$2,500 donation from Teamsters Canada Rail Conference Div. 843 to Perry and Cindy Adey and their family on Monday, Jan. 18. The Rail Conference employees (from left
) are Donny Radcliffe, Kevin Chartrand and Neil MacDonald handing it to Perry Adey.
Photos by Andrea Johnson
The union that oversees CN Rail’s conductors, engineers, yardmen, trainmen and transportation workers has contributed to an endowment fund at CNC, pushing it over the $30,000 mark.
Teamsters Canada Rail Conference Div. 843 donated $2,500 to the
Dillon Adey Endowment Fund Monday, Jan. 18.
“The family is grateful the Teamsters are honouring Dillon in this way,” said Perry Adey, Dillon’s father. “This is a good jumpstart from them and this money will go into the endowment fund with a certain amount handed out every year.”
The Teamsters addition to the endowment fund puts it around $30,500. A bursary fund has also been established in the Adey name and will be handed out annually to a student enrolled in health sciences.
Dillon Wade Frederick Adey, 21, died June 1, 2009 when his 2006 Suzuki 750 motorcycle ran into the back of an SUV on Tabor Boulevard, approaching Otway Road in Prince George.
Since then, the community has rallied around the family, holding several fundraisers with all proceeds going towards the endowment bursary at the college.
Perry Adey said his son, who worked for CN Rail, was a young man with an old soul, who liked learning and improving his own life. He had his first job when he was 14 and hoped to open his own business. He was an avid snowboarder and golfer, who liked to ride ATVs and work out with his friends at the gym.
“These funds came out of union dues collected over the years,” said Neil MacDonald of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference Div. 843. “It was a very worthy cause.”
Perry Adey said he also plans to lobby the provincial government to form the Dillon Adey law, requiring more mandatory training before people are allowed to get a license to operate a motorcycle.
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