UPSE mourns the loss of fellow Activist, Leo Cheverie

Posted September 8, 2023, 12:01pm

We have lost a true activist and fighter for social justice in Prince Edward Island. On behalf of the membership, UPSE is saddened by the passing of Leo Cheverie (1962-2023) and extends condolences to his family and friends. 

Leo believed in working together to raise awareness about important issues affecting Islanders, he believed in fairness and equality, being a kind human being, and was a leader and proponent of organized labour in Prince Edward Island.

He was a long-standing President of CUPE Local 1870 and also served as President of the PEI Federation of Labour.  On the national level, Leo worked with the Canadian Labour Congress and served on CUPE’s National Executive and Indigenous Council.  We also extend our condolences to Leo’s CUPE PEI family who have lost a wonderful activist and friend. 

Leo supported UPSE’s commitment to advancing the rights of all workers in PEI, and was always willing to lend a helping hand with campaigns, and to coordinate with labour. His energy, enthusiasm, and care for everyone will be missed, as will his efforts to make PEI a better, stronger and more progressive place.

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