Sisters and Brothers, It is with tremendous
sadness that I share with you the recent passing of Brother George
Hucker, retired Locomotive Engineer and former International Vice
President/National Legislative Representative International
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (IBLE) and the Teamsters Canada
Rail Conference (TCRC).
We express our deepest sympathies to the Hucker family
Hucker had worked his way through the BLE officer ranks beginning in
Thunder Bay as a Local Chair, then moving to Calgary as General
Chair for Locomotive Engineers CP West. His success as a General
Chair led to his election as International Vice President and
Legislative Representative for IBLE and due to his strong work ethic
and dedication he was re-elected numerous times.
with the historical Merger between the IBLE and IBT, and the
formation of the TCRC in Canada as part of Teamsters Canada, Brother
Hucker had the honour of being the very first TCRC Vice President
and National Legislative Director and was instrumental in the
formation of the TCRC and the successful merging of the railway
running trades crafts throughout Canada. Brother Hucker completed
his long and exemplary Union career at the inaugural TCRC 2006
Convention and retired at that time.
It is through the hard
work of Brother Hucker that so many of our Union Sisters and
Brothers received the highest level of representation, and we all
are a little bit better off because of the work of Brother Hucker
and his dedication to the Union and to the Union membership. George
made many, many friends and was not afraid to be confrontational if
that is what it took to get the job done for the members. His unique
slang and his epic stories are legendary and many of our current
officers remember “Hucker stories” and recall how unique George was
in so many ways. There will never be another George Hucker, and
collectively we wish to commemorate his contribution to so many
Union members lives, and together mourn his passing.
express our deepest sympathies to the Hucker family at this time of
sadness. At this time we are not aware of funeral service details,
however will share them as soon as they become available.
Sincerely and in Solidarity,