Breakfast at Wally’s – Sept 13th

Just a quick note to remind you about Breakfast at Wally’s. These breakfasts are held on the second Tuesday of every month at 9am. They provide an opportunity to get together with other retirees over breakfast or coffee.

Why not join us on Tuesday, September 13th at 9am.

Don’t know where Wally’s is? Although Wally’s address is 123 Rexdale Blvd., it’s actually on the east side of Kipling, south of Rexdale.  It’s behind (south) of the Royal Bank.  It’s accessible from Kipling or through the Shoppers Drug Mart (next to the bank) parking lot.

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 or Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, “K” Wing

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.


Tottenham Steam Train & Lunch – October 15, 2022

We’re so excited to tell you about our new event.  On Saturday, October 15th, 2022 please join us in Tottenham when we board the Tottenham Steam Train at 10:30 am for a 1 hour trip through the rolling countryside, to be followed by lunch at the “A Taste of Freedom” restaurant.  We’re able to offer this to you and one guest for $30 per person.  

This is a “drive yourself” event.  You must be in Tottenham before 10:30 am for the train, to be followed by lunch at 12:00.  

If you are interested, please contact Chiu Wong by September 15th, so that we can secure our reservations.  Your payment is required by October 4, 2022 via internet transfer to Daniel Barbini

Click here to see the details of this event.

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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.

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.