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Gina Marie BREJCHA

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of the hilarious Gina Marie Brejcha (1947-2021), who fought, & sadly lost, a valiant battle against a brute named Cancer. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Janisse Funeral Home (1139 Ouellette Ave., Windsor, 519-253-5225). Messages of condolence may be left, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society may be made, and a Livestream of the Funeral Service may be viewed, all on Gina’s personal webpage.

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Patrick "Pat" Cooper

Pat passed away suddenly on Friday, January 8th, 2021 at Kingston General Hospital at the age of 63.

Pat had a successful career with Canadian Border Services for over 33 years where he was known as “The Wall”.

Full obituary, details on funeral service and sharing of online condolences at Wartman Funeral Homes:

Wartman Funeral Homes

PRUD'HOMME, Warren Gerald Anthony

Warren passed away peacefully at the age of 95. Warren will be remembered for his contribution to the WWII effort as a signalman in the Navy and for his longtime service at Canada Customs (CBSA. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Warren please consider the Alzheimer Society or Kidney Foundation. Condolences and sharing memories a

John George Johnson

John passed away at home on January 8, 2021 at the age of 73. After retiring as Regional Director with Canada Customs, John worked as consultant to the Customs services of Egypt, Jamaica, Barbados, Laos, and many other countries. If so desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society for research into Liver Cancer would be appreciated by the family.

CAMERON, Donald Glenn

Don passed away peacefully at home, in Kemptville on Sunday, January 3, 2021, at the age of 80 years. Don had a distinguished career with Canada Customs, Programs Branch, Legislative Affairs. Donations may be made to the Kemptville Hospital Auxiliary or Foundation.

David Silverman

Passed away in Ottawa on December 27th, 2020.

David worked in the Greater Toronto Area Region.

Donations, in David’s memory, may be directed to the Hillel Lodge Foundation or Parkinson Canada, or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Full obituary and sharing of online condolences can be made at Hulse Playfair and McGarry, Ottawa, Ontario

William (Bill) James Wilson

July 12, 1932 - December 28, 2020

William served in the Navy during the Korean War and was also stationed in Portsmouth, UK as a crew member onboard the submarine HMS/M Alliance. He ultimately went to Esquimalt, BC. He continued to serve the government of Canada when he began working part-time for Customs and Excise. His job with Customs and Excise in Victoria, BC would send him on an accelerated career path and many relocations. He served as a Chief Superintendent in Vernon, BC for two years before being promoted to Area chief for the Yukon based in Whitehorse. He moved to Osoyoos in 1980 where he took over as Chief of Customs operation for the Port of Osoyoos from April 1980 until his retirement in 1993.

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Craig Thomas MORRISON

Passed away Monday, December 14, 2020, age 61

35 years of service with Canada Border Services Agency

Bonnie Christine Gibbons

1948 – November 29, 2020


September 15, 1942 - December 10, 2020

Eleanore worked at the Windsor Tunnel and was very proud to have been a CBSA Officer.


15-May-1939 - 30-Nov-2020

Divina worked with CBSA – GTAR Pax Ops, retiring in May 2004

Ernest Charles Douglas Spraggett

DECEMBER 28, 1946 – DECEMBER 7, 2020

Ernie worked in the GTA operations.


René Pelletier, age 75, passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at the Ste. Anne (Manitoba) Hospital.

René began his career in 1970 with Canada Customs at the Emerson Border, then came to Winnipeg and worked at the airport. He worked in many locations, which took him to such interesting places as Churchill, Cyprus, Inuvik, Tuktoyaktuk and Iqaluit, then retired in Fort Frances with over 30 years of service.

Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Fund

Darko Nikolic

Darko passed away suddenly at the age of 65.

As per Darko's wishes, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Darko's memory.

Full obituary and sharing of online condolences at Tompkins Funeral Home:

Tompkins Funeral Home

James Thomas Hills

On Wednesday, September 2, 2020, after a brief illness. 

Jim worked in the GTA, CBSA Trade Compliance Division.

Donations, in Jim's memory, may be directed to Evangel Hall in Toronto.

Full obituary and sharing of online condolences at Arbor Memorial:

Arbor Memorial

Paul Hurst

Paul Douglas Hurst of Ottawa, and formerly of Cambridge, passed away suddenly at his residence on Saturday, August 15, 2020, in his 60th year.

Paul was with Immigration and worked at HQ on Traveller projects. Paul worked at Pearson Int'l Airport. 

Memorial donations to Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

Visitation information and sharing of memories and expressions of sympathy at Eaton Funeral Home:

Eaton Funeral Home

Thomas C. Greig

August 9, 2020 at the Bridgepoint Care Hospital in Toronto.

Thomas was ADM in the Dept of National Revenue - Customs and Excise. He retired in 1989 in Toronto.

A private family funeral has already taken place.

Jerry Alex Banera

Passed away on August 4th, 2020 at Riverview Health Centre in Winnipeg, MB.

Jerry began his 34-year career as a Canada Customs Officer in 1966 in Winnipeg, MB, wearing the uniform and carrying his badge with pride and integrity.

Full obituary and sharing of memories at Voyage Funeral Home & Crematorium:

Voyage Funeral Home & Crematorium

Norman Edward Heide

Passed away peacefully on July 6, 2020 at the age of 92.

His service to his country was something he was extremely proud of, starting with enlisting in the Navy at 15 years old, serving in the Korean War and then continuing on in Canada Customs.

Sharing of memories and expressions of sympathy at First Memorial Funeral Services:

First Memorial Funeral Services

Bonnie Yan

Passed away suddenly on Saturday July 11th, 2020 of natural causes at the age of 43.

Bonnie started with CBSA in 2002 at Vancouver International Airport (VIA). Most recently she had been the A/Chief of the Metro Vancouver Traffic Operations (MVTO).

Visitation information and sharing of memories and expressions of sympathy at Dignity Memorial:

Dignity Memorial

Donald Wayne Young

On Thursday, July 9th, 2020 at the age of 88. 

Wayne proudly retired from Canada Customs after a long 37 year career.

Full obituary and sharing of online condolences at Blair & Son Funeral Directors:

Blair & Son Funeral Directors

John Stephen Walters

Passed away peacefully at home on Friday, June 5, 2020.

Jack worked for the Government of Canada Revenue Agency (Customs) for 40 years.

Full obituary and sharing of online condolences at Tubman Funeral Home:

Tubman Funeral Home

Dianne Perala

Passed away at the age of 77 on Thursday, June 4, 2020. 

Dianne worked in Enforcement Branch, Export control.

Full obituary and sharing of online condolences at

Richard Teal

Suddenly at Royal Gardens Retirement Residence, Peterborough on May 31, 2020 in his 75th year.

Rick was retired from Canada Customs in Ottawa where he had worked for thirty plus years.

Full obituary and sharing of online condolences at Comstock-Kaye Life Celebration Centre:

Comstock-Kaye Life Celebration Centre

David Moffat

Passed away unexpectedly On May 26, 2020 at the Saint John Regional Hospital.

Although born in St. Stephen NB, Dave considered himself a lifelong "Milltowner" and it was in this border community that he spent most of his working career of 31 years with Canada Border Services Agency.

Full obituary and sharing of online condolences at S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home, St Stephen, NB: 

S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home

Arthur Lewis

Passed away peacefully on 21 May 2020, age 81.

Arthur became a member of Revenue Canada Customs and Excise in Toronto in 1961 and was an officer at the Toronto International Airport (Pearson). Following a promotion, he was relocated to Ottawa where he stayed until his retirement as A/Director for the Intelligence Division in 1993.

Full obituary and sharing of online condolences at Blair & Son Funeral Directors, Perth, ON:

Blair & Son Funeral Directors

Thomas Carruthers

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in his 68th year.

Tom proudly served 35 years with Canada Border Services Agency, beginning his career at Queenston, clearing ships in Port Colborne, then in Hamilton at Bay Street as a Trade Compliance Officer.

Full obituary and sharing of online condolences at Smith's Funeral Home, Grimsby, ON:

Smith's Funeral Home

Rose Marie Desjardins

Passed away peacefully on March 15, 2020, at 77 years of age. 

Rose was dedicated to her lifelong career with Canada Border Service Agency at Windsor’s Ambassador bridge crossing, where she retired as Superintendent after 30+ years of awarded service.

Full obituary and sharing of online condolences at Windsor Chapel, Windsor, ON:

Windsor Chapel

Rose Quaggiotto

Passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

Rosa was a dedicated employee of CBSA, Canada Border Services Agency, for over 35 years.

Full obituary and sharing of online condolences at Windsor Chapel, Windsor, ON:

Windsor Chapel

Peter Sloane Worgan

Peacefully, on March 3, 2020, at age 69.

Peter was a longtime dedicated employee of Canada Border Services Agency.

A celebration of Peter's life was held on Monday, March 16th, at the Erin Mills United Church, Mississauga, ON.  Donations may be made in his memory to the Elizabeth Bruyere Hospital or Recovery Canada

Charles (Chuck) Lowrie

Passed away on March 2, 2020 at the age of 75 years.

Chuck spent most of his career as a Customs Officer in Alberta.

A memorial service was held in Edmonton, AB on Sunday, March 15, 2020.  Memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson Association of Alberta at and click on 'Donate’.

Richard Renaud

Passed away unexpectedly on March 2, 2020 at 51 years of age.

A celebration of life was held at Families First, Windsor, ON. 

Full obituary and sharing of online condolences at Families First, Windsor, ON:

Families First

Cathy Shukin

Passed away on January 20, 2020 in Creston, BC, days after turning 60.

Cathy started out as a summer student at the border and then worked as an Inspector at PAC Highway, Douglas and Boundary Bay. 

Full obituary and sharing of online condolences at G.F. Oliver Funeral Chapel, Creston, BC:

G.F. Oliver Funeral Chapel

Charles Robert Roadhouse

Passed away on January 19, 2020.

Charles worked most of his career at the Mail Centre in Vancouver.

Full obituary and sharing of online condolences at Woodlawn Mission Furneral Home, Mission, BC:

Lillian Ann Bailey

Passed away on Saturday December 14, 2019 at age 94.

Lillian worked as a
Canada Customs inspector and was the first female inspector in all of Canada.

At Lillian's request there was a small graveside service at Fraser Cemetery, New Westminster, BC on January 4, 2020.

Ernest "Ernie" Draper

Passed away on December 5, 2019.

Ernie had a thirty-six-year career with Canada Customs and retired in 2004. 

Full obituary and sharing of online condolences at the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, NS:

White Family Funeral Home 

Francis (Frank) Cave

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 9, 2019. 

He was born and raised at West Bay in West Vancouver.  He was employed with the Canada Customs organization where he retired after 30 years.

A celebration of life was held on December 7, 2019.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC Lung Association or a charity of your choice.

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