gone but not forgotten               

Armelle Evoy

Armelle Evoy passed away on November 28, 2023.

Armelle retired from the Canada Border Services Agency, Prairie Region after 34 years of service.  She served in Winnipeg, Emerson, Yellowknife and Iqaluit, and was an active member of the Winnipeg Ceremonial Unit.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and stroke Foundation.

Glenn Cleary-Fortin

Glenn Cleary-Fortin survenu le 13 novembre.

Glenn était surintendent de la salle des comptoirs du 400 Carré Youville et de l' ETC - Léo Blanchette (Courrier postal) dans la région du Québec.

Un don à l’organisme Centraide, à la mémoire de Glenn, serait apprécié.


André Houle

André Houle, survenu le 2 novembre.

André avait travaillé dans  les sections postale et commerciale de la région du nord  Ontario.


Gérard Masse

Gérard Masse, survenu le 28 octobre.

Gérard avait travaillé dans la région du Québec.


Iris Tweedy

Iris Tweedy passed away on October 22, 2023.

Iris worked as a Customs Officer in the Pacific Region.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Royal Canadian Legion #173 Poppy Fund.


Sandra "Sandy" Smith

Sandra Smith passed away on October 21, 2023.

Sandra worked as a Border Services Officer in the Southern Ontario Region.

For those who wish, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Windsor and Essex County.


Paula Demerchant

Paula Demerchant passed away on Saturday October 21, 2023 at the Charlotte County Hospital St Stephen, New Brunswick.

Paula worked with her husband in the Atlantic Region both as Border Services Officer and Program Services Officer for 32 years. 

If so desired, donations in memory of Paula may be made to Charlotte County Cancer, Charlotte County SPCA, Canadian Blood Services or charity of one’s choice.


William "Willy" Bridge

William Bridge passed away on October 10. 2024.

William worked in the Southern Ontario Region and retired after 34 years of service.

If you so desire donations to The Humane Society of Windsor or Downtown Mission Windsor would be appreciated.


Thomas Haney

Thomas Martin Haney passed away on October 2, 2023.

Thomas worked in multiple areas in the Greater Toronto Area Region.

Donations in his honour may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Canada or Kidney Foundation of Canada or Ontario Society Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Bimla Saini

Bimla Saini passed away on October 2, 2023.

Bimla worked in the Greater Toronto Area Region.


Robert Roman

Robert Roman, survenu le 16 septembre 2023.

Robert avait travaillé dans la région du Nord Ontario.

Vos témoignages de sympathie peuvent se traduire par un don à la Société  canadienne du cancer.


Gaston Leclerc

Gaston Leclerc, survenu le 8 septembre 2023.

Gaston avait travaillé dans la région du Québec.


Yves Béland

Yves Béland

Yves Béland, survenu le 5 septembre 2023.

Yves avait travaillé dans la région du Québec, Surintendant, du district de la Montérégie.

Vos témoignages de sympathie peuvent se traduire par un don à la Fondation Marcelle-Ferron.


Terrence Arnfinson

Terrence "Terry" Arnfinson passed away on September 4th, 2023, at his home in Coutts, Alberta.

Terry worked for Canada Customs for 31 years, from April 1976 at the Edmonton Post Office for a decade, then at the Port of Coutts, Alberta until his retirement on January 31, 2007. 

Online condolences at: 

Cornerstone Funeral Home

Raymond MacDuff

Raymond MacDuff passed away on Monday, August 28, 2023 in Winnipeg, MB, at the age of 70 years.

Ray began his long career with Canada Customs from 1983 until his retirement in 2008.

He was a very accomplished photographer and was instrumental in capturing the images of operations and POEs throughout the Prairie Region and in the early 1990s. Ray produced a CD video of all eastern Prairie Region POEs and officers. Ray was also involved in the creation of Winnipeg CBSA’s first Ceremonial unit.

Donations in Ray’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of choice.

Condolences at:

 Glen Lawn Funeral Home

Normand Angers

M. Normand Angers, survenu le 28 août 2023.

Un don à la Fondation de l’hôpital Honoré-Mercier de Saint-Hyacinthe serait grandement apprécié.

Salon funéraire Demers

Michel Landry

M. Michel Landry, survenu le 24 août 2023, à l’âge de 79 ans.

Il a travaillé pour la fonction public fédéral dans la section douane pendant 45 ans.

En sa mémoire un don à la Fondation Lévesque Craighead, serait apprécié.

Coopérative funéraire du Grand Montréal

Claude Bisson

Claude Bisson est décédé le 22 août 2023, à l’âge de 70 ans.

Claude avait travaillé dans la région de Québec.

Poissant et fils Funéraires

Myrna Gopaulsingh

Myrna Gopaulsingh passed away on July 28, 2023.

She began her social work career with Family Services Vancouver and finished her career as the Director of the Employee Assistance Program for the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency. She cared deeply about her clients, inviting some to share Christmas with her family.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Kidney Foundation of Canada.


Kelly Lewis Larter

Kelly Larter passed away on August 4, 2023.

Kelly was humble, kind, and a positive force with everyone he met and befriended. He was particularly proud of his time at Canada Border Services Agency, where he started as a summer job in his teens and served for over 30 years in the Atlantic Region.

Donations may be made to a charity of choice.


Pierre Seguin

Pierre Seguin, survenu le 8 juillet 2023.

Pierre avait travaillé à Clarenceville dans la région de Québec.

En sa mémoire un don à la Fondation Lévesque Craighead, serait apprécié par la famille.


Christine Cyr

Christine Cyr passed away on June 28, 2023.

Christine worked at CBSA Headquarters, Ottawa.

In honor of Christine’s memory, the family kindly requests donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada in lieu of flowers. 


Helen Mott (née Broxham)

Helen Mott passed away on June 15, 2023.

Helen worked for some years of her career, in the Transportation Division, (Connaught Building) Ottawa HQ with the formerly known Department of National Revenue, Customs and Excise.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to CHEO.


Victor Lysenko

Victor Lysenko passed away on June 15, 2023.

Victor worked in the Winnipeg District, Prairie Region where he worked in Commercial and Postal Operations.

He felt fortunate to have found a career that he loved, working with Canada Border Services for 22 years.


Samuel Sherman

Samuel Sherman passed away on May 21, 2023.

Sam worked in the Greater Toronto Area Region, Trade Division.

Memorial donations may be made to the Israel Cancer Research Fund.


Ronald Kennedy Watt

Ronald Watt passed away on May 18, 2023.

Ron started work as a Customs & Excise officer in Calgary Oct. 5, 1959. In 1964 he married Eileen and had a daughter, Janice. With a promotion in 1967 the family moved to Vancouver for a short time. They continued their travels across Canada to Halifax, N.S. for another promotion. His son John was born there in 1970. Another promotion moved Ron to a position in Niagara Falls. After Niagara Falls, Ron spent the next three years working in Hamilton and after French training the family moved to Ottawa for six years, then to Toronto for two years. Ron achieved his goal of becoming a Collector of Custom & Excise. From 1986 until his retirement in 1994, he was the Collector of Custom & Excise for the S. W. Ontario Region, based in Windsor, Ontario.

In lieu of flowers his family would appreciate a donation to the Arthritis Society or the Windsor-Essex Hospice, Erie Shores Campus or the charity of your choice.


Michael (Mike) Lukca

Mike Lukca passed away on May 18, 2023.

Mike began his career of 32 1/2 years with the RCMP in Bathurst and Doaktown, NB. He then moved to the great white north continuing his career in Ross River, Haines Junction and Whitehorse, Yukon. He moved to Ottawa and was on the Prime Minister Protective Detail; Canadian Air Carrier Protective Program; Human Resources and the planning of the G8/G20 summits. This was followed by six years with the Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) as the Director of Security.

In Lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to the Ottawa Heart Institute in memory of Mike Lukca. foundation.ottawaheart.ca


Ronald Douglas Finch

Ronald Finch passed away on May 17, 2023.

As a young man, he joined Canada Customs where he worked for 35 years until his retirement in 1991 in the Winnipeg / Prairie Region. Most memorably, he had the opportunity to take on exciting work assignments in Churchill, Manitoba and as far as Cyprus. Ron had a tremendous impact on others and touched the lives of many special people.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages you to make a donation to the Hull's Haven Border Collie Rescue.


Allan Daryl Cody

Allan Cody passed away on May 17, 2023.

Allan had a very successful leadership career with Canada Border Services Agency, starting as a summer student in 1974 and retiring as District Director, Southern Alberta district, Prairie Region.

If so desired and in memory of Allan, donations may be made to either the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada or Alberta Cancer Foundation.


Vito Galifi

Vito Galifi passed away on May 13, 2023.

Vito retired after 30 plus years of dedicated service with the CBSA as an Enforcement Officer in the Southern Ontario Region.  Vito was always eager to accept overseas assignments to broaden his horizons.

If you so desire, donations to Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation – Cardiac Care Unit would be appreciated by the family.


Joseph Louis Chafe

Joseph Chafe passed away on May 13, 2023.

Joe dedicated many years to the Customs and Excise Union of Canada, serving as local president in Windsor as well as serving on the National Board of Directors. He fought tirelessly for workers’ rights and safety in the workplace and was always helping those in need.

In kindness, a donation to the Kin Club of Windsor would be appreciated.


David Albert Densley

David Densley passed away on April 28, 2023.

David worked for Trade in the Atlantic Region of the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency.


Perry Edward Birtch

Perry Birtch passed away on April 20, 2023.

Perry began his career in 1982 at the Port of Prescott as a summer student Customs Inspector.  Perry was then promoted to Superintendent in Prescott, before being promoted to Chief of Operations for the Port of Prescott and Trenton.  He also served time as the Chief of Kingston and the Port Lansdowne. Serving his entire career in the St. Lawrence District, Perry leaves many friends and colleagues across the Northern Ontario Region and indeed the Agency, law enforcement and community partners.

Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.


Luc Portelance

Luc Portelance passed away on April 19, 2023.

Luc had a distinguished 36-year career with the Canadian government where he retired in 2015 as President of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). He began his career with the RCMP in Shediac, New Brunswick, in 1979, and later moved to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) in 1984, holding several key leadership positions, leaving as the Deputy Director of Operations.

In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to Myeloma Canada, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, The Ottawa Hospital Foundation’s stem cell research program, or the gift of blood.


James Lennis Dauphinee

James Dauphinee passed away on April 5, 2023.

James worked for Canada Customs for 39 years in the Atlantic Region.

Donations in memory may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Atlantic Division.


Joseph Michel Robert McDermott

Joseph Michel Robert McDermott passed away on March 27, 2023.

Michel "Mike" touched many lives during his 36 year career with CBSA in the Northern Ontario Region - Headquarters. He started as a warehouse operator in the 1970’s. The 80’s saw him become a Customs officer and then Superintendent; from there, Intelligence Analyst and HQ-IMS. Even after retiring in 2013, he spoke fondly of his work brothers and sisters! 


Barry Raymond Leo Pottie

Barry Raymond Leo Pottie, 74, of Berwick, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2023.

Barry worked for Canada Customs in the Atlantic Region.


Steve Hamilton

Steve Hamilton passed away on February 10, 2023.

Steve worked for the CBSA in the Southern Ontario Region.


David John Southcott

David Southcott passed away on January 25, 2023.

David was a dedicated employee with the federal government for 33 years, working with Canada Customs and Revenue Agency in the Pacific Region until his retirement in 2014.

A donation in lieu of flowers may be made either to Heart and Stroke Canada  or to Autism BC .


Barbara Ann McCallum

Barbara Ann McCallum passed away on March 9, 2023.

Barb was always a well liked and trusted colleague that worked for the CBSA in the Southern Ontario Region, Windsor.

In kindness, please consider a donation to Windsor Hospice as the family would like to thank them for their exceptional care and compassion for Barb. 


Diane Soulard

Diane Soulard, survenu le 5 février 2023.

Diane avait travaillée, secteur financier dans la région de Québec. 

En sa mémoire, un don à la Fondation de l'Hôpital Charles Le Moyne serait grandement apprécié.


Yvonne Sylvia Harris

Yvonne Harris passed away on February 11, 2023.

Yvonne worked for the CBSA in the Greater Toronto Area Region, Terminal 1.


Richard Ratelle

Richard Ratelle, survenu le 8 février 2023.

Richard avait travaillé à l'aeroport de Dorval, secteur trafic dans la région de Québec. 

Pierre Dextraze

Pierre Dextraze, survenu le 3 février 2023.

Pierre avait travaillé à St-Armand dans la région de Québec. 

Votre témoinage de sympathie peut traduire par un don à La Maison La Cinquième Saison.


Jean Spedding

Jean Spedding, survenu le 18 janvier 2023.

Jean avait travaillé à Montréal dans la région de Québec. 

Au lieu de fleurs, un don à la Fondation québécoise du cancer serait apprécié.


ean avait travaillé à Montréal dans la région de Québec. 

Milton Byrd

Milton Byrd passed away on January 27, 2023.

Milton retired from CBSA after 39 years of dedicated service in the Southern Ontario Region.

If you so desire, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.


Tom Bird

Tom passed away peacefully on January 23, 2023 with his loving family and Jennifer by his side.

Tom retired from Canada Customs after completing 35 years of service in the Greater Toronto Area Region, Northern Ontario Region, Prairie Region, and Headquarters.

Tom was a Provincial appointee to the Police Services Board, and organizer of the local Youth vs. First Responders Sports Day). Served on numerous International and National special task forces with other law enforcement agencies, was the recipient of many prestigious awards and was a dedicated community Volunteer.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Tom to the Royal Canadian Legion-Branch 192-Poppy Fund (Carleton Place), War Amps or a Dog Rescue of your choice.


Zita Lobsinger

Zita Lobsinger passed away on January 15, 2023.

Zita worked for over 30 years in the Greater Toronto Area Region before she retired in 2019.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Oak Ridges Hospice, 1722 Scugog St., Port Perry ON, L9L 1E2 would be greatly appreciated.


Evelyn Mitchell

Evelyn Joyce Mitchell passed away on January 8, 2023.

Evelyn retired as a Superintendent, Canada Customs,  Atlantic Region.


Nelson Plamondon

Nelson Plamondon passed away on January 8, 2023.

Nelson was one of our first CBSA Retiree Association members - joining on November 25, 2018. He retired from CBSA as a Senior Investigator after 25 years in Northern Ontario Region (St Lawrence District) and Headquarters. 

Nelson was proud of his career with CBSA and enjoyed all aspects of law enforcement. His volunteer work with Airport Watch and the Army Cadet League of Ontario gave him great enjoyment and many long-lasting friendships.

Memorial donations to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation/Cancer Research would be appreciated by the family.


Daniel Bourget

Daniel Bourget, survenu le 3 janvier 2023.

Il était l’époux de madame Danièle Brunette. Tous les deux étaient retraités de l’ASFC dans la région de Québec à  l’aéroport de Mirabel.

Vos témoignages de sympathie peuvent se traduire par un don à la fondation de l'Hôpital Charles-LeMoyne.


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