Alan Willaert, 1954 – 2024

RIP: Alan Willaert

It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our colleague and friend Alan Willaert, American Federation of Musicians Vice President from Canada and Director of Canadian Affairs, on April 18, 2024.

Alan was a passionate and tenacious advocate for Canadian musicians—whether at contract negotiations or speaking about the impact of legislation before parliament.

Although he had been battling cancer since last summer, his death was sudden at home. A celebration of life will be planned in the near future.


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