Retired UTU Vice President Real-Jean Proulx, 91, died March 21, 2015 in Gatineau, Quebec.
Proulx was a flight sergeant of the 6th Canadian Bomber Group of the Royal Canadian Air Force.
After his military career, Proulx went to work for Canadian National Railway running trades. He soon became active in United Transportation Union Local 1139 (Montreal, Que.), rose through the ranks and was elected Vice President at the 1983 convention. Proulx was passionate about the defense of workers’ rights and was well respected on both sides of the bargaining table. After he retired, Proulx became a member of the UTU Alumni Association.
During his retirement, Proulx continued to serve in numerous associations and pension boards. He enjoyed reading, golfing, hunting and fishing.
Proulx is survived by his wife of 67 years Jacqueline, son Michael, daughter Suzanne, grandson Simon, granddaughters Karen and Christine, great-grandson Rylan and Cameron, great-granddaughters Abbey and Zoey, and many others.
Memorial contributions may be made to the La maison Mathieu Froment-Savoie, 170 Rue Sherbrooke, Gatineau, QC J8Y 2L6, Canada or to The Salvation Army, Territorial Headquarters for Canada and Bermuda, 2 Overlea Blvd., Toronto, ON M4H 1P4, Canada.
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