Retiree Picnic – Tues. Sept. 28,2021

We’re excited to announce our first ever Retiree Picnic. It will be held on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 from 12:30 – 3:30 at Drs. McLean District Park in Vaughan. Retirees are invited to bring 1 guest.

We’ve reserved the gazebo, so we’ll be protected from any inclement weather. and we’ll have enough room to be socially distanced.

The park is located at 8100 Islington Ave, Woodbridge, ON L4L 2P1. Click this link to see a Google Map of Doctors Mclean District Park. The entrance to the park is tricky to find. It is on the west side of Islington. If you are coming from the north, it is just after the Montessori School. Coming from the south it’s on the left passed the Memphis BBQ.

To meet Ontario COVID-19 requirements the following rules/criteria will be maintained:

  • Participants are required to bring their own food and drinks.
  • We will provide bottled water and individual bags of chips/Cheezies.
  • Wipes and hand sanitizer will be available.

Note that alcohol is not allowed in the park.

If you plan on coming, please contact Daniel Barbini at by Monday September 27, 2021 to confirm your attendance indicating if you plan to bring a guest.

Roman Krygiel

Roman Krygiel passed on July 16, 2021 at the age of 95. He joined CSA in the early 1960’s and worked as a Senior Professional Electrical Engineer until his retirement in the mid 1980’s.

Roman’s obituary posted on the Turner & Porter website tells of his heroism during WWll as a member of the Polish Resistance Army and prisoner of war in Germany.

Suhwan Ahn

Suhwan Francesco Xavier Ahn worked at CSA for 34 years specializing in the Certification of Motors and Generators, Industrial Controls Group. Suhwan passed away peacefully after a long illness on July 27, 2021.

Suhwan’s funeral service will take place at:

“Blessed Sacrament Church”

2982 Yonge St. (NW Corner w/ Cheritan Ave, One block south of Lawrence Ave. West)

Toronto ON M4N 2K5

July 30, 2021 Friday

10:00 am visitation before Mass

11:00 am Funeral Mass

Iain Lowe

Iain Lowe passed on May 8, 2021 at the age of 61. Iain worked at CSA for about 35 years as a technician and in SA/SI as an Inspector.

Please read his obituary where you can also leave your condolences for his family.

Joanne Forget – CSA HR

Staff at CSA were informed of the May 4, 2021 passing of Joanne Forget. Joanne was not a retiree, but recent retirees would likely have met Joanne who had been a Human Resources Manager in Toronto for the past seven years.

She is remembered as having a cheerful disposition and someone who delivered exceptional HR support.

At this time there is no online obituary.

Mo Polansky 100 Years Young

Retiree Mo Polansky turned 100 this April. We celebrated his birthday with a Virtual Zoom Party with 25 guests including current CSA Group CEO David Weinstein who congratulated Mo on behalf of the organization. Many shared their best wishes and some shared stories of their days working alongside Mo.

We’ve set up a page/tab on this web site called Mo Turns 100. Please check out the photos, links to articles about Mo and comments from his many former colleagues.

If you were unable to attend or simply want to leave a message for Mo please go to the Mo Turns 100 page and leave a comment.

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,
  • 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. 

Alan Ross

We’re sorry to announce the passing of Alan Ross.  Alan was still working at CSA as a Senior Lab Technician.  A long time member of the audio visual group, he had been at CSA since the late 80s or early 90s.  Alan was 58 and leaves his wife Heather and children Ian and Emma. Condolences can be shared on his obituary page.