On September 26, 2021 Veni Christante passed away at the age of 93.
Veni had a long and illustrious career at CSA. He was one of the early employees, and held employee #126. Veni told stories of those early days at CSA, housed in Strachan Building as part of Ontario Hydro and then at the old Planters Peanut Factory at Dufferin and Queen. Veni worked as a technician who rose to the role of Corporate Secretary. Amongst the earliest to reach 40 years of service, Veni designed the pin that only a few have earned. He retired after 42 years at CSA in the early 90s and although many of our younger retirees joined after Veni retired, he was known to all. He was friendly, a true gentleman and he never forgot your name. He will be missed.
Veni designed the CSA logo for hockey helmets that shows a CSA on a puck with red for the Canadiens and blue for the Leafs.
Veni was a long time member of the CSA Retirees’ Club, serving as president. He organized the annual trip to Stratford and instituted the tradition of the Christmas Luncheon originally held at The Old Mill. Veni attended many retiree events and enjoyed mixing with his former colleagues, many of whom were good friends.
Predeceased by his wife, he is survived by his sons and their families. Visitation and funeral arrangements are scheduled for October 1, 2021. Please check Veni’s obituary on the Kane-Jerrett Funeral Home obituary page for his obituary and for information on how to attend the funeral.