Unifor Local 27 Retirees Chapter

Retired from the job, but not the fight

Monty Fielding - A Celebration of Life

Posted on November 07, 2019

On Saturday, November 16th from 2 pm to 4 pm, Unifor Local 27 will be hosting a Celebration of Life for Monty Fielding

Monty's daughter, Sarah, has arranged for Susan Eagle to officiate at the memorial.

Sarah is also arranging for finger foods and refreshments to be made available for visitors.

We are asking anyone who plans to attend to let us know as soon as possible so Sarah and Local 27 can make suitable food and seating arrangments.

- LFP Obituary

You can RSVP your intention to attend at:

- Local 27 - 519-455-3430

- Retirees Chapter Email

- Hector's Email - hector.mclellan@sympatico.ca

- Rick's Email - richard.eagar@gmail.com


Monty passed away peacefully at Victoria Hospital on October 23rd, 2019 after a short battle with cancer. He was 76 years old. Adored husband to Jean, father to Sarah, brother to Art and uncle to Krista and Paul who deeply miss his strong character, big heart and sly sense of humour.

Monty was a proud member of the CAW (Unifor) Local 27 for many years. Employed at GM Diesel as a welder/fabricator. He served many years as Shop Steward, as financial secretary and was a member of the Women's and LGBTQ+ committees. His brothers and sisters will miss his generous spirit.

His union brothers and sisters will also miss his presence at picket lines and rallies fighting for justice and fairness. After his retirement, he continued to be involved with the Local 27 Retiree’s Chapter as financial secretary, helping organize retiree events and took special joy in collecting and distributing toys at Christmas.

Dedicated to helping others in need Monty volunteered for such organizations as Life Spin, Angels in the Night, and Meals on Wheels for many years.

He will be missed by his friends and neighbours who enjoyed his love and knowledge of nature and who benefited from his handyman skills.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Life Spin, www.lifespin.org, Mission Services London, or the Ontario SPCA. Monty and his family wish to thank all of the dedicated, kind and hard-working people at the London Regional Cancer Program and the Victoria Order of Nurses.

The author and orator Albert Pike wrote:

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.”

Monty did so much for so many that his memory will last for many many years.