Grand River Cruise – August 3, 2022

Lunch Cruise on the Beautiful Grand River

Once again we invite our Club Members and their guests to join us on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 for an outing with Grand River Cruises. Your $40 per person fee will include the cruise, entertainment and lunch, but this is a “drive yourself event”, so plan accordingly. Note: If you were leaving from the Rexdale office it would take only 1 hour to get to Caledonia.

Contact Mel Doig, as noted below, by July 13 to sign-up for the event. Act fast as we last did this in 2016 and it was a complete sell-out !

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Mike Nagata

Mike Nagata passed away on January 19, 2022 at the age of 94. Mike was born in Vancouver and was one of many brothers and sisters. Mike is survived by his sister and nieces and nephews.

After studying engineering at UofT, Mike joined CSA. During his long career he worked in various product groups and in several management roles. He had been the Lab Manager and was Director of the Lab when he retired. Mike retired in 1999 after 47 years of service.

Mike was involved in the design of the ’85 building, which was known to many of us as the “New Building”. After retirement he continued to use his skills doing audits for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) Lab Accreditation Program, even auditing CSA!

Mike kept in touch with many of his former colleagues and is remembered as a great guy to talk to and work with.

The family has posted an obituary in the Toronto Star. Visit Mike’s Obituary.

A private funeral is planned.

Inspectors circa 1980s

Pack of wolves, murder of crows, litter of kittens … every group has a name. What should we call this group of inspectors? It certainly conjures up all sorts of memories. Are you in the photo? Do you recognize anyone? Do you know the date and occasion of the photo? Please share your thoughts.

Note: Click on the photo to get a larger screen image.

Thanks to Pam Grant for sharing this photo on her father, Larry Moore’s passing.

UPDATE: The picture elicited several responses and comments click the page numbers below to read all the comments:

Larry Moore

Larry Moore passed away in Steinbach Manitoba, on January 24, 2022 at the age of 79. Larry worked as an Inspector in Inspections and Field Services in both the Toronto and Edmonton offices. Larry was hired in 1983 and retired in 2004. Many in Rexdale will know his daughter Pam and son-in-law Tim Grant.

You are welcome to post to his Tribute Wall through his obituary.

Betty White

Sadly CSA’s own Betty White passed away on January 17, 2021 at the age of 93. Betty retired around 1987. She had worked in Accounting and is remembered as the one who processed your expense accounts. Back in those days, expenses were paid out, on the spot, in cash.

Betty had been ill for some time and in her final years had moved from a retirement home into long-term care. No service will be held, but you can leave your condolences and memories of Betty through comments to this post.

Chung S. Yee

We are just hearing now about the passing of Chung S. (CS) Yee on February 18, 2021 at the age of 80. He is survived by his wife Anna. CS joined CSA in 1967 and was a team oriented, dedicated, dependable and respected certification engineer. He worked as a Senior Engineer in the Heating Appliance Group.

He was known as Yee by his many friends at CSA. After retirement Yee continued to keep in touch and get together with his colleagues and fellow retirees. He enjoyed attending retiree events.

A quiet family funeral was held due to the COVID situation and he was laid to rest in Vancouver where his son and family reside.

New Retirees Club Executive

Here`s a screen capture of our recent Retirees Club Executive. Do you recognize everyone? Across the top is Terri Smith, Susan Morley and Brian McCran. That’s Mel Doig, Chiu Wong and Daniel Barbini on the next line. And Kris Jones on the bottom.

At our Annual General Meeting on October 25,2021, Tom Tabor and Sue Pearse stepped down, Brian McCran was elected for a second term as president, and Chiu Wong and Kris Jones were elected as directors.

Thanks to Tom and Sue for being part of the executive.