BRANTFORD, Ont. — The trucking industry lost a friend over the weekend, with the passing of longtime recruiter and industry advocate Jayne Gunn.
She died following a battle with a brain tumour at the age of 51.
Gunn was a fixture at industry events, working as a driver recruiter over the years for Challenger, Sunbury, Caravan and Cooney. However, she was also a tireless advocate of the industry and worked hard to create opportunities for women and minorities in the trucking industry.
She was recognized for such work in 2010 when she received the MicroSkills’ Community Service award. That award recognizes “an individual who has demonstrated commitment to improving the life of people in the community, in particular women, immigrants and racial minority people.”
Gunn was the first Canadian board member for Women in Trucking and served as its secretary in its formative years.
A Memorial Reception will be held at the Beckett-Glaves Family Funeral Centre on Saturday, June 6 from 1 p.m. till 2:30 p.m. For details, directions and to post condolences online, you can view her obituary here.