Joe McCabe Remembered

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Long time Chatham-Kent resident and labour activist Joe McCabe passed away Saturday at the age of 56.

Unifor representative Aaron Neaves worked closely with McCabe and says his influence was felt in a lot of places.

“I first got to know Joe when he first came into Chatham and I was involved in the labour movement,” says Neaves. “I got to know Joe through the labour council and the CAW. Joe was instrumental in the safety village, we did our annual golf tournament for them.”

McCabe worked with the local branches of the CAW as a national representative.

Visitation is tonight at the McKinley funeral Home in Chatham, the funeral is Wednesday.