We mourn the loss of two of our members

It has been a sad week for the Hamilton Tax Services Offices. We lost two excellent people in a space of one week who both worked in our office’s call centre. It has been a shock that has left us all stunned.

First, we leaned that we lost Lorraine Trottier unexpectedly. Lorraine was a well loved team leader in the call centre. She had come from Toronto and joined us in Hamilton in 2017. Lorraine was quiet, always kind and had a great sense of humour. She was just at my desk a week ago chatting about things. It’s hard to believe she is gone.

News came on Saturday that Teresa Millward passed away. Even though we knew Teresa was ill and the prognosis wasn’t good, we were all still hopeful. We were again saddened by the passing of another friend and colleague. Teresa was a resource officer in our call centre, or should I say, “the best resource officer in our call centre”. I remember her introducing herself this way during resource meeting with the call centre’s Assistant Director Patti in attendance. Teresa was very frank about life which was balanced with a wicked sense of humour. Her quick witted comments would always have us laughing.

I will greatly miss both of these amazing women and let’s never forget what they meant to us.

In solidarity, Gina Degner 

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