Honour And Remember Lives Lost April 28

By on April 24, 2015

From WorkSafeBC. Thirteen years ago Michael Lovett (pictured) lost his lower leg to a workplace injury. This year, he will be among the many taking part in the Day of Mourning to honour the 173 B.C. workers who died on the job in 2014.

On April 28, join workers, families, and employers at ceremonies across the province, as we remember the workers who lost their lives as a result of workplace injury or illness, and renew our commitment to creating safer workplaces.

You can also plan your own Day of Mourning ceremony using resources in the event toolkit available online.

For a list of province-wide events and speakers, more information and resources, or to order complimentary decals and posters, please visit dayofmourning.bc.ca.


A public memorial ceremony is being held in Abbotsford with presentations from:

  • Henry Braun, Mayor, City of Abbotsford Representative
  • Mel Camilli, Injured as a young worker
  • Doug MacDonald, Senior Regional Safety Officer, WorkSafeBC
  • Mark Benjamin, Health and Safety Representative, CUPE Local 774
  • Brian Harder, President, Fraser Valley Labour Council
  • Marie Clarke Walker, Executive VP, Canadian Labour Congress
  • Shirley Wilson, Vice Chair, Abbotsford School Board

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