Day of Mourning 2020


Thank you for joining us today as we conduct a “virtual” Day of Mourning.

These are difficult times and so we must adapt.  Although not our traditional Day of Mourning, a virtual commemoration allows us to be safe and practice isolation, wherever you might be.

We have a lineup of videos (below), which we hope will give you at least a reasonable approximation of our traditional observance.   Thank you to all those who have contributed to today’s ceremony. Please be safe, be healthy and remember an injury to one is an injury to all.


- Mike Jee - Day of Mourning Chair


Mike Jee


Opening Remarks from WDLC President Brian Hogan



Moment of Silence with WDLC President Brian Hogan



Introduction by Day of Mourning Co-Host Jada Malott


Remarks from Day of Mourning Co-Host Nicole Simpson UNIFOR Local 195 Executive Board - Woman's Rep,  H&S Advocate





Tammy Lewis Who Lost a Sister  - Cindy Libby



The Affleck Family - Don and Marlene Affleck,  parents of Wayne Affleck, who was a brother to Tina




The Cardoso Family - Veronica Cardoso, sons Mateo and Mauricio, who lost a spouse/father - Claudio Cardoso






Shelly Smith, 2nd Vice President of Unifor 2458 and Long-Term Health Care Worker


Ian Nash - President CUPE Local 2974 Windsor /Essex County EMS Workers


Dana Boyd - ONA - Nurse and Union Rep at Essex Windsor Health Unit 


Jim VanderVoort, grocery store employee & UFCW Union Rep


Tom Parkin,  Managing Director at the Workers Health & Safety Centre


Jo-Dee Brown, ONA 8 union Rep, Nurse at Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital


Kieran McKenzie, Windsor City Councillor for Ward 9

Lisa Gretzky, MPP Windsor West


Brian Masse, MP Windsor West


Janet Patterson - President Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups


Looking Back...

Before Covid-19, we assembled together to mark Day of Mourning.

Though we are unable to be together today, this video provides a look back at previous ceremonies



A look at the 2018 Day of Mourning march to the Injured Workers Mermorial




Light A Candle


Light a Candle



A few useful links related to Health and Safety, Injured Workers and Covid - 19 resources

Workers Health and Safety Centre
Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers
Windsor Occupational Health Information Service
Office of the Worker Advisor
Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups (ONWIG)
Windsor Essex County Health Unit
Windsor Regional Hospital
Ontario 211 Services