Unifor member Charanjit Parhar was killed on the job on Sept. 28, 2021 at Coast Mountain Bus Company in downtown Vancouver where he was a transit operator for more than 20 years.
The loss of Parhar was felt intensely by his fellow Unifor members, who knew him as a friendly and humble co-worker who always had a smile on his face.
“Everyone at Local 111 is grieving this terrible loss. Charanjit was loved in the workplace and we extend our most sincere condolences to his family,” said Balbir Mann, Unifor Local 111 president.
Parhar is survived by his wife, three daughters and his grandchildren. His funeral will take place on Thursday, October 7 at the Riverside Funeral home in Delta, B.C.
“The entire Unifor family is grieving and we send our thoughts to brother Parhar’s family, friends and co-workers at this difficult time. No-one should go to work and not come home,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President.
The local union is making plans with the employer to recognize Charanjit Parhar with a memorial event.