February 17, 2009
CAW National Council 4000 mourns the passing of former CBRT&GW Secretary-Treasurer Dick Gingerich

It is with sadness that we pass on the news of the passing of Richard (Dick) Gingerich, the past National Secretary-Treasurer of the
former Canadian Brotherhood of Railway and General Workers Union (CBRT&GW).  
  Brother Gingerich was 80-years of age.

Gingerich, along with former CBRT&GW President Jim Hunter, lead the merger of 33,000 members of the
CBRT&GW into the Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW-Canada) in June of 1994.  They felt that this was
the best way of ensuring a strong, progressive Canadian home for the CBRT&GW membership, a move
that today’s membership would most certainly agree was the right one.  

After the merger with the CAW, Brother Gingerich became a member of the national staff with the CAW
before retiring in 1996, after many years of dedicated service in the Canadian labour movement.

CAW National Council 4000 President Barry Kennedy sent condolences to the Gingerich family on behalf of
the membership of Council 4000 and its five Regional Local Unions across Canada.  “Many of our members
remember Brother Gingerich and his years of dedicated service with our former Union, the CBRT&GW.  We
are saddened by this news and the loss of such an important figure in the railway labour movement and
its rich history,” said Kennedy.
Richard (Dick) Gingerich

Brother Gingerich will be resting at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richard Road, Nepean, Ontario, on
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 from 1-3pm and 6-8pm.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 1:00pm, at All Saints Lutheran Church, 1061 Pinecrest Road in
Ottawa, Ontario.

In lieu of flowers, donations to All Saints Lutheran Church would be appreciated.  Condolences, tributes or donations may be made
at
tubmanfuneralhomes.com.

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