United Steelworkers Mourns Loss of John Phare

BURNABY, B.C., July 7 2015 /CNW/ - United Steelworkers District 3 Director Stephen Hunt and Local 1-1937 President Brian Butler released the following statement today regarding the death of John Phare:

"The United Steelworkers joins all British Columbians in extending our deepest condolences to the family of John Phare, who tragically lost his life while bravely fighting a forest fire near Sechelt. 

"John was regularly called upon to help with wildfires and put his logging skills to work to ensure that fires did not spread. Everyone owes a debt of gratitude to the brave men and women, like John, who put themselves at risk to protect our homes and communities."

John Phare was a member of United Steelworkers Local 1-1937, having first signed his company, John Phare Contracting, to IWA Local 2171 in 1989.

SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)

For further information: Stephen Hunt, USW Director, 604-816-2554; Brian Butler, USW Local 1-1937 President, 250-334-3329; Brad West, USW Communications, 604-313-9185, bwest@usw.ca


Organization Profile

United Steelworkers (USW)

More on this organization

Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890