Pam Grant – Dec 26, 2022

Many of our retirees will have worked with Pam Grant. This summer, Pam, Tim and Pam’s mother Violet Moore joined us at the Chinguacousy Picnic. We were happy to see Pam strong enough to join us. During her year long battle, she didn’t complain, but courageously shared her journey with her friends on Facebook. She passed on December 26th, 2022 at home.

UPDATE: Pam’s Celebration of Life service will begin at 11:00 am and will be followed by a reception, both at Bramalea Alliance Church (905 Central Park Dr, Brampton).  The service will be live-streamed from the Church’s YouTube channel ( https://www.youtube.com/@bramaleaalliance ) for those who are unable to attend in person.

CSA Group shared the following announcement with staff: It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Pam Grant on December 26th, 2022. Pam was a valued member of our CSA team for over 30 years starting in the Edmonton office in 1992. After a few years, she moved to Toronto and continued her career with CSA Group. Pam most recently held the position of Manager, Quality Systems & Process in the Toronto office.

In addition to being a respected professional, she was a kind and generous individual with a positive outlook.

We want to offer our most sincere sympathies and support to Pam’s family, her husband Tim, her friends, and all of the CSA Group employees who knew her.

A Celebration of Life Service is planned for Saturday, January 28th, 2023, 11:00 am at her home church, Bramalea Alliance Church, in Brampton.

Please keep Pam, and especially her family, in your thoughts as they go through this difficult time.

Moe Polansky – Sept. 4, 2022

Moe’s family has asked us to post this notice.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Moe at his home at the age of 101 on Sunday, September 4, 2022.  Loving father to Sherin (Garber) and Perri.  Grandfather of Adam.   He was predeceased by his wife, Beatrice.   Moe was the kindest, patient, calm,  and understanding person.   He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.  

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Jennifer Shapiro.  We are grateful for the attention given by the doctors at the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care.  

The family will hold a service at Steeles Memorial Chapel 350 Steeles Avenue West, Thornhill, ON. Interment at Mount Sinai Memorial Park 986 Wilson Avenue, Toronto, ON.

Friends and family are invited following the internment to Beth David B’Nai Israel Beth Am Synagogue, 55 Yeomans Road, Toronto, ON M3H 3J7.

Shiva continues  at 44 Diana Drive, Toronto on Wednesday and Thursday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. and  Friday 2-4 p.m.,  Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  

Memorial Donations may be made to Tony Stacey Centre for Veterans Care  http://tonystaceycentre.ca/ or Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, “K” Wing https://sunnybrook.ca/content/?page=veterans-palliative-care-unit

Date of Death: Sunday, September 4, 2022

Date of Funeral: Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Time of Funeral: 2:00 PM

Memorial Service Location: Steeles Memorial Chapel

Burial Service Location: Mount Sinai Memorial Park, Canadian Jewish Veterans Section

Condolences can be posted on Moe’s Memorial page at Steeles Memorial Chapel.

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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:

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.

In 2022 Terri, Susan, Mel and Daniel came up for re-election and during the October 27, 2022 AGM were unanimously re-elected for another 2 year term.

How To Sign-up for Zoom Sessions

It’s easy to sign-up for Zoom sessions. All you have to do is contact us. You can do this by either:

  • sending us an e-mail at csaretirees.info@gmail.com,
  • sending a message through the “Contact Us” page on this website,
  • or by submitting a “Comment” on this post. 

Please be sure to include your name in the e-mail and the event you’re signing up for.  You will receive an invitation to the meeting by e-mail from Susan Morley prior to the event date. 

Exciting Announcement re Zoom for 2021

Your Retiree Executive have just extended our Zoom subscription for the rest of the year.  This will allow us to continue to run Zoom Socials on a regular basis.

On January 13th, 15 people joined our Zoom Social, spending almost 2 hours sharing their views on various topics.  We even had 2 of our nonagenarians (that’s someone in their nineties) telling tales of CSA days of yore.  Did you know that some CSA staff were once housed in a former Planter’s Peanuts factory?  You needed to protect your lunch (think camping) as not all of the previous inhabitants had left.

Zoom is easy to use and requires little preparation.  To be able to use Zoom, you’ll need a smartphone, tablet or computer with a camera and microphone.  Don’t have a computer?  That’s okay, we have the ability for people to call in by phone.

Make sure that you are kept up-to-date by subscribing to this website.  To subscribe click on the “+ Follow” in the lower right-hand corner of this webpage.  You’ll be asked to provide your e-mail address.  You’ll receive an-mail whenever we post to the website.

Keep an eye out for an announcement on our February Zoom Social.

Zoom Social

Checkout these screenshots of the November 12th Zoom Social. We had 11 participants who spent up to 2 hours sharing thoughts on Remembrance Day, moving, where to buy the best Italian delicacies, a guitar collection, latest sewing projects, CSA memories, and more!

We look forward to holding another Zoom Social.