfather died on the job while working for York Region maintenance. We remember him and miss him everyday with all of our love. Love from Karen and family, Sandy and family and Aaron

Wayne Affleck

On Friday December 13 2013 ,my brother was electrocuted at the age of 27 . He left behind mom,dad,sister and 2 nephews . We honour his memory and fight for better laws towards students that are out in the workforce in their apprenticeship program. He had a life a head of him . And we honour his memory everyday . We love and miss you dearly Wayne.

Harry Sillaste

My loving husband suffered a heart attack while working as a truck driver. He somehow made sure to pull over to the side of the road so no one else was hurt. He never came home that day .I miss him every moment of my life and will love him forever. God bless us all

Thomas Borden Moorby Jr.

On August 6th, 1996 my dad made his last commute to work and his commute home never happened. Instead his ride that day was in a silent ambulance to the hospital. His final ride was later that week in a hearse. He was electrocuted and killed because a negligent boss didn't have the hydro shut off even knowing he was sending workers up there that day. He left behind a wife and 3 children, I was only 2 years old. He left behind a family. It was my mother's 30th birthday. My dad was only 28 years old... He'd have turned 50 this year. He didn't get to dance with me at my wedding. He never knew his grandchildren. I will be 25 this year. I struggle every day of my life with the fact that my dad is not here with us. We live this nightmare every day, even 22 years later, it never ends. Days like his birthday, day of mourning, and the day he died are especially hard. It's hard to make sense of what happened, and to think about the fact that if one little thing had gone different on that day that he may still be here. To picture what all of our lives would have been like. Now we are children without a father, a wife without a husband, parents without a son, siblings without a brother, and grandchildren without a grandpa. We will live with this forever. This day is to remember those who never made it home. Who made it home but their lives were changed forever. Who's families never got to hold them again. Fly your flags at half mast and take a moment of silence to remember these workers who went to work to make a living and should have made it home. Remember their families. If you can, attend a ceremony in your city. Another way to honour them is to become an organ donor. My fathers organs were destroyed by the electricity but he was able to donate his eyes. Because of him, multiple people got to see again. Remember that you have rights at work. If you feel that a job is unsafe, you have the RIGHT to say no without repercussion. You have the right to walk away from unsafe work. If I can save even one life with my advocacy, then my dad will not have died in vain. Mourn for the dead. Fight for the living. I love you, Dad.

Sean Kells

It doesn’t get better or even easier having to live through nightmares and the images that are imprinted in my minds eye as a result of witnessing your sudden, horrific and tragic death. I never could have imagined how going to work that day would change me and my life forever. Your pain and suffering has ended. Rest in Peace

Claire Gerrard

Electrocuted on the job December 15th 1979 Lives changed in an instant Hearts broken forever♡ This accident was preventable No family should have to go through this Please make workplaces safe Forever in my heart Dad ♡

Jeremy Huber

A tragic day almost three years ago that is forever etched in our hearts a split second our whole world was turned upside down from a work related fall....Jeremy , only 39 , left behind a loving close family including a wife and three special boys. Dearly missed and pray he is smiling with proudness as he watches over all of us....we pray no other family experiences the loss we feel....

Jeremy Huber

Seems like yesterday we got the news about your fall... we prayed you would pull through.,, it wasn't meant to be. I miss you each and every day and cherish every memory of you. Love watching your boys and seeing your personality in each of them! Gone but never, ever forgotten! Love you always.... xoxo

Ronnie Legage

Its been just over a year that we lost my brother in Law on April 6th 2017 Ronnie Lepage was a veteran operator of heavy equipment and a model and guide for many young workers. So it was especially shocking to family members and colleagues when he was pinned under a dump truck on Vale property in Copper Cliff, dying subsequently in hospital from his injuries. Working around big vehicles and other equipment is something he has done all his life. An accident like that is almost unheard of. He had just come out of heart surgery three weeks ago, but he was the type who likes to work and they probably needed him there. He was also talking about retiring very soon as he wanted to spend time with his grandchildren . Ronnie will never have that chance to spend time with his family and Friends. He is missed everyday and even with all his experience that he had with heavy equipment , it only take a split second. Miss you dearly Linda xoxo

Joey Fancey

April 28, 2018 marks 1.5 years since you were tragically taken from us. I see your your "look and resemblance" in the face of your babies Oliver and Abel. My heart bleeds for "you" and "your family" because you cannot be here to enjoy and raise your little boys. We honor you every opportunity we get. Nothing heals the pain and sadness in my heart. I miss you so much Joey. Always in my heart Aunt Mo

Nathan Turk

To my son Nathan whom we lost in a work accident October 2017 at age 23. We still miss our youngest shining light. You will be always in our hearts. Those who shine the brightest , don't always shine the longest. Love you always son

Robert Sr

Died from a wood chipper guard that fell into the chipper and shot back out.

Tim Hickman

You enjoyed your job. You were good with the public. The explosion that took your life was totally preventable. Our lives are so changed. With our love for you, we share the prevention message to ensure others don't be injured in the workplace. We offer a listening ear to those who need or want. Your legacy lives on in each heart that loves you so much.

Chris Zoidis died August 2011

My bf the father of our beautiful girls,time has not changed anything I miss you eveyday,our girls talk about you everyday ,I'm not the same person I use to be I miss us ,the inquest went well I'm hoping things change for other construction workers as we found some things that should of been in place were not I'm still very angry that this company brushed you off as a number and was angry when he felt this was a waste of time and needed to go back to work this company should never be allowed to contract out again ,we visit you often and celebrate your birthday but its so different now I often wonder how things would be if you were hear with us gbnf all my love forever

Ernest Dennis Williamson

The kindest, sweetest, and most loving person you could meet. Ernest worked on a farm in Teeterville, Ontario, Canada. He was praised by his employer for being smart, knowledgeable and extremely loving and kind. While carrying out a routine trip for a fuel tank on the Tuesday morning of August 15, 2017, something happened, which led him to be pinned down in an irrigation pond by the Tractor that he was driving. It was quite an unfortunate and ironic incident because he was an expert at fixing vehicles, including tractors, he was an expert at driving as well as swimming but on that fateful morning, something went terribly wrong. Nobody is sure of the events that led up to that point when he was found in the pond. The coroner said the cause of death was drowning. Everyday, I (his spouse) think deeply about it and sometimes cry helplessly. His two daughters (ages 11 and 3 at that time) were really saddened. The 3 year old hardly knew him. Often I wish I could know what cause such an accident / incident. Ernest was a loving, good person who tried to help many persons in every way possible. He had God-given talent to fix machines even nobody else could.

Daniel Gilmore

Up out of bed, and on go your socks Hello my love, let me kiss you Good Morning. Off to work, the same as yesterday Hard work for another pay day I smile and go back to sleep knowing you love me and everything is complete But you don't come home today you can't say goodbye you can't complete the rest of our lives They hand me your work boots, a flashlight and pen Heres his belongings We will let you know more, just sit and wait till then You are a person. Eyes, hands, a heart You are not a thing, a robot, a machine. You are meant to go to work and come back again We work our entire lives, in jobs we love or hate Yet the most important things are at home, in the eyes of our family and friends April 28 the International Day for Workers Injured or Killed in the Workplace.


It wasn't a bad day and you didn't pass in vain. Remembering you everyday.

Willian John Buck

Bill Buck was a hard working man who was killed in the Nephton Mines in Ontario He had been on the job for 6 months. on Feb 15th 1954 he went to work and never came home.. My Mom was only 24 years old when she was left to raise a 4 year old daughter and was expecting another child in 3 months.. My Dad was a gentle man and kind His nickname was Bud I am the Daughter he never go to see . My dad loved his family and was taken from us way too soon ..Because of what happened to him a lot of changes were implemented in the mining industry hopefully no one else would go through what my family did Although i never knew him I will always miss him

Dan Gilmore

You went to work and didn't come home, I miss you everyday. xo J

Kevin McIntosh

Kevin was taken on Sept,2 2005 at the young age of 18. He had his whole life ahead of him. But it all ended that day . His family and friends miss him dearly and not day go by they wonder the what if's or the should of could of.. Lets all work together and not let this happen to any one else family (or child) . Lets get the awareness out there to help prevent these tragedies from happening . And Make sure that SAFETY is being used and tough on job sites.!!

Bob Auger

It has been 18 years since your death. You were surrounded by love when you left your spirit to comfort us. You lived such a loving and caring life. You would be so proud of your children and grandchildren. We work in your memory to protect others.

David Pinkney

My Wonderful Son, Taken too soon, We think of you everyday...We Love you and Miss you with all our hearts...XXXXOOOO

Greg Gauthier

Just remembering my brother-in-law who died at work in 2007 while trying to save a co-workers life. His hard work and dedication reminds us all why we work and want to go home every night to our families. May he rest in peace. Love Brenda Lee

Albert 'Bert' Rostern

This tribute is for my Dad; You are missed dearly by your family and those you knew you! We continue to cherish our memories and hope that one day there will be a cure for Mesothelioma as more than 120 thousand people around the globe have been exposed to asbestos in the workplace.

Gordon Tappin

My brother Gord was taken from us August 26, 2017, just weeks before his 51st birthday. He was working with a pressure hose that got away from him and punctured his neck. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. I hope this accident will set a precident so that it never happens again.

Norman Rodger Baker

In memory of my Dad, who passed away December 3, 1967. The day that forever changed our lives. Love you Dad. Donna XOME

Justin mattix

Not a day. Goes by that i dont think about you . I love you justin My handsome son

Thomas Borden Moorby Jr aka Tommy

Aug 6, 1996, he left work as he did on a daily basis. It was me his wife's 30th birthday. I"m sure he left planning some surprise for me that day. But, he never came home to me. He went up onto a roof, unaware I am sure that the the power had not been shut off to the house. It was lunch time approximately, maybe he was getting off the roof to come down and call me see how my day was going. I'll NEVER know because he died that day, due to unsafe working conditions. I was left with 2 young children, his beautiful daughters, his legacy to carry on in this harsh cruel world. He was a husband, father, brother, son and best friend. He was a hard worker, a family man and a giver. The world is a lesser place without our Tommy and all due to something that was completely preventable.

My father & best friend

I was only 8 years old when my best friend died from working as a linesman on the job. Together we built snowmans, went skiing, learned how to tip over a canoe (and turk back up) in a pool.. we did everything best friends did together. He was more than my father, he was my everything and unfortunately, he went away (as per Frozen song lyrics) due to a worplace accident. 29 years followed until I realized the significant impact this had on me (the unresolved complicated grief I carried, unknowingly).. that little girl who would never be able to say "I love you daddy" again. He was an amazing person and I found out years later the impact his life had on others: how his colleagues implemented a safety discussion prior to every work day or that a golf tournament was created in his name for 10 years afterwards (which was a heartwarming surprise). I need to believe his accident was meant to save others from such perils and my heart goes out to all who have lost a loved one through a worplace accident.

peter tomietto

140000 steel fall on top of him J.I. case

My father...Mi papito Hugo

February 24 ,2006 a day when we will never forget. We lost a newly grampa, husband, a lovely papito, son, brother and a great Friend. No words represent the sadness of lost a great man. My father who gave all to his family and job...until his own life. For all those who lost someone in the worplace my heart is with you. They are in my prayers everyday.

My son

He was 24 years old and working 60+ hours a week as a welder. Working nights during the winter was very hard on him. I do know that his mental health was negatively impacted by seasonal affective disorder, wearing a mask for too many hours a day, and by being bullied in the workplace. He died by suicide. Because of that I volunteer for a health promotion program that is an OHS initiative. It is called Tough Enough to Talk About It developed by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, Grande Prairie ( Alberta).

This one goes to my dad, my bestfriend, my role model, my hero; Dal Singh. July 30, 2015 will by far remain the worst day of my life, the day we received the most heartbreaking call ever; its a nightmare I'll never ever forget. My dad has always been the most loving person I have ever met and I hope one day I can be a fraction the person he is. Everyday I wake up and pray that one day we'll have a conversation again; hear him say that he loves me & that he's proud of me. Anything. I miss the comforting sound of his voice, his silly laugh, the warm hugs. I miss our life before the accident. I miss you so much dad. I promise you, I promise myself. You'll always have 3 children & a wife who will take care of you and do anything possible to see you better. You are & have always been the life of our family, the person who has always kept us together. We love you dad.

Allen Blake

On August 20, 2015, I went to work with my husband for his landscaping company. He smiled at me as I was leaving the City of Ottawa yard to start the day. That afternoon I got the call that he had been hit by an out of control SUV while trimming grass on the 174 by the Montreal Rd. exit. I didn't know he was killed until I got to the hospital. My life and the lives of my children changed forever. I will never forget that horrible day. Your friends and family miss you dearly!

Nick Bos July 9, 1983

My brother Nick died while working at Maple Lodge Farm Norval Ont. while helping his buddies finish their job so they could all leave together. Our lives changed that day! We miss you soooo much Nick. love from all your siblings.

Ian Melville

To my brother, you died a hero and lost your life doing what he loved driving truck. we miss you everyday.

Tim Laur

Not a day goes by that we are not reminded of the accident. To see the pain and suffering you face every day is heart breaking but your spirit has been a true inspiration. I am truly grateful that we did not lose you that day. Thankful that I still get to share time with you dad. To all the families who have been affected but an accident, illness or death we remember and pray for you everyday

To my father Lawrence David Lingard who passed away in November 17, 2009 from Mesothelioma. A horrible painful disease that took you from Merle and all of us. You are missed.

Wendell Culley

Wendell - my much-loved husband who passed away recently from mesothelioma cancer, caused by exposure to asbestos in the workplace. Remembered with love by Scott/Suzanne, Larissa, Aidan, Kieran, and Chloe.

Brian Moss

There is not a day goes by that you are not missed and loved by your son and me. It has been 32 years since that tragic day and the pain of our loss is still in our hearts and minds.

Bhajan Padda

The memories of you hugging me tight, Are washed away in ocean tide. Now you only come in my dreams,I see your face as light as cream. The eyes, lips and height of yours, Remind people I'm yours. I miss your loving smile,Which is now only in your picture closed file. The bright sun light danced and shattered over my face,Remembering our togetherness that once took place. Family turns into tales of the past left with a vague promises of the future neither strong enough to recover what was lost. The goodness he has blessed me with, The strength he's given me to survive, The knowledge he has kindly shared, Through the way he's lived his life. Love you Dad (L)

David Bootland

Remembering David Bootland.

God bless them all !

Uncle Ross

Remembering a fun-loving uncle who drove a big rig on short haul trips. He was lost through the careless, over-tired driving of another. My uncle jack-knifed his rig so this other driver wouldn't be crushed when he veered in front of him. Please be safe for yourself and those around you. This loss left a crater in his partner's life still to this day.

All the workers who lost their lives

Rest in peace. Wish happiness with you all the time in Heaven. Buddha bless you.


For my friend Wendell who lost his battle with cancer this year after being exposed to asbestos while working as an electrician.

My father Pete Caspersen, April 28th 1990. Thank you for inspiring me to work hard to make a difference. Erika

My father Pete Caspersen, April 28th 1990. Thank you for inspiring me to work hard to make a difference the best I can. Erika

Joe Fancey

You will always be remembered! Can't forget the great ones!

Alcides Moyano

To my father, who taught me everything I needed to know in my life. He was more than just my dad but my best friend. He left us too early at the age of 62 when the cherry picker malfunctioned and he fell. He worked hard everyday for his family, the memories of him will always be there and he will be dearly missed.

Gojko (Jack) Toljagic

To my dear father Gojko, a Serbian immigrant to Canada who worked hard to raise a family along with his wife Stana and create a good start for his two boys. We thought he was safe at work - what could be safer than working in a high school? - but the school basement was full of loose asbestos insulation that the custodial staff breathed 12 months a year. He died after six painful months of battling mesothelioma. After he was laid to rest, we raised hell about this deadly material that Canada proudly - PROUDLY - exported all over the world. They said Canadian asbestos was safe. They lied to all of us. Rest in peace, dear father.

Frank James Cote

A cherished son and brother who was killed January 2008. He was in the bunk of the tractor trailer truck while his partner who was driving went off the road in Kenora, Ontario. When our loved ones go to work each day we assume they'll come back home to us at the end of their day. However from all the tributes here we see that that is not always the case. So make sure your last words are always kind otherwise you may live to regret them. Carolyn Cote

James Mitchell

This is my Grandfather, although not specifically a Canadian incident. I would like pay a small tribute to a man I never met. Born in the late 1800's , Served in the Royal Field Artillery in the Great War, Loos, the Somme etc. then worked in the coal mines of South Wales for 30 years including through the Second World War. He was killed underground 2 days before he was due to retire at 65 in 1949. We only have a few photos and his living memory died when my mum passed 5 years ago. "Your tools are on the bar"

Eleanor Margaret Cantin

June 21, 1983 - It was the first day of summer. I had just finished writing my last grade 10 exam. I was sitting in the kitchen when my mom came home early from work to get her suitcase for an out-of-town business conference. She worked in the co-op placement office at Lambton College. She put her suitcase in the trunk and kissed me good-bye, saying "be good for your dad". Those were her last words to me. Her life (as well as her two colleagues) was taken a few hours later on the 401 just outside of Woodstock. There are no words to describe what it felt like to lose my mother that day. I survived without her and have spent my life living it the best way I know how, and when I get to experience a joyful moment (like my daughter get married and becoming a mother, or my son starting up his own business ) it is with a bittersweet feeling knowing that my mom missed out on so many joyful moments. I try to live every day in a manner that make her proud...trying to be the best person I can be...just like she did. Thinking of you on this "Day of Mourning", and always xoxo


October 28th, 2016 will by far be the worst day of our lives. Joey was my brother, friend and mentor. Ive found this difficult writing anything about you because I wish not to accept it. It would be selfish of me though not to honour such a great man, you truely were the best. I will do my best to honor you daily and make it my life goal to help teach your boys what it is to be a man and take care of family. Until we meet again brother.

Jeremy Huber

To a cherished son who was taken from his family too soon due to a job related accident, Aug. 2015. We hold dear the loving memories of the 39 special years we shared. Your legacy lives on in your three boys as we can see a little of you in them as their personalities grow and develop. Miss YOU daily, Remember YOU always, LOVE YOU FOREVER. xo

The people at WSIB

It inspires me that people care and wish to promote safety in the work place. I thank you all for this from the bottom of my heart!!!!

Stephen Randall

No death is easy but when a life is taken due to work place negligence it is the most devastating. My brother suffered a horrible work place death and is soooo missed. Not a day goes by that we don't think of him. I came to your rescue so many times but this was one time I was helpless. Love you always and forever Stephen.

Stephen Randall

For my Big Brother. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. You deserved so much more in life. A life that was cut short because of an unsafe work place. 44 was too young to leave this world. You will forever live on in my heart. I miss you big brother. xoxo

To all who lost theuir lives

The moment you left the house, you never imagined it would be your last, but I remember all that have lost their lives, rest in peace till the lord comes.

Gino Cappello

To the best person I knew. Your life was cut short too early. You were the best father, husband and friend to everyone. It has been many years since you left on that night to go to work and never came back and I miss you like it was yesterday. I will always miss you and love you. your daughter A

Allan Toivonen

You were an amazing husband, loving father and devoted brother. You worked so hard at making sure everyone's needs were well looked after; and that everyone was happy. You taught us all to always give the best of ourselves...and to care deeply for those around us. Your silly sense of humour (laughing at your own jokes) still brings smiles to our hearts whenever we think of you or speak your name. You are not gone...we feel your presence forever beside we walk this journey...trying to see life from your ever positive perspective. Love forever; Loon...Little Fox

Rick Dewar

Rest in peace

My Husband

My tribute is dedicated to my husband, who while working (framing a home) fell of a roof of 33' h that left him paralyzed for life. My daughter (10 months old at the time) won't ever play soccer with him but at least she still has her daddy around. My heart goes out for everyone killed or injured while working. Not only the individual but the whole family's life is changed forever.

Bruce Arnio

In loving memory of my father, who was electrocuted while repairing downed power lines in a rain storm 37 years ago. You are forever in my heart. I love you. - Tracy xox

To my friend Barry, who has just recently lost his battle with lung cancer. ..Although our paths have not crossed lately you were in my thoughts often and you will be missed. Breathe easy my friend,,,respectfully yours George

Conrad Stenzel

For my brother Con who died at work June 8th 1993. Never a day goes buy that I don't miss you. love you Eileen

(Kenneth) James Potter

This is for my husband Jamie. He suffered a brain injury 4 years ago when he was struck in the head at work. With each passing year its gets harder and harder for my children to remember their dad from before the accident. We no longer get to do all the fun things normal families get to do like go to water parks, amusement parks or anywhere its bright or too loud. He struggles every day with memory, confusion and pain issues that often leave my children in the role of parent. Years of therapy, doctor's appointments, never ending new medications and financial worries take a toll on everyone in the family. All we want is to start feeling like we can move forward and know that the rug is not going to pulled out from under us again. I try to not get upset that WSIB just made our life harder than it already was. My heart goes out to everyone who has been injured or lost a loved one. Whenever I get down about our life I remember I could have lost him that day.

Justin mattix

My son justin was On April. 11.2011 Not goes by that i don't think about him he will be missed by a lot of people. Gone.too soon but not forgotten Love mom

Earl Broughton

My father lost his life over 8 years ago after a long battle with scleroderma from exposure to silica dust in the work place. He is very missed by all. I love you dad, sara

Darcy Graham Cromwell

A life taken too soon from exposure to benzene in solvents in the workplace! You are LOVED and MISSED every minute of every day!

Matthew Cuthill

My younger brother/bestest lil buddy Never came home after work on a Friday I'm still wondering each day when we can turn wrenches together or go riding and fishing and hunting bro. All of ur family and friends miss u so very much each and every day and miss ur hard work ethics helping on the farm. U were always such a hard worker and had such a wonderful personality. Matt I will always remember u and what u did for me throughout my life wish u were here bro. U had such a big heart Matt and u were the toughest guy I new. Wish u could see the kids running around and teach them some of ur tricks u were a excellent millwright /carpenter and uncle. Oct 4th 1988-sept 9th 2016

Neil Colquhoun

We miss you everyday Dad!

My Sweet Nephew Joey Fancey

Joey - my heart is still and will always be broken when I think of you and that dreadful phone call. I was parked in my car in a parking lot and I drive by that parking lot almost every day and you come to mind and the rush of sadness is so overwhelming that I need to try to avert it. When I was helping your wife with some chores in those first few days and I picked up your work pants to throw in the wash all I could think of was how you were such an amazing worker and provider who probably enjoyed putting on those work pants and going to a job you loved doing because of the people you worked with who all enjoyed you as much as we all did. I also thought that you would have been so proud to be "that man". . .who loved his family and lived for them and going to work was something you did to provide the best you could for them and how you loved being that person. Those work pants were such a solid piece of you and who you were, the best employee anyone could hope to have on staff and the best provider for your family. Your friend all looked up to you and it was easy to see why. You were such a positive influence on everyone around you and it breaks my heart to know that your boys will never see the kind of person Joey Fancey was but I am sure will be reminded often by those who loved you. The statement I heard repeated by so many was "Joey was such a conscious worker who took safety to the next level". This was obvious when your son Abel talked about the things his Daddy taught him and I am sure many others. Rest in Peace my sweet nephew and you are forever in my heart. I love you Joey. Aunt Caroline

For my dad Gordon Dey

It has been 14 years this May when we lost you to a work place accident. You are greatly missed by your wife, children and grand-children. Love you Dad....Michelle xxoo

TTC and Public Transportation Workers

The most stressful workplace within large urban centers. Let's appreciate their presence in making our daily commute safe, and remember those individuals that had risked their lives.

Carlos Camilo

Our dear Carlos 41 years old, lost his life at work October 8, 2001. Step dad, step grandpa and spouse. Still miss you everyday.

Adam Keunen

To an amazing young man I never had the chance to meet. He's on my mind every single day as I learn more about his life and the kind, hard working, loving person he was. All of my love and respect goes out to the Keunen family.

For my most courageous hero my son Joey Fancey

Since that horrible day Oct 28/2016 and getting the phone call no mom ever wants to get.....Life has and will be forever changed without you with us....There's not a day goes by that I don't think about you or look at your picture ...I don't know if my tears will ever stop....Or if my heart will ever stop hurting knowing I can never talk to you or see you and your big beautiful smile....I sent you a message that morning and I still sometimes look to see if you will maybe somehow answer....Joey you were the greatest son a mom could ask for...A happy go lucky individual that had the charisma that attracted everyone to you...Your charm and wit entertaining to all....You were a great protector and provider with the strength of hurcules...You left forever the most impressionable impact in many peoples lives....the wonderful stories your friends and co workers told me...You left us far too soon ....My heart is forever broken... I miss you so much Love Mom Xoxoxoxoxo

Jim Hagerman

We will always have our memories. Love you, Amber and Tory

Nathan Spink

Still sadly missed, and we are still devastated 13 yrs later. I hope Scott is with you, we are now doubly broken hearted.

Chris Zoidis

August 2011 , the day my world crumble , Chris my best friend the father of our two small children , was crushed by a skid steer , I will never forget that day I was first told he was fine just a broken leg I rushed to the hospital to be with him to find out our last words were the moring he left he kissed us all goodbye I said I love you he said the same, I didn't know how I would tell our 5 year old you wouldn't be home , I felt empty and lost , I still feel lost we talk about him everyday so our youngest will know him she was only 6 months old , and looks just like him , I just hope that during our inquest the mistakes made by the company and driver Never happen again it won't bring him back But maybe save others my heart still aches everyday as I raise our children and hug them when they have a bad day ,gone but not forgotton my bf my other piece of me Chris

Darcy Cromwell

At 42 you lost your battle to cancer. I miss you everyday and I pray that one day no one else loses their life because of a job. I love you dad.

Matt Rutherford and Joey Fancey

As I sit here for the second year and I have to write this tribute I am reminded of how lucky I am to still have you here. My children still have a father, I have a husband, our parents have their son and our brothers and sisters still have their brother. I know that Other families haven't been so lucky. My heart breaks for them every single day. Why us? Why them? Why anyone? There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about the what ifs! To others looking in they see the loss of a limb. To us you have lost so much more. You lost your self confidence, your ability to provide for your family, our future plans to own a home and your future dream of being a firefighter, not to mention your mental health. my heart breaks to see you struggle everyday both mentally and physically. To all of the families dealing with injury and loss I am so so sorry, we will never stop fighting to protect our workers, we will never stop fighting for injured workers, and we will never stop fighting for accountability for the workers we have lost, family members and friends. All my love to my husband. Keep fighting my love ?? and all my love to the Fancey Family ?

Joseph Cote

For my dad who died in the mines and left behind his wife 5 kids and his family. Such a big loss ! We miss you so much everyday! Love you ..till we reunite again xo

Joey Fancey

It may be 6 months later, but the tears still flow and my heart still aches for your family. Your fairytale came to a tragic end that day with no rhyme or reason. May your boys and wife always remember what a fantastic guy you were and hold on to their precious memories forever in their hearts.

Calvin Burton

October 26, 2006 will forever remain a vivid recollection of the loss of a best friend, son and overall exceptional man. Calvin was always there for any one of his friends; leaving his footprint on their hearts. He was on the job w his best friend (my ex) and was hoisting up a piece of eavetrough that was far longer than it should have been. The peice buckled and the end struck a live wire nearby and ultimately changed everything forever. I know I could have lost my bf as well at the time, however Calvin was the most selfless being that I know he sacrificed himself for his best friend's. He was not involved, had no kids was just a free spirited guy who everyone referred to as "newf". This horrific accident only took one life that day...but destroyed so many as well. Senseless death is never easy to comprehend, being a widow myself at the age of 33 I know full well the devestation that ensues. Love and light to everyone. Xo

My husband Joey Fancey

I never even knew this day existed and now it is a huge day in our families lives. Also happens to be 6 months to the day since you left for work and never came home. To say I miss you would never be enough. My whole heart and self aches for you every single second of every single day. It sickens me to know our boys won't know there amazing dad. I will keep your memory alive but I shouldn't have to. Nobody should get killed at work. I love you forever and ever. I will never understand why this happened to the most beautiful human I have ever known.

Jake Gordon

Jake was an amazing man. always there for his friends and family. as soon as they needed him he would drop what he was doing and be there in an instant. a very kind caring man who was loved by many. Jake met an unfortunate fate when he was electrocuted in a workplace accident. The whole town was devastated that such an amazing young man, aged 24, could be taken soo soon in such a horrible way. on this day i light a candle for you and remember all the good times we had, all the memories we made, all the times you were there. Jake you are missed so much and i am soo sorry you had to go the way you did. but you're now looking over everyone of us, here with us in spirit. and i thank you for being in our lives. <3

William Mayer

This is for my dad, who ironically would have celebrated his 66th birthday on April 28th of this year, however he succumbed to Lung Cancer in August of 2016 caused by asbestos from working on construction jobs for 40 years.

My Dad

My dad is my hero. He was forever changed when he got into a serious collision with a drunk driver who backed out of his drive way right in front of my dads freightliner. My dad that I had growing up died that day. The man I know now is not my dad but only my father. My family lost everything that day. It tore us apart. As I now have gotten older and am going threw one of the toughest times of my life with my own workplace injury I respect the strength my dad had for me and I'm doing my very best to overcome my own recovery. I miss you so much dad but I know that it's not your fault and I know it's alot to carry alone. I will always be here for you as you are for me. I love you Dad your my hero and together we will both recover

Francisco Frias

R.I.P Uncle Frank we miss much! All our love.

Jake Gordon

Jake was an amazing, honourable guy. He was always putting others before himself, and always tried his hardest to make people smile. Everytime I saw Jake he was telling a story about something crazy he did that week, or how he had to fix something on his truck. He always managed to light up every room he entered. After Jake passed many stories came out about how he always went out of his way to help anyone in need of a helping hand, or how great a friend he was, always listening and offering support. And I can't express how wonderful it was to have those stories to help us get through that painful time. Jake truly was an amazing guy, and I am so proud that I can call him my big brother. I miss you more and more each day. Love you big brother. ????

The best dad in the entire world

My world, my hero, my best friend, and my inspiration. Although I was so young and don't remember you at all, I love you more than anything in the entire world. The day you left was the day my life changed forever. From what i know, I want to be exactly like you. You were a kind, loving, inspiration to many people who love you so much. I want you to know how much you mean to me. I want you to know that even though you ante not physically with me you are with me every breath I breath. I also want you to know this, you are and always will be and amazing father, husband, son, brother, and friend. The day you left was not the day you stopped being with me. It was the day I learned to love you so much, enough to know you are always with me no matter what. I am so proud and honoured to be your daughter. You have changed the way I see life, and for that u thank you. I love you and miss you with all my heart.

Carlo Corda

I'n memory of Carlo who died at work on May 4th, 2001. He went to work and never returned home. He is missed by his wife Maria his children Ilena and Edward and his grandchildren, Madelyne, Jenna and Liam. He will always be loved and he will forever be in our hearts.

My father was such a hard worker, he worked long grueling hours to support his family and never complained once.... He inhaled asbestos and died a horrible suffering death. I love you Daddy and I Miss you so much. I pray and think of you everyday. Luv from your daughter.


My father was such a hard work

Maurice (Moe) Cussen

Missing my Dad, not just today but everyday...

Mourning the loss of workers' life while doing their job. Also mourning the loss of benefits and the loss of dignity for injured workers. Mourning the loss of the compensation system in Ontario, and hoping justice, dignity and compensation for injured workers will return one day!

Michael Visser

March 8 2013 was a cool crisp Friday and I was looking forward to spending the weekend with my wife planning our upcoming road trip for my 30th birthday. I was working on the last concrete pour of the day at a construction site in downtown Hamilton. We were pouring concrete off of scaffolding into a 10 foot high Sono tube, and when the pour was finished I proceeded to climb down the ladder of the scaffold. As I climbed down the ladder I suddenly felt a stabbing pain in my left side, the pain was so intense that out of shock I let go of the scaffold. The weight of my body continued to push me down on to a piece of rebar that was sticking out of the ground 5 feet. I was impaled on rebar, and the piece of rebar traveled 13 inches starting from my left buttock and stopped in my lower back. I somehow managed to lunge forward and grab the scaffold, I pulled myself off of the rebar and slid down the rest of the ladder. I remember lying face down in the cold mud thinking to myself, "Is this it Lord!? Is this your great and awesome plan for my life?" I was furious, embarrassed and couldn't except this as a part of God's plan for me. When the fire department and ambulance showed up I remember apologizing (typical Canadian EH) and laughing at the guys struggling to pick my 6'6", 250 lb body off the muddy ground. The ride to the hospital felt like the longest ride of my life, in that moment I prayed like I have never prayed before in my life. I pleaded with the Lord to spare my life to give me another chance. When arriving at the general they rushed me in to my first of many X-rays, Cat scans and MRIs. The next 8 days at the hospital were filled with doubt, confusion, and the fear of the unknown. Doctors were amazed that the rebar hadn't killed me or paralyzed me, test after test clearly showed that if the bar had shifted 1 millimetre from its original path it would of paralyzed me or killed me. I now live with chronic pain and suffer from severe nerve damage. WSIB has been fighting me every step of the way. The stress of this alone could drive someone to the edge but by the Grace of God he has given me patience grace and love. Some would say luck and science saved my life while I firmly believe only by the grace of God that was I saved. Since the accident, I have given my heart to the Lord and was baptized March 8 2014. God Bless and I will be praying for all of you!

Thinking of you Wayne Rafuse

Jeremy Huber

You are missed. Every day, you are missed. I see you in your boys. We all help them remember you.

Rocco D'Alimonte

The world stopped on May 9, 2006. The day before Mother's Day, when my parents John and Rosalia D'Alimonte received the news that their only son Rocco age 44 was killed at work by something that could have been avoided. The Company's son-in-law who recklessly backed up an asphalt truck without having a flag man, or proper working back up beepers backed over my brother who was walking away from the truck he just parked. The driver of this truck was backing up so fast that there were skid marks on the asphalt before the truck ran over my brother. Parents should never need to bury their children. Everyday we miss our brother Rocco, we are a family of Nine. Eight girls and One boy. This tragedy has changed our family forever. Always in our mind and forever in our hearts, we love you and we will see you again...Ada, Sylvia, Rita, Rina, Diane, Linda, Rosanna, Laura.

D-Jay Bartlett

For D-Jay Bartlett who died December 1st, 2014 along a stretch of hwy. 401 referred to as the Highway of Hero's while driving his gravel truck. We miss you deeply and think of you each day, we remember how blessed we were to get 32 wonderful years with such an amazing person. What though the radiance which was once so bright Be now for ever taken from my sight, Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower; We will grieve not, rather find Strength in what remains behind; -William Wordsworth

Brian Furtado

For my dear friend, a childhood friend that died 4 years ago in a construction accident. Taken much too soon. I pray for your fiance, I pray for your young children. We miss you!

Antonio Manuel Da Silva

It has been so long, yet not a day goes by that I don't think of you and miss you terribly, all the milestones, all the wonderful memories that you should have been a part of. Gone way too soon - December 16, 1978.

Bill Badgley

In November 1963 my mother came home from school to a living room full of neighbours - all surrounding her mother. Her father was just electrocuted along with a co-worker at the Fittings Factory in Oshawa, ON. My grandmother - who had lived through the depression and World War II, was now faced with her greatest challenge - raising 4 young children on her own. Today I pay tribute to my grandfather - who accepted the offer to stay at work late and died on the job. But I also pay tribute to those left behind - like my grandmother - who carried on in the face of great adversity. Forced to work and lovingly raise my mum and three uncles. All without assistance from the company or government.* *Some 30 years after the accident, after advice from a friend, my grandmother was able to receive some retro-active payment from the Province for which she was grateful for.

Gabriel Paduano

To my little brother, I will never forget that day of your passing. Loosing you has taken a piece of my heart. I miss you so much little brother. God speed, We love you forever your Family

The only workers who make it to the public demonstration today, are those affiliated with WSIB claims. My father and brother were contract workers , my family members never claimed WSIB - fatalities don't get public awareness it's not the WSIB richest governing body of OHS, i worked in field and would love to put my face behind the facts! Ministry of Labor was the only good part of OHSA Regs. All the rest are puppets on WSIB strings.

To my loving father Frank Juhasz and brother Gavin Juhasz, on October 23, 2002 , loosing both father and son in steam tank explosion. Our 2 family members perished in a CONSTRUCTION CONFINED SPACE at a downtown Toronto Energy Plant We miss you every day in every way and honor your legacy in our way. Double fatality in confined space construction sector still matters when not a WSIB contributor. Sharon - the face behind workplace fatality

Ben Mulder

We think about you every day dad. We miss you, and we can't wait to be with you in heaven one day.

Khristian Marlon Barayuga (KMB)

To our beloved KMB, who went tork and never came home that day. We missed you so much. My life as your mom has been changed forever. and no matter what happens it will never be the same. It has been changed forever. Losing you hurts so much. I love you, KMB. You will remain in my hearts and my mind. Love and miss you, mom.


March 27th, 2015 our world was changed forever when the scaffold my husband and a fellow worker was on, collapsed. My husband was killed instantly. I was blessed the day I met him and to have loved and been loved by him. My husband was a kind man, a.most loving and proud father, grandfather, son and brother. Our granddaughter was blessed with his bright blue piercing eyes and only 3 weeks old when he was killed. They say there is a reason. They say that time will heal. But neither time nor reason will change the way we feel. For no-one can possibly know the heartache in our day to day lives or that lies behind our smiles. No-one knows how many times we break down and we want to tell him something so there is no doubt, he is so beautiful to think of but so painful to live without. He took a part of all of us when God took his hand...... Your loving wife who will love you till eternity.

All workers injured or departed.

You will always be a part of us youare gone but not forgoten RIP. Amen

Naz Defilippis

I learned of your story through your children and your wife. I think of you often, even though I never met you. I think how difficult it has been for your wife to raise your children alone. She has done a great job and you would be proud.

Joe Decaro

To my brother who lots his life at work 28 years ago at the young age of 23. The tragedy changed our lives forever. Joe was a beloved son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. You will be forever missed.


Here's to a beautiful, young, vibrant human being that was only 19 on November 18, 1994 when he died in the most horrific and tragic way in the workplace. Not a day goes by you're in my thoughts forever. RIP

Keith White

Keith, Thinking of you on this day down on earth and wishing we could go back to that time when everything was the same as before. Can't believe how time has flown.. we are all adults now that I know you would be proud of, and you have two amazing grandchildren now who would be very happy to call you their g-pa! I am sure you continue to watch over us everyday. We love you and will never forget you Keith! xoxo Becca Holt

Paul Joseph Ranger

Paul died as a result of an explosion due to a mining accident on October 26, 1976. Although that was many years ago he is still loved andremembered. He died far too young. Love Kathy and family

Our Dad

Our Dad Joseph, your legacy of love, kindness and gentleness lives on in y(our) family and all those whose liv(es) you have touched. .. always in our hearts...and missed every single day <3

Steve Campbell

To a great man, friend, love and father taken too soon at just 26. Our wee man was just 3 months old when we said goodbye. Not a day goes by that I don't look in his eyes and see your love. Your presence never goes unnoticed. Although you are gone I know we will meet again!

Paul Ranger As a family, you are always remembered and forever missed.

Matt Rutherford

To my husband, this accident haunts me everyday. You are the strongest person I know. The physical and emotional scars may never completely heal but I am so thankful you are still with us. Remembering all of the men and women who have lost their lives going to work just trying to support themselves and their families. You are real heroes. ??

My heart goes out to ANYONE who has lost their life at work and to their loved ones they had left behind.

William Cerqueira

Missed dearly by your co-workers. Rest in peace.

Gordon Dey

Remembering my father who died tragically in a workplace accident on May 26, 2003. There is not a day that goes by we do not think of you and miss your quiet presence in our lives. I love you and miss you Daddy. Michelle

Dan Hayes

For my awesome buddy Gabriel, and for Kristina. I feel like I know Dan because of how much Gabe looks like him. <3 xoxo love you both

Jake Gordon

I'll see you on the flip side my love! I miss you and I love you every single day! You are always going to be in my heart!


Please remember those who today are at work in unhealthy environments dying slowly,and even they do not know or can stop work, since those who are dead,they are already in the safeties place any human can be.


Never does a day go by that you are not remembered. Yes, the Herb Gray Parkway in Windsor was built but it cost you your life. You will always be missed by your parents, your sisters, your brother, aunts and uncles, cousins and many, many friends and colleagues at work R.I.P.

Earl Herod

I never got enough time with you l, You left before I could. I saw you in the coffin, but I never understood. You entered my heart and never left, You're always on my mind. Daddy I can't wait to see you again, But God will choose the time.

Aleksandar Scapec

Husband, Father,Son , Brother and Friend On Dec.02.2005 we lost one of the best person in this world. We will miss you and love you as long as we live. Rip

Paul David Smith

Never forgotten. We miss you every day.. Loved always and forever.. Sheri, Steven, Abbi. and Mitchell..

In Memory of Richard Long

Sept. 19, 1947 - Aug. 31,1997 Husband, Father and Grandfather. Gone but not forgotten.

Gino Cappello

Daddy you left one night so many years ago to go to work. You were the most loving wonderful happy person in the world. The next afternoon was the worst day of our life on October 5, 1970 the most wonderful father husband son brother uncle and friend was killed in a car accident leaving 3 daughter a 31 year old wife and many many broken hearts. I was the eldest of three girls nine year old that had to grow up very quickly I miss my father every day I miss him still. He was a wonderful man and I know this because all the wonderful things that people tell me. I love you daddy and miss you with all my heart I know you are watching over me. Your loving Daughter Angela

Antonio "Tony" Almeida

Miss you every day!

To somebody in heaven

Hope everything is ok in the heaven, enjoy your vacation there!!!!


A poem in memory of all those who have passed Author: Unknown I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.

Frank Cote

For my loving brother who was taken from us in a truck driving accident in Ontario, January 2008. He put his life in his partner's hands and paid the biggest price. Mom, dad and I miss you very much. A day doesn't go by that we don't think of you and wish you were here big brother.

Tim Hickman (20 years old)

Twenty years ago, Tim went to work at his part-time job and died 8 days after his 21st birthday. Tim - many changes have happened to support family members particularly since your death. The community remembers your tragic death. Our family remembers each day. Yesterday with the 4 leaf clovers, your nieces found. They excitedly brought them into the house to share - just as you did so many years ago. They knew you were the one to find the 4 leaf clovers - through the stories we share with them. We all love and miss you each and every day!

Jim Hagerman

For my dad... Who died doing what he loved, working. A 'workaholic' he was known to many. To me he was just my daddy. On October 19, 1995 our lives were forever changed my when our father was killed on the job. Although he may never know how and why this tragedy occurred, we will forever miss our father. Our memories will never be taken. Love Amber and Tory

Luigino "Lou" Minicucci

My beloved husband who was taken away from us, on June 15, 2013.

All workers...

The common Citizen that buy a house, doesn't have an idea of the lives lost every year, just to make their dream come true! For all those that die building this Canada, the Nation we have today... My respect!!!

Roy McLaren

NO '1' More Time. Average 49 yr. old rural dust farmer from Northern Ontario, 8 Children 7 boys and 1 girl. Winter was for trapping animals for their fur. Summer was haying and gardening. Fall was guiding hunters from Southern Ontario to parts of the mid-west of the USA. But before the Hunt and after haying there was NO time for resting, firewood did not cut and split itself. Firewood had to be gathered to warm the children in the 100 yr. old house they called home. None of these occupations have ever been referred to as 'Safe' or 'Big Money Makers' But this man we will call Roy did them all safely and willingly. The Right tool for the right job he would always say - as long as he could find them and the 9yr old twins and 10 year old had not decided to play farmer in the manure pile then left them there. 9 year old twins and a 10 year old (14 months apart), they were known as the little ones. You could ask the 'little ones' what do you want to do when you grow up? Without hesitation 'A Farmer and a Trapper of course, they sure loved there father. 1980, no running water in the house, that means no toilet except a pail with a toilet seat by the woodshed door. A double holed outhouse half way to the barn . . . . . . . 2 holed - think about it and don't ask. Ok let's see if we have this right - 7 boys, 1 Girl 100 year old farm house 3 different jobs in a year (not counting prep for each) 1 outhouse with 2 holes 2 dogs, 1 cat Must seem archaic to most these days but back then this family was known as the ones who would help anyone in need FIRST, give there all, ya know. Happy - Always. Always a wave from Roy if you were driving by and he was out front, circled by his body guards 'the little ones'. At John's General Store in the next township Roy's money was 'No Good' for ice cream with the little ones, something about a debt that John was still trying to pay back to Roy. Drove your truck in the ditch, most that this happened to , they would walk past 3 farm houses to ask Roy for help. They knew he would. Roy would never tell a soul how to live his/her life. If you asked for advice he would not give it to you, he would teach it to you. It is crazy for a man with a grade 3 education but a doctorate in LIFE. One of his best/closest friends was the editor/wilderness writer of a newspaper in the next town. Roy was not a 'I need this/that kind of man'. Roy was content to work till the work was done then tea with his wife and watch the children play. They say he loved all his kids with his whole heart but the 'little ones' were something special to him that no one could explain. One of Roy's favorite things to do was sneaking up behind his Wife Eva while she was peeling potatoes for the family dinner. Family was all Roy wanted and he got lots of it. OK now that you have a little background here we go. Sept 22 1980 Eva Peels potatoes while watching the little ones build sand castles, play cowboys and Indians and fight then make up all the while wondering how Roy is doing, he wasn't feeling well today after being sick for a couple days. Roy was at a friends cutting firewood. Cut for the man who owned the land so Roy would get his cut for free. Imagine getting free heating just by spending a week or so in the bush. His oldest son was helping out as much as he could but today he could not go, he got a overtime shift at the mill. Roy still headed out, work till the work . was done, right. He knew his limitations, had his own pace, did everything safely. Plus, there was always time for a cup of coffee on a stump listening to the animals clump, scratch, chirp, sniff and rustle about. Maybe Roy loved these sounds so much because those were pretty much the same sounds made by the little ones when it was time for bed. Evening came - no Roy. Eva was worried, Mothers Intuition, a wife's Love, or a Gut Feeling, call it what you will. She picked up the party line phone to call a neighbor down the road to check on Roy. Young Danny on the other end said of course Eva, Rural Canada Eh - Good kids. Eva did not drive plus it gave young Danny a reason to leave his farm in his '62 Camaro he was rebuilding. The little ones heard Danny's car start up, kick rocks, and slide the corner. The Little ones heard there Mom talking so they knew where Danny was going, Dad would be home soon, he will play farmer, maybe cowboy and Indians but never leave the front step and his tea, one more time. Time went by as usual... Phone rang silence, then a scream that scared the little ones so bad that goose bumps ran along their arms - scream was followed by Danny's '62 Camaro clear the crest about half a mile down the dirt road. The sound the car made was nothing they had ever heard. Before they could get to the bottom of the sand hill Danny was sliding sideways in the driveway. Eva came running from the house with one stride she cleared the whole step. Which must have been had had as she had Polio. Danny throwing the car door open before the Camaro came to a stop, one of the other sons, 16 years old, got to the car before Eva. Thank god. As she saw Danny's eyes she already knew. The 16 year old boy caught her before she hit the ground. That Scream again welded the little ones feet to the dirt. Their Mom shouted at them to stop fighting or something they had been asked 10 times to stop but it never, ever, ever sounded like that. Danny kneeling at Eva, the 18 year old Danny's voice seemed lower than usual. Eva was clutching his arm but soon enough their voices were drowned out by the ambulance siren. Danny grabbed Eva and put her in the car plus the 16 year old as the neighbor came over to help because of the screaming. A few words exchanged then that look Eva and the neighbor gave the little ones, a lifetime of sadness expressed in a glance. The sirens were louder now, Danny rolled the car around blocked the road, waved at the ambulance to follow then with a rumble ,that made the ground shake under the little ones feet, Eva Danny and the 16 year old plus the screeching ambulance were gone. "The Story is that Roy was found crushed to death under his tractor, his finished lunch and an over turned coffee cup only feet away" What you call Inspectors/Investigators/Authorities/specialists in their field. In those days the men who ran the safety department of the farm were 5 local farmers. They went to the site the next morning. They solemnly came back to meet with Eva at the farm house and all sat around the kitchen table. No one sat in Roy's chair. She asked how? "Pause", Why? They laid out what they found at the site. It happened after Lunch. No signs of anyone else in the area except Roy. Roy was using a sloped rock face to reach a ridge with some fresh fallen hardwood. Looks like the slope had taken a beating and started to fracture. A fresh chunk of rock had broken off and Roy had still been going up in the same spot. To the right of the slope and the fractured piece of rock was a very large root system from a wind-blown stump. Roy drove his tractor up the slope 'one more time'. Something the farmers didn't know was that that little ford tractor was in the habit of kicking a gear at the worst of times. So it is said that when Roy was taking 'one more time' the slope the tractor dropped a gear, dropped into the broken slice of rock which would have pulled Roy and the tractor straight down the drop directly down to the old wind-blown stump. Yes the exact stump where Roy ate his lunch one more time. One more time it was quiet. No 'one more time' of tea on the step, playing farmer or cowboy and Indians. No 'one more time' of anyone asking for Roy's help because they knew he would. No 'one more time' for the little ones to have ice cream with their Dad at John's General store where 'Roy's money was no good' No 'one more time' would he sneak up behind Eva as she peeled potatoes. For all of you out there watching, listening or reading please take a bit of time when the task changes and take a look at how one more time will affect you, your family and friends. No 'one more time' Oh ya couple more facts, I have a twin brother, I also have a brother who is 14 months older than me, there was 7 boys and 1 girl in my family, I grew up in a 100 year old farm house, I had two dogs and 1 cat, My Dad was the greatest man that I have ever had in my life and his name was Roy.

Terry Wayne Holden

A tribute for my dad. He passed on September 17, 2005 at the age of 61 from mesothelioma. A man who never even got colds. A man who never missed work. Taken by a horrible disease that snuck up on him at a time when he should have been planning his retirement. Instead he had to plan his funeral. Having to try and recall when and where he had been exposed to asbestos. It had been 30 plus years before his diagnosis. He had worked for about 3 months in a factory that used asbestos in their products. Asbestos is a nightmare that never ends. It will never be okay that you missed out on so much. I can still remember how your hand felt when holding mine. Love you forever dad. Your daughter.

The lost but not forgotten....

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We lost our son on 21April two years ago changed our lives forever god bless you son we think of you every day. Our son was Marc Robert Nelson from Ottawa Ont

King June 1st, 2011

In loving memory of a dedicated father and spouse. We still miss you everyday.

Phuong Thang - Friend and Co -worker

Died September 19th 2014 - Windsor, Ontario. I got fired shortly after for caring too much about your death, but I do not regret it. You were an amazing person who did not deserve the fate you were handed. It's over a year later but you are still on my mind everyday. RIP Phuong.

My Daddy: Samuel Kuris Jr.

My Dad died at work on January 22, 2011. I was 7 years old. I wrote this poem for him. I still miss him, every Day. When I close my eyes at night, I make a wish with all my might, that my Dad will come home safe to me, Do you think that could ever be? I know my Dad is up in Heaven, he's been there since I was seven. He sits up there and watches over me, He keeps me safe as I can be. I miss my Dad every day, will anything ever be OK? I miss his hugs, I miss his kisses, But most of all I miss our reminisces, of all the fun we had together, in sun and in rain and all kinds of weather. My brothers are brave, they pretend they don't care, but I'll tell you a secret, they hide it in there. It's not fair to lose a Dad, it makes me sad, it makes me mad! Dads shouldn't die just going to work. It's just isn't right that danger may lurk. If I could change things here's what I'd do, I'd invent a new workplace, something new. A place where no one could ever get hurt. It would be like magic, do you think it could work? No more tears and sadness, no more missing and badness. Every mom and Dad would come home safe. A world like that would never chafe. When you go to work today, play it safe, make it ok. So you can go home, safe and sound, to kiss your kids and be around. Love Silver xoxo

Dick Van Rooyen

Almost 17 years ago Dick lost his life while working on the 401, but we think of you everyday. Your family.

Steven Dick

I think of you everyday, I will never forget what you did to save a co-workers life, in turn yours was lost. MB

Andrew Hill

Missing my brother each and every day. Can't believe it will be six years... Complete and utter tragedy. Big love to his wife and girls, to my parents and all of us who lost a piece of ourselves on the day Andrew died.


RIP Peter Czulinski age 45 Firefighter, Husband, Father, AWESOME Friend TORONTO FIRE Station 135


For my dear uncle who died at work 15 years ago...he still had so much to live for. Please commit to your safety and the safety of those around you as you work every day.

John McAuley

I continue to feel so bad that we continue to have workers who suffer serious or fatal injuries. I come from the school that says "All accidents/injuries are preventable". Every worker has the absolute right to go home at the end of the day in the same condition that they left in the morning. Each worker should ask the questions: 1)-if I do the job this way, what can happen to me? 2) what can happen to my fellow worker? 3) what can happen to the enviroment? And if we are honest with the answer, we will do the job safely in the first place. Companies are also responsible to ensure a safe work atmosphere. I believe working safe is possible! My thoughts are with the injured, and those who have died and with their families.

Kyle Sinclair

November 21, 2014. . . . Died in a tragic accident on base in Petawawa. Miss you every day, think of you always my love! You were taken from us to soon. You may be gone, but never forgotten!! Love you always!! Love your family and friends xo

Al H.

Thinking of Happy who was hit by a vehicle when the driver didn't scrape his windshield

In Memory of Richard Long

Take from us too soon. Forever loved and missed - Mary and the boys


Taken too soon

My mother taken Jan23 1991 on way to a CUPE meeting

I miss you every day and still believe in all

Steven James Mitchell

Taken too soon at the age of 53. Father of Clayton, Brittni, Thomas and Sydney.

Our Dad

A man who lead with tenderness and kindness...who made "US" so proud to bear our family name and all it stands our hearts forever


In loving memory of a dedicate tradesman and a good friend.

Chantal Banks

RIP to all those who's lives have tragically ended while on the line of duty. May you forever watch over your loved ones.


Not a day goes by that I don't think of you...Renuka

Peter Caspersen - April 28th, 1990

Thank you for inspiring me to work hard and make a difference. Sadly missed. Your daughter Erika.

Arlindo Gonsalves Freitas

Died April 25 2014

My Uncle Tony who was injured while on the job in construction.

For my Uncle Tony who was injured on the job as a construction worker and died shortly after. It may have been a long time ago, but your absence is still truly missed and has effected our family in so many ways. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers.

Ed Long

I can still remember the moment I learned of your passing. It took me by surprise as I never knew it was you that was the fatality constructing the bridge... I felt so guilty that I didn't put two and two together that it was you... that I didn't get the opportunity to pass on my sympathies to your family. If your family is reading this, I just want them to know how much I enjoyed getting to know you while at Holland College and that I really appreciated all the laughs and jokes we used to pull. RE

Naz DeFilippis

Remembering Naz who died in a preventable workplace tragedy. Who knew that when you left for work that morning you would never return. My heart is forever broken, yet the memories you left behind carry me through the most difficult times. I often share these memories with our children through stories so that you will continue to live on through them. Love you forever...


We lost our son in a worksite accident in Edmonton, Alberta on October 18, 2011. The very worst day of our lives. Kane was from NL. He worked in Alberta and British Columbia. Kane was an Ironworker and he loved his work. He came from the small town of Thornlea, NL. He moved to Alberta when he was nineteen years old and never looked back. He loved working in Alberta. He met his fiancée there and had a little boy they called Lincoln. He loved his life there. Kane had a lot of friends there and anywhere he went. He was a good person and a loving man. Kane was 28 years old when we lost him to the accident. More work needs to be done to prevent such accidents. Many more have lost their lives in workplace accidents since Kane lost his. Our only wish is that no one would lose their loved one like we did. We did and always will love our son Kane. We miss him more that we can even say. We love you our Angel.


For my husband Dion who was killed in a work place accident November of 2013. I think of you daily and miss you like crazy!!


You are deeply missed by all those who knew you, including your baby son. God Bless and Rest in Peace.

For Thomas Moorby, my Father who was killed on the job.

Every day, I remember my Dad, Thomas Borden Moorby Jr., who was electrocuted and killed on a rooftop at work on August 6th, 1996 (My moms 30th birthday, and also my Uncle, his brothers, birthday), at the age of 28 while he was working. His boss knew he would have workers up there that day and should have had the hydro temporarily shut down... But he didn't, and my Dad paid with his life for that negligence. I was only 2 years old at the time, my sister 10, my foster brother 14. We miss you every day, Dad. We love you. -Taylor

Mike Visser

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him - a threefold cord is not quickly broken. I did not stand alone for I had two cords too protect me. God and my wife! For those who were lost and who stood alone I pray for you. Never give up! never say never! Live today and let tomorrow worry about tomorrow. God Bless

A live taken too soon.

You will be in my thoughts and prayers every day.

Brian Furtado

Will be thinking of you.

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