Category: In Memoriam

Sadly, Sister Jessica Bilinski passed away on May 29, 2024.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, June 13th at 2pm. It will be held at Gordon (Trinity) Presbyterian Church. The address is 7457 Edmonds Street, in Burnaby.

Sadly, Brother William (Bill) James Lesiuk passed away on March 14, 2024. He was a Member of Local 502 in the early 1980’s, and then transferred to Local 514.  The dates for the service are To Be Announced.

Sadly, Brother Ronald Lehay passed away on March 10, 2024.

There will be a service held on May 4, 2024 at 2pm:

Valley View Funeral Home & Cemetery
14644 72 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3S 2E7

Brother Richard Tomkulak  (Dec. 3, 1963-Apr. 19th, 2024)


An unforgettable, always-interesting, and often insightful longshoring brother passed away in Surrey, leaving behind friends and family to mourn his life, including his mother, brothers, children, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Richard was an intensely loyal and complicated person, and we will all feel the gap left by his absence. With deep gratitude, the family thanks the Baird Blackstone Supportive Housing facility in Guilford for their humane and respectful approach to caring for Richard in the past few years. If possible, a donation in Richard’s name to the Baird Blackstone facility at would acknowledge his appreciation.