This memorial park commemorates the lives of all Sudbury-area workers killed as a result of their work. It also recognizes the contributions of long-time health and safety activist, member of United Steelworkers Union, Local 6500 and the USW International president Leo Gerard.
Unveiled on September 5, 2011, the memorial consists of panels featuring 132 plaques, each with the name of a fallen worker. An eight-tonne piece of ore is another focal part of this memorial considering the long mining history in the area. A plaque is prominently affixed to the ore with the inscription Leo Gerard Workers’ Memorial Park dedicated to the men and women who have lost their lives on the job.
The 132 names on the plaques are just those confirmed as of September 5, 2011. Families and friends of others killed at work over the years are encouraged to come forward so their name can be added to the memorial. For more information contact Sudbury councillor and former member of the USWA Local 6500 Ron Dupuis at email@example.com
Leo Gerard Workers’ Memorial Park is located on Main Street at Highway 69 North in Val Caron.