Obituaries September-October 2017
JOHN AMARAL (employed from 1983-2017) Operations Group, Plant Maintenance, Plant-Engineering. Died on October 20, 2017 at age 56.
PAUL BALLANTINE (employed from 1974-2015) Legal, Claims. Died on October 12, 2017 at age 67.
NELLO BERTOL (employed from 1971-1993) Engineering and Construction, Engineering. Died on October 13, 2017 at age 90.
MARIA CABRERA (employed from 2016-2017) Service Delivery Group, Stations, University-Spadina Zone. Died on October 6, 2017 at age 36.
PETER CULHAM (employed from 1988-2017) Bus Transportation, Eglinton Division. Died on October 13, 2017 at age 66.
TONY (JOSEPH) DAIGLE (employed from 1985-2015) Subway Infrastructure, Subway Track Maintenance. Died on October 9, 2017 at age 56.
TOM DEDES (employed from 1999-2017) Operations Group, Subway Infrastructure, Subway Track Maintenance. Died on October 9, 2017 at age 50.
RONALD EARDLEY (employed from 1988-2016) Bus Transportation, Eglinton Division. Died on October 11, 2017 at age 56.
PASQUALE GRIECO (employed from 1956-1988) Equipment, Duncan Shop. Died on September 29, 2017 at age 81.
CHARLES HARRISON (employed from 1946-1983) Collectors. Died on October 7, 2017 at age 95.
COLIN MOORE (employed from 1950-1990) Surface Operations, Wilson Division. Died on October 12, 2017 at age 92.
DEREK PEARL (employed from 2004-2012) Bus Transportation, Eglinton Division. Died on September 15, 2017 at age 65.
DONATO SCORZIELLO (employed from 1973-2000) Surface Operations, Harvey Shop. Died on October 6, 2017 at age 82.
JOHN WOOD (employed from 1969-1997) Gray Coach Lines. Died on September 9, 2017 at age 75.
DERRICK WYELD (employed from 1952-1986) ATU Local 113 Executive Board Member, Transportation, Queensway/Roncesvalles/Lansdowne. Died on October 18, 2017 at age 94.
The late Mr. Derrick Wyeld
My father, Derrick Wyeld, Badge #3435, passed away yesterday (Oct. 18, 2017) at the age of 94. He was predeceased by his wife Joyce; he is survived by his children Sally, Kathy (Bob), Andrew (Lisa) and Michael (Chopin); his Grandchildren Greg (Sue), John (Elizabeth), Tamara (Tony), Derrick, Jeffrey (Sharron), Zachary and Christopher; and his great grandchildren.
He worked for the TTC for 34 years. He has been retired so long that he always said that the Pension Office was going to knock him off because he was into their money now. Queensway, Roncesvalles, Lansdowne and Parkdale were never the same after he left. While he was with the TTC, he drove buses, streetcars and trolleys. He witnessed the opening of the Yonge, Bloor-Danforth and Spadina subways, and the opening of the Scarborough RT.
During his tenure at the TTC he was elected to the Executive Board several times with the ATU Local 113. He also helped organize the union at Mississauga Transit. He made friends easily throughout North America in the union circles.
In memory of my father hoist a shot of Glenfidditch and remember a funny story.
Andrew Wyeld, son
Mr. Wyeld was part of the first full-time Executive Board in 1983.