October 1, 1953—July 13, 2016
Just as the local was preparing for his pending retirement it is with great shock and sadness that we must announce that Costec Chomenko died from injuries sustained while working at his trade.
Survived by a daughter and three sisters our hearts go out to them in their time of sorrow.
Born in Timmins, Ontario, Costec was a graduate of the British Columbia Institute of Technology and a member of Local 97 for 38 years.
From high-rise construction to demolition, mechanical installation to curtain wall (a field in which he owned a union company for a time), surveying, pulp & paper, and even mining, Costec was an extremely competent ironworker who played an instrumental and unsung part in building this province. He had tremendous math skills, was a strong union man, a guitar player, and a man who enjoyed life thoroughly.
Costec was deeply respected and admired by the Local 97 membership who will miss him beyond words ability to express.
Brother Costec may your heart and soul find peace and comfort.