Kim Forbes passed away on January 25, 2021 at the age of 65. Kim spent many years working at CSA in Purchasing and previously in Stores. Back in the day we’d go to Stores to pick up supplies and Kim would be the friendly face behind the window. Kim leaves his wife Robin also a CSA alum.
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.
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Keep an eye out for an announcement on our February Zoom Social.
Renzo Pupulin passed on November 22, 2020 at the age of 66. Renzo worked at CSA for 39 years in several roles such as Team Coordinator and Lab Manager and on the Fuel Burning Team. There is an obituary page where you can leave your condolences for family and link to Renzo’s funeral on Friday, November 27, 2020 at 10am.
Ron Pogue passed on Tuesday November 10, 2020 at the age of 86. Ron was a member of the Retirees’ Club executive for many years. In his 40 years at CSA Ron worked as an Electrical Technologist and held a variety of other positions: Development Specialist, Lab Manager & represented CSA in Ottawa and Internationally.
He is survived by his wife Wendy, his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Wendy has written a beautiful and fitting obituary celebrating Ron’s life and achievements.
Visitation will be held Saturday, November 21 from noon – 1 at Carruthers & Davidson in Wasaga Beach. The service will be streamed via the their YouTube channel. See details in the obituary.
May he rest in peace.
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.
We’re pleased to announce that Brian McCran has been elected President of the CSA Retirees’ Club.
Brian replaces Ajmer Bal who tragically passed earlier this year.
Brian was an engineer in the Audio-Visual group which included surge suppressors and gaming machines for 32 years. Just prior to retirement, Brian was the Technical Advisor. He was also a member and past president of the EMBA.
Post retirement, Brian has been involved in the Retirees’ Club since 2009. He keeps busy volunteering for several groups, skiing and enjoying time with his family.
We’d like to welcome Daniel Barbini as a Director-at-Large in the Executive of the Retirees’ Club. Daniel needs no introduction/ Many know him from his tenure at CSA and as a member and past president of the EMBA.
Daniel fills a spot left vacant when Vikki Burger stepped down. Vikki did a fabulous job as a member of the executive and was instrumental in organizing the Woodbine Racing events.
Many thanks to the 25 people who participated in our first virtual AGM. It was a fun meeting, with the social aspects of the session lasting longer than the actual meeting! It was great to see everyone.
Here are some notes from the meeting:
- Brian McCran was elected as President of the Retirees’ Club
- Terri Smith, Mel Doig and Susan Morley were renewed as directors for another 2 year term.
- Daniel Barbini was appointed as a director of the Retirees’ Club.
- There are no events planned for the remainder of 2020 due to COVID-19. We will reassess in the new year.
- We’re looking for ways to better communicate with our members. Communication is currently limited to posts on the website. So if you haven’t already, please “Follow” the website (select the + Follow in the lower right-hand corner of this webpage). You’ll receive an e-mail notification every time we post something on the website.
The Zoom meeting was so successful that we’re planning on hosting some social sessions in coming months.
We’re sad to report the passing of Ain Rosin on September 12, 2020 at 81. Ain was a long-time employee of CSA and many will remember him as Inspections Manager in Montreal. Click here to link to his obituary.
Arthur (Art) Gazley passed on June 23, 2020 at the age of 97. Art completed his career at CSA in the Lighting Group. Art was a member of the first graduating class of Ryerson Polytechical Institute in 1955. Prior to joining CSA, Art worked for Avro where he met his wife Carolyn. Read more about Art in the recently posted obituary