Jared Diduck

Photo of Jared  Diduck , 19
This worker is represented on the LifeQuilt

Jared Diduck - 19

Chetwynd, BC - Oil and Gas
Jared died on November 9, 2001 while working on an oil rig. The accident happened around 7 p.m., just before a crew change. Jared’s crew was pulling the rig’s mud motor out of the hole and swinging it off the deck of the rig. Something gave way and the one-ton piece of equipment crashed down hitting Jared on the neck. News of Jared’s death stunned the many, many people who knew him as a son, brother, cousin and friend. Over 900 people gathered to celebrate his life. A former teacher described Jared as a very special friend -- loving, spontaneous, rascal, sensitive, very, very social, laughing, quick-witted, sweet. Jared was killed helping to make this province what it is… I do not need a special day To bring you to my mind. A day I do not think of you Is impossible to find. If memories built a stairway And remembrance made a lane, I would walk down that long road To bring you home again. There is a link death cannot sever, Love and remembrance last forever. All my love, I miss you son, with an ache deep in my heart. Love Dad, xoxo
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In Canada, workplace fatalities claim roughly 1,000 lives every year. Thousands more suffer from serious injuries and illnesses. And every one of those deaths, injuries and illnesses has a devastating effect on family members, friends and co-workers. Through the LifeQuilt, families honoured 100 young workers killed in Canadian workplaces, as well as injured workers, by telling their stories. The following is a list of all young workers represented on the Quilt: