On Thursday, February 17th, 2016, CUPE Local 79 celebrated Black History Month 2016 by holding an event to honour and reflect on the extraordinary life of Peter Marcelline, who passed away on October 4th, 2015.
We were honoured to welcome several members of Peter’s family to celebrate with us, as well as many guests from the Labour Movement that worked with Peter over the years.
Take a look at some of the photos and materials that help document Peter’s extraordinary achievements.
Please also view the video tributes below:
Local 79 Equity Vice-President Ainsworth Hamilton and Local 79 President Tim Maguire
Andria Babbington (Labour Council Vice President)
Marie Clarke-Walker (CLC Executive Vice President)
Valerie Joseph (Human Rights Committee Member and Spoken Word Artist)
Ken Amoroso (Local 79 Human Rights Committee Member/Past Membership Secretary)
Kathy Marcelline (Daughter)