Hundreds Remember Fallen Workers

A ceremony is held in Sarnia to mark the Day of Mourning. April 28, 2014 BlackburnNews.com (Photo by Melanie Irwin)

Those who have been killed or injured on the job were remembered by over 200 people in Sarnia tonight. (Mon)

A service to mark the 30th annual Day of Mourning was held at the Centennial Park flag court in light rain and cloudy skies.

Guest speaker Carolyn Sim, with a group called Threads of Life, shared heart breaking memories of the day she received word her husband Dan had suffered a severe brain injury while on the job.

“My world turned upside down and came to a crashing halt,” said Sim.

“I had to call Dan’s parents to tell them the horrible news. Worse yet, I had to inform Robbie and Drew that their dad was seriously injured and might not make it.”

“No one ever thinks that this kind of tragedy can happen to their family, but, I’m here today to tell you it does.”

Sim said her husband later died after being taken off life support.

The Day of Mourning is observed in more than 100 countries.