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Jo-anne Munro

Jo-Anne Munro 1957-August 5, 2022

Some comments from her Treasury Board Secretariat friends and colleagues.
"She was a tremendous and resourceful asset to TBS and a wonderful, kind person." 

"She was always so patient with those of us who didn’t quite “get” the whole Estimates process right away."

"She was so wonderful to work with. A calming presence for me. A wealth of knowledge and talent. She also could make us all laugh during those long hours at work."

"Joanne was always so cheerful."

"Jo-anne was more than just a friendly face, she was a great co-worker. She was a key player in the Estimates shop, and one year I was asked to help with that edition of the Mains. At the 11th hour, a problem arose with the summary tables. The choice was to let it slide or work that evening to sort it out. Jo-anne wanted to get it right and she sealed the deal by being the very first to volunteer to stay and sort it out (which we did). - S."
Barry LaCombe September 10, 1943-March 29, 2020

Obituary here
Rick Thomas
Rick Thomas
February 9, 1949 ~ June 11, 2019

Obituary  here
Brent DiBartolo November 19, 2016

Obituary here
Serge Gervais
Serge on the right

Serge Gervais April 19, 2014

After Serge left Crown Corps. he went to Government Ops where he almost single-handidly took care of DND (about 200 submissions per year). In the late 90s, he went over to HRSDC for about 8 months. He was replaced by 4 people, including some retired military types, who could not keep up. He went back to TBS and then to Finance. (Thanks to Andy K.,  seen on the left in the photo, for these kind words)

Obituary is here

Jean-Jacques Noreau May 8, 2013

More here

Lou Langlois

Lou Langlois November 4, 2012

With great sadness and tremendous love on Sunday, November 4, 2012 , after a short, brave battle with cancer at the age of 71. Born in D'Escousse, Cape Breton, N.S., son of the late Louis and Eveline (Boudreau) Langlois. Beloved husband of Barbara for 47 years. Loving father of Shelley (Guy Maisonneuve), John (Risa Shorr), Nicole (Kevin Blundell) and Paul (Jaimie). Devoted grandfather of Julien, Hector, Félix, Georgia-Marie, Beth and Sophie. Dear brother of Ronnie (Anne) Langlois, Vivian (George) Rose, Paul (Kim) Langlois and Jack (Madeline) Langlois, all of Nova Scotia and predeceased by his sister Joyce (the late Raymond) MacKinnon. Lou will be deeply missed by many nieces and nephews. Lou distinguished himself during a lengthy career with the Department of Finance. After retirement, he was active in golf, skiing and sailing. His favourite way to end the day was sitting on the deck overlooking the lake, with his wife and a glass of wine. Lou's life was guided by his faith and his love of family. He was a great husband, an amazing father, an awesome Pépé and a good man. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home Walkley Chapel, 1255 Walkley Road, Ottawa, ON, K1V-6P9, 613-731-1255 Tuesday November 6 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral Wednesday November 7 to Resurrection of Our Lord Church, 1940 Saunderson Drive for Mass of Christian Funeral at 11 a.m. Donations to the Hospice at Maycourt appreciated.  Sign the guest book here.

Stan McRoberts Stanley Clare McRoberts  1947-2011

With love and sadness we announce the death of Stan McRoberts, Ottawa, February 25, 2011.  Dearly loved husband of Kitty Slater and loving father of Christine (Marc Allain) and Emilie.  Dear brother of Alayne White (Bruce) and brother-in-law of Peggy Lange and Dick Slater.  Beloved 'Unc' to Derek White (Shirley Picknell) and girls, and to Vicki White (Damien Cox) and the Cox Clan.

A Celebration of Stan's life will be held at Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod, Friday, March 4, 2011. Visitation will be from 2 pm to 3 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ottawa Heart Institute.  Sign the guestbook.


Jack Manion

Athough Jack Manion was not formally a member of the Program Branch, he certainly had a great affinity for our work, and a great influence at a key time in its history.

MANION, John L. (Jack) Officer of the Order of Canada June 27, 1931 - December 24, 2010 It is with deep sadness that the Manion family announces the passing of their "Patriarch" John (Jack). After a valiant and courageous battle with leukemia he died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family - a devoted husband to his high school sweetheart and wife of 56 years Sylvia (Beaudry), loving father to his daughter Laurie (Gary Moreau) and his sons Ian (Peggy Austen), Bruce (Gina Howard) and Douglas (Amy Bienkampen). As a doting Poppa he cherished his grandchildren: Melanie, John, Anne-Marie, Matthew, Rachael, Katelin, Emily, Connor, Colby, Chloe, and baby Jay.

Complete obituary is available here.

Ed, Norm and Steve Ed Stimpson

STIMPSON, Edgar (Ed) WWII Veteran It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ed Stimpson on July 4th at the age of 85. Ed was a beloved husband to Diane (nee Barber), dear father to Steve (Sue), Scott and Tracy (Tracy), and grandfather to Matthew, Jessica, Austin and Alex. He was a dear brother to Edna Ullett, Muriel Lavoie, Roger Stimpson, Diane Morrissette and the late Viola Brule. Ed will be sorely missed by so many family and friends, including former colleagues from Treasury Board and the Public Service, buddies from Highlands Golf Club, the old Navy Mess and Carleton Tavern. Family and friends may visit at the Tubman Funeral Home, 3440 Richmond Road from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 8th. service to celebrate Ed's life will follow at 3 p.m. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the War Amps of Canada. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at .

NOTE: Ed frequented the Carleton Tavern every Tuesday and his son Tracy suggests that friends gather on Tuesday July 13 to raise a glass in his homour.  The Carleton is at 223 Armstrong at Parkdale near Wellingion.

Please go here to sign the guest book.

Norm BeaudryNorm Beaudry

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Norman Beaudry on June 7, 2010. He will be deeply missed by his wife Nancy Scott, his son Luc and his daughter-in-law Nathalie Quirouette, as well as by his three grandsons: Marc, Patrick and Philippe and other family and friends. Resting at La Cooperative Funeraire de l'Outaouais at 1369 La Verendrye West Blvd, Gatineau on Saturday, June 12, 2010 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sunday, June 13th, 2010 starting at 12:30 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 2:30 p.m. at La Cooperative. For information: (819) 568-2425,  fax (819) 568-2426

Please go here to sign the guestbook.  En Français ici.

Sally is #3 but #1 in our heartsSally Hudson - Feb 18, 2010

Sally Elizabeth Unexpectedly on February 18, 2010. Mother of Robert and Christopher, grandmother to her beloved Thane. A gathering to be held at The Old Mill in Ashton, Sunday, February 28 at 2 p.m. for those wishing to celebrate and remember.  

Sally is #3 in the photo but #1 in our hearts.

Some Sally stories and history:  

Dave Miller said "Sally and I started in TBS in March 1977.  She was Ed Radburn's secretary and Ed Stimpson still worked in Estimates then too."

Jim Quinn said "I guess it was in about 85 at Place Bell, when the fire alarm went off and there stood a very, very pregnant Sally. The stairs were not an option. I got her to the freight elevator, which served as the emergency elevator.  When I was just about to go, she looked down at her very large belly, then at me and in front of the open door said for all to hear "you can't leave me like this" .... followed by a pregnant pause. If I recall correctly, the elevator was close to full. Sally then said something else, which escapes me, took my arm and I sheepishly went along for the ride.

Several remebered one time when a pregnant Sally flipped her car on a slippery country road and we subsequntly filled her car with Pampers.  

View Sally's guestbook here.

Bob RichardsonBob Richardsom - Feb 24, 2009


   I am sad to inform you of the passing of one of the true Deans of The Program Branch, Bob Richardson.  Bob will be remembered as a leader and great public servant, who, as Deputy Secretary, steered the Branch in its heyday in the late 70's and early 80's, before leaving to head up the Canada Investment Agency.  He subsequently served as DM International Trade and later President of the Export Development Corporation. I remember him fondly as having great insight, perspective and intelligence as well as a wry sense of humour and considerable tolerance for the antics of the people he led. Visitation will be at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa on Sunday, March 1st from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

Andy Lieff

See newspaper notice here.

Bev GoochBev Gooch
GOOCH, Beverley Lynne (nee Thomas) Passed away peacefully at home in Kelowna, B.C. on Thursday, May 22, 2008. She is survived by her husband Victor and her two loving children Stephen and Valerie. Beverley was born and raised in Sandy Hill, attended Lisgar Collegiate and Carleton University and, after more than 30 years service, retired from the Federal Public Service in 2002. She was predeceased by her younger sister Sheila, her father Cameron and mother Lillian. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 30th at 2:00 pm at the Central Chapel, Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

David McEachran David McEachran

McEACHRAN, David "Ginger" Retired Deputy Secretary, Treasury Board Secretariat On Thursday, May 22, 2008 at the age of 73 years. Predeceased by his beloved wife Lynne. Dear father of Duncan (Louise Stacey), Kathy Logan (Fred), and Laurie Paige DiTommaso (Jason). Pop to Reid and Evan McEachran, Sarah, Stephanie, Emily and Kelly Logan and Lily, Abby and Georgia DiTommaso. Also survived by his sister Jill Chilton (Bruce) and by his mother-in-law Lillian Whitworth. Special thanks to the staff at Granite Ridge for their care and support. Friends may attend a memorial service at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road (between Bayshore and Baseline Road), Ottawa on Monday, June 2, 2008 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to his favourite charity, the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at

Pierre Adm

Pierre Adm
Les familles Adm et Plouffe ont le regret de vous annoncer le deces de PIERRE ADM 1950- 2006 le 5 octobre a l'age de 56 ans. 

Michael T. WilliamsWILLIAMS, T. Michael Suddenly and peacefully on Sunday, July 30, 2006 in his 68th year. Incredibly loved by his family: the "light of his life", his beloved wife Ginette; his sisters-in-law Judy Hemmingsen (Mississauga) and Hilary Williams (Calgary); his brother-in-law Matt Hemmingsen; his mother-in-law Margaret Weisbord and his late father-in-law Armand Weisbord, his nephews Dean Williams (Calgary) and Alex Hemmingsen and his niece Sarah Hemmingsen; his special family of Sharon McKeown and Jay Godbout and his beloved dog Bingo. An immensely proud graduate of Monmouth Boys School, South Wales and Oxford University. Michael was born on September 11, 1938 in Chepstow, Wales, son of the late Lona Pever (George) and the late Oswald Williams and brother of the late Anthony "Sarge" Williams. Michael came to Canada in 1965 and had a successful 32 year career with the Federal Public Service, latterly as an Executive in the Treasury Board and Department of National Defence. He retired in 1996.
Michael was well read, highly intelligent, a sensitive and caring gentleman. His love of art and problem solving was fulfilled in his volunteer positions as Treasurer of the Kanata Civic Art Gallery, as an InfoGuide at the Ottawa Airport and in his passion for acrylic painting. He will be greatly missed by many people who knew and loved him. 
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart Institute and the Humane Society would be appreciated.
Fran Cameron - 1947-2006


She was contacted about the re-union but sent her regrets that she wasn't well enough to attend.

October 13, 1947 to April 8, 2006.
She died enveloped in the care, love, support and kindness she was blessed to receive and share her entire life. She wished only that she had had some extra months to contribute more back to the work and people she felt so enriched by. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa on Wednesday, April 12, 2006, after 12:30pm until time of Memorial Service in the Chapel at 2:30pm. In lieu of flowers, Fran asked that donations be made to support the important work of The Shepherds of Good Hope, the Ottawa Carleton Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO), and the National Gallery of Canada Foundation.

Ed CookeEd Cooke - COOKE, Edwin Colin Retired Federal Public Servant 4153 RMC Born in Lancashire in the UK, 10 March 1936, died peacefully at the Montfort Hospital in Ottawa, on Saturday November 12, 2005. Ed was predeceased by his mother Ida, his first wife Isabel MacKay, in-laws Frank MacKay (Margie), Anna Way (Russell), Kenneth MacKay, half brother (UK) Basil Bancroft (Daisy), and is survived by his much loved father, Bill Cooke (Nolda), dear wife Brenda Turner, in-laws Joan Turner, Glen Turner (Sonya), John Gray (Lorraine), and Elsie MacRury, son Colin Cooke (Chrys), and his children Samantha and Benjamin, their mother Louise Sarazin (James), much loved daughter Karen Resch (Kevin), their children Kody and Kaylea. Fondly remembered by his new found special nephews and nieces and cousins, the latter including Neville Bancroft, and Michael Worsnip. At Ed's request there will be a short wake on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street at O'Connor, followed by a memorial service at 2:30 p.m. A brief reception at the McGarry Family Reception Centre will follow where friends may gather to share some of the family's good times. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1745 Woodward Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K2C 0P9, or to the Ottawa Humane Society, 101 Champagne Avenue South, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 4P3, or to a charity of your choice.
Beryl-1.jpg (1402 bytes) It is with deep sadness that I inform you that our dear friend and former colleague, Beryl Boyd, passed away November 29th after a courageous battle with cancer.

Beryl retired in January 1998 from a career with Treasury Board spanning close to three decades. She was responsible for many of the Expenditure Management computer systems that evolved throughout the years, most of which are still running today.

Beryl’s last official visit to these towers was in the fall of 1998 when she marched down the hallways playing her bagpipes as part of the United Way kick-off. She was a member of the Kemptville Legion Pipe and Drum Band.

In memory of Beryl, a memorial donation to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre, 737-7700, would be appreciated.

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