Day of Mourning 2020

Day of Mourning 
April 28

Every year, New Brunswickers are injured at their workplace, some of them fatally.

In 1984, the Canadian Labour Congress established April 28 as a day for workers and employers to remember those workers who have died and been injured, and to reinforce their commitment to workplace health and safety. April 28, known as the Day of Mourning, is observed across Canada and recognized in more than 100 countries worldwide.

On this day, we urge you to honour the memory of all workers who lost their lives due to workplace injuries or occupational disease, and to resolve to improve workplace health and safety. WorkSafeNB encourages everyone to mark this event by observing a moment of silence, lowering your flag to half-mast, or attending a remembrance ceremony.

To receive posters and lapel pins for this event, email WorkSafeNB’s communications department




Day of Mourning Ceremonies 2020







Day of Mourning Monument near Sacred Heart Cathedral,
Douglas Avenue


April 28          11 a.m.



John Gagnon 
506 545-0651





Park next to City Hall on the Canada Road


April 28          11 a.m.


Lorn Martin  
506 737-7063




Fredericton Fallen Firefighters’ Monument next to the Small Craft Aquatic Centre along the south banks of the Wolastoq (Saint John River)


April 28          12 p.m.


Tyler McCready 
506 999-2251




River Front Park (Ledden Street) on the north shore of the Miramichi River 


April 28            3 p.m.


Ashley Underhill 
506 251-2684




Cenotaph in Bore Park 

April 28      11:30 a.m.


Janice Melanson 506 530-4478


Saint John


Day of Mourning Monument, Frank & Ella Hatheway Centre at Rockwood Park


April 28          12 p.m.


George Vair  
506 672-1412


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