Remembering Member Steve Seekins

In the days since Steve’s death, we have been struggling with what to say about this terrible and shocking loss of a cherished member of our Local and our community.

It’s painful to think that less than a month before we lost Steve, we gathered at the legislature with CUPE members from across the province to mark the Day of Mourning for those killed and injured because of their job. Everyone who leaves for work in the morning should be able to expect to return safely to their loved ones at the end of the day.

We grieve the loss of Steve as part of our CUPE 374 family, and we mourn for the immense and ongoing loss that his young family must now endure.

Thank you to all our union sisters, brothers and friends who have stepped forward to support Steve’s family in various ways in the past two weeks. Local 374 continues to accept contributions to support the Seekins Family; if you would like to give, you can send an etransfer to

A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, May 30 at 4pm at Dave Dunnet Theatre, Oak Bay High School.