Community members are mourning the recent death of a long-time transit employee.
Brampton Transit learned on Friday morning (March 26) that one of their transit operators had passed away after contracting COVID-19.
“This morning, we learned that we lost a friend and colleague to COVID-19 — a dedicated Transit Operator for more than 18 years who served our community with care,” said Brampton Transit.
The employee was identified as Dael Muttly Jaecques by ATU Local 1573, the union representing Brampton Transit workers.
“It is with a heavy heart the ATU reports that Brother Dael Muttly Jaecques, a member of Local 1573-Brampton, ON, has passed away after contracting COVID-19,” the ATU said.
According to the ATU, Jaecques was also a former Vice President of Local 1573.
“International President John Costa expresses deep sadness for the loss of Brother Jaecques to this devastating virus and asks that we keep his family, extended family, friends, and his Local in our thoughts and prayers during their time of grief.”
— ATU, Transit Union (@ATUComm) March 26, 2021
Flags at Brampton City Hall and all transit facilities were flown at half-mast in Jaecques’ memory.
Photo courtesy of @ATUComm