CLEVELAND (CLIVE) BALLENTINE

CLEVELAND (CLIVE) BALLENTINE Trade Union Activist and former member of the Ontario Labour Relations Board, died at the age of 91. Clive Ballentine was a member of the Ontario Labour Board for 14 years and he retired in 1992. Prior to joining the Board in 1979, he led the Toronto Building Trades Council for a period of 11 years, business representative and anager respectively, and was in the forefront of fighting for construction jobs especially during the period when the City of Toronto went through the transition period of planning the downtown area starting with the famous Mayor David Crombly’s 45 foot bylaw in 1974. While with the Building Trades Council he served on the Construction Industry Review Panel appointed by the Davis Conservative Government in 1972. This industry panel had equal representation of management and labour and was instrumental in bringing about province wide bargaining legislation for the construction industry in Ontario. Mr. Ballentine was proud of his background of being a bricklayer, a trae he learned after World War II. He attended the Federal Government Rehabilitatoin School for Veterans after he returned from overseas in 1945. He worked as a bricklayer for Metro Toronto area for 20 years before he was elected business agent of the Bricklayer’s Union Local #2 Ontario in 1965. Mr. Ballentine was born and raised in Little Current, Manitoulin Island. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 177 in Little Current, a member of the the Royal Regiment of Canadian Association, a dounding and sustaining member of the N.D.P. and was a gold card member of the Internation Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen. Predeceased by his beloved wife Wilhelmine. Loving father of Dana (Scott) and Anne (the late Bryon), sons Brian (Lindee) and Paul (Janice), proud grandfather of eleven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. He will be sorrowfully missed by his family and many friends. The family will receive friends at the Ogden Chapel on Monday at 11am. Internment Pine Hills Cemetary. If desired memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Society of Toronto or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.