Today at a repatriation ceremony, ATU Local 113 paid tribute and honoured the six fallen Canadian Armed Forces members from the tragic helicopter accident off the coast of Greece on April 29, 2020.

One of these heroes no longer with us includes Abbigail Cowbrough, the daughter of an ATU Local 113 member. We send our deepest condolences to our member, his family and friends during this difficult time. Donations can be made in Abbigail’s name to the below link.

ATU Local 113 members across Toronto paid their respects to these heroes by wearing purple ribbons. In order to meet the grieving members’ wishes, it was arranged that a TTC bus was on every bridge on Highway 401 within Toronto city limits to honour his daughter. The Honour Guard was also at the end of the Highway of Heroes’ route to show the respect our fallen members of the Canadian Armed Forces truly deserve.

A special thank you to Paolo, Derek, TTC staff and the Honour Guard for organizing the arrangements.

ATU Local 113 offers its deepest condolences to the loved ones of these six fallen heroes.

– Carlos Santos, President of ATU Local 113