John Gillies

Photo of John  Gillies , 22
This worker is represented on the LifeQuilt

John Gillies - 22

Estevan, SK - Transportation
On December 18, 1994, John was traveling to work in a crew truck along with two other men. John and another worker died as a result of a collision with a semi-trailer unit. John is deeply missed by all who knew him, especially his wife, Sheila and son, Tyler. His death as left a hole in our hearts that will never heal. We love you, John!
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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: