Yvan Thauvette, you will be missed!

It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that I announce the passing of Yvan Thauvette, UVAE’s National President for the period of 2003 to 2014. The whole UVAE family is in mourning with the departure of this action-oriented unionist full of heart.

UVAE pays tribute to Yvan’s memory and his unwavering dedication to the rights and interests of workers. His passion, commitment and leadership will remain in our hearts and continue to inspire future generations.

In February 2024, I was honoured to present him with a UVAE lifetime membership plaque voted by the national executive to recognize his achievements. It was a very moving and important moment that Yvan received this recognition during his lifetime, I saw joy in his eyes!

Yvan was an inspiration to us all, a model of determination and solidarity. Our thoughts are with his family, his loved ones and all those who have had the opportunity to work with him. May your soul rest in peace, my friend, our friend and colleague, Yvan Thauvette.

Toufic El-Daher
National President
Union of Veterans’ Affairs Employees