gone but not forgotten               

Fredrick Opocensky

Fredrick Opocensky passed away on April 26, 2024.

Fred worked in Windsor for thirty years a Canada Customs Officer.  He also served in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Korean War.

Donations in memory of Fred may be made to Grace Baptist Church Food Bank.


Shawn Kelly

Shawn Kelly passed away on April 15, 2024.

In 2021, Shawn retired from a career with the federal government that spanned three decades and multiple departments, including Customs and Border Services Agency (Atlantic Region), Transport Canada and Environment Canada. Principally working in areas of intelligence and enforcement.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.


Dolly Bhimeshwarie Sahadeo

Dolly Sahadeo passed away on April 6, 2024.

Dolly worked in the Greater Toronto Area Region in the Operations Services Unit.

Donations that are to be made to the family can be donated to the Heart & Stroke Foundation on their behalf.


James Marshal McRae

James McRae passed away on April 9, 2024.

James worked at the Port of Yarmouth in the Atlantic Region.  He retired from his Superintendent position at the age of 65 in 1982.

At 106, McRae was the last surviving WWII veteran to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Donations may be made in his memory to your local Legion branch or to Yarmouth Legion Branch 61.


Thomas Robert Schoen

Thomas Schoen passed away on March 26, 2024.

Thomas's worked in the Winnipeg /Prairie Region.  His career with Canada Customs was a source of immense pride, spanning decades of service and taking him to far-flung corners of the world. From opening the first pre-clearance office in Lahr, Germany, to navigating the bureaucratic maze back home, always the diplomat, Thomas approached his work with precision and professionalism.


Alton Arnold Aiken

Alton Aiken passed away on March 22, 2024.

Alton started work as a Customs Officer in the Quebec Region at the Port of Highwater.  Alton transferred to the Port of Prescott, where he completed a thirty-one year career with Canada Customs retiring in 1988. 

Memorial donations may be directed to Child Evangelism Fellowship Ontario.


Jack Arthur Chapman

Jack Chapman passed away on March 5, 2024.

Jack worked for the Customs and Excise Department (now called Canada Border Services Agency) for nearly 36 years, retiring in July 1995. As a Customs and Excise Officer, he worked the US border and the Winnipeg Airport, but spent most of his career working in the Winnipeg Post Office inspecting foreign parcels coming through the mail.

Donations in Jack's name may be made to The Concordia Foundation, 1095 Concordia Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R2K 3S8 or Alzheimer Society of Manitoba 10 – 120 Donald Street Winnipeg, MB R3C 4G2.


Alain Jolicoeur

Alain Jolicoeur passed away on February 27, 2024.

Alain had a full life. A deputy minister in the federal government for many years, he was recognized for his many achievements, including the creation of the Canada Border Services Agency. Brilliant and a visionary, he inspired generations of colleagues and employees.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated


Claude Hince

Claude Hince passed away on February 6, 2024.

Claude retired in 2016 after 35 years of distinguished service with the Canada Border Services Agency, in the Southern Manitoba District, serving at the ports of Emerson, Windygates, and Snowflake.

Claude shared his life with Shelley. They had worked together at the border and were each other’s soul mates and confidant through good and bad times.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Homes for Heroes and/or Veterans' House Canada.


Marie - Andrée Roy

Marie-Andrée Roy, survenu le 22 janvier 2024.

Marie-Andrée avait travaillé dans la région du Québec.


Paul Roy

Paul Roy passed away on January 12, 2024. 

Paul spent many years in Government service, four years with the RCMP then worked with the Canada Border Services Agency, Prairie Region, Emerson until his retirement. 


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