Company: City of Toronto Sanitation – Scarborough District
Years of Service: 25
Comments: Diane Chicoine, 59, was standing on the rear passenger side of the truck April 6 on Folcroft Ave., in the Kingston Rd. and Danforth Ave. area, when she suffered a medical issue and fell off, Toronto police said.
“I’m pretty sure it’s going to be a very big turnout . . . it’s going to be huge,” Roberts said of the memorial. “Everybody is really shaken up, this is really terrible, what happened.”
“She was jovial . . . She comes into a room, you know it. She greets everybody, she comes into a room smiling from ear-to-ear, she changed the air of every room she walked into, you couldn’t not notice it,” McKenzie said from her home in Waterford, Ont., where Chicoine would visit her at least twice a month.
We will not forget you, Diane Chicoine.
Together, let’s honor the memory of the men and women who have served by our side. Whether on the garbage trucks, delivering portable sanitation units, or working in the offices and repair shops, the employees of our industry serve important roles and are very special people. As we remember this fallen hero of the waste industry, we join with their family and co-workers to honor their service.