CUPE1004 Mourns Passing of Brother Doug McNicol

It is with great sadness that I write to inform you of the tragic passing of Brother Doug McNicol. Doug bravely fought a strong fight against cancer for the past two years. On November 18th, the battle ended and our Brother Doug passed away.

Doug became a member of the Local’s Executive in the mid 1980’s and went on to work for many years as a CUPE 1004 Business Agent. He came from the shop floor, in the City’s Sanitation Branch. He served the Local and its members for over 20 years. Doug took a strong leadership role in collective bargaining and a number of significant arbitrations. The legacy he has left our members is extraordinary.

CUPE 1004 members know Doug brought passion, energy and tenacity to the work of the Union. A Brother, a leader and mentor to many and a friend to all – that is what Doug’s life was all about.

Doug leaves behind the love of his life, his wife of 41 years Lurene, and his beautiful daughters, Jennifer and Jacqulin, and grandchildren Robbie and Sadie.

There will be a celebration of Doug’s life on December 3rd at 2:00pm and will be held at the PNE in the Pacific Room (west side of the Coliseum).

Free parking will be available through Gate 6 off Renfrew Street.  (Click here for detailed map and directions).

In solidarity,

Andrew Ledger
President, Local 1004