TTC FAM­ILY MOURNS TOM DEDES

24 Hours Toronto - - News -

The tragic loss of our TTC col­league, Tom Dedes, who was just 50 years old, has cast a very dark shadow over the en­tire TTC team this week.

Tom sadly lost his fight for life de­spite truly valiant work by doc­tors at Sun­ny­brook Health Sciences Cen­tre to save him. This has had a dev­as­tat­ing im­pact on his fam­ily, his friends and his co-work­ers.

Tom gave 18 years of his life to serv­ing the trav­el­ling pub­lic of Toronto, work­ing in the closely knit fam­ily of track work­ers, all of whom are pro­foundly shocked by the loss of a friend.

No one should get killed or in­jured at work and we are work­ing closely with the Min­istry of Labour to un­der­stand how such a tragedy could have oc­curred. While ac­ci­dents like this are very rare, we will take what­ever ac­tion is nec­es­sary to pre­vent a re­cur­rence.

Tragedies like this put ev­ery­thing else into per­spec­tive and our top pri­or­ity is to en­sure that we are there for Tom’s fam­ily and for his co­work­ers.

Rest in peace, Tom. You will never be for­got­ten at the TTC.

Tom Dedes

ANDY BYFORD TORONTO TRAN­SIT COM­MIS­SION CEO

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