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A Message from OMERS President and CEO, Blake Hutcheson
…The effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted our portfolio in 2020, particularly our business- and consumer-facing investments, contributing to an investment return net of expenses of -2.7% for the year. Widespread lockdowns in investments that included retail properties, and the transportation and entertainment sectors explain more than half of our shortfall to our benchmark in 2020.
“We are a long-term investor that pays pensions over decades, and with a strong team and strategy in place, this single year will not define us,” said Blake Hutcheson, OMERS President and CEO….continued
Passed away peacefully after a brief illness at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Sunday January 24, 2021 at 75 years of age. Beloved husband of Mary (nee Martin) of 52 years. Dear father of Michele and Brent (Lyn Trudeau); a step-grandfather of Stevie Trudeau and a stepfather of Jody Lowry. Cherished brother of Gary (Linda), Ken (Tia), Keith (Kathleen) and David (Jackie). Brian is the adored middle son of Wilfred and his wife Phyllis (nee Hounslow). Brian retired from Niagara Regional Police Services after 25 years of service. He enjoyed the antics of eight cats, he was adept at handiwork, he took pleasure in nature and hiking, and he found joy and luck in occasional outings to the local casino. In honouring Brian’s wishes cremation has taken place to be followed by a private family service will take place. Memorial donations to Parkinson Society of Canada would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Considerate Cremation & Burial Services, 52 Scott Street West, St. Catharines (between Ontario Street & South Service Road), 289-362-1144. Online condolences may be made at CCBSCares.ca
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Sadly we have learned of the passing of long time PPAO member and past director Joan Morrison. Those of us that knew Joan will remember her fondly for her caring nature and loving smile.
The PPAO Board of Directors extend our condolences to Joan’s family at this difficult time. The PPAO will make a donation to the charity chosen on behalf of the PPAO membership. We will also add Joan’s obituary to our Last Post web site page.
Terry Hill, Director PPAO
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Ladies and Gentlemen,
This came through yesterday from the Canadian Snowbirds Association. Making plans for trips to the US might be a bit more difficult after 26 January 2021. More detailed information can be found through the link at the bottom this message.
Terry Hill, Director PPAO
It is with deep sadness the family of Michael announces his passing at his home on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. Cherished father of Sarah Gamble of Burlington and Michael (Mikey) Gamble (Naomi) of Niagara Falls. Dearly loved brother of Helen (Honu) MacIver (Sandy) of Welland and Marion (Doody) Gamble (Jane) of London. Loving uncle of Stephanie Gamble of Guelph and Matthew Gamble (Natika) of Baden. Predeceased by his beloved wife of 30 years Micheline Gamble (nee Bisson), parents Helen and Marion “Alabama” Gamble. Detective Sergeant Gamble commenced his career with the Niagara Regional Police Service in 1971 as an eighteen year old Police Cadet. In 1974 he achieved the rank of Police Constable, and in 1986 was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. During his career he had various assignments which included uniform patrol duties in St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, and Welland. He had further assignments to St. Catharines and Niagara Falls CIB and Street Crime Units, the Fraud Unit, Intelligence Unit, Major Crime Unit, and was also a Polygraph Examiner for the Service. He was very active in the Niagara Regional Police Association and served as President of the NRPA. After a 36 year career, Detective Sergeant Gamble retired from the Service in 2007. Michael went on to work as an Inspector for 10 years with Brock University Campus Security Services. Michael was known for his complete dedication to his family and his career. Those who had the pleasure of knowing him would recognize his generosity, kindness and witty humour. Michael took the utmost care in loving his family and ensuring all their needs were met. Arrangements entrusted to the H. L. Cudney Funeral Home, 241 West Main Street, Welland. A private service has taken place. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be deeply appreciated by Michael’s family. Online condolences available at www.cudneyfuneralhome.com.
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Ladies and Gentlemen,
Attached is the paper prepared by Dr. Parnoby and Broll on retiree resilience and satisfaction with life, which almost 1000 of our members participated in. The PPAO Board of Directors would like to thank those from our membership who participated in this very informative study. The PPAO Board would also like to thank Dr. Parnaby and Broll for their time and commitment into understanding our members issues post retirement. Continue reading
Clay was the much loved husband and best friend of Janis (nee Winchester) for 62 years. He will be sadly missed by his son Rod (Shirley) Marriott of St. Catharines and his daughter Lynn (Jim) Windjack of Thorold. Much loved Papa to Jennie (Dean) Coulson, and adored great grandpa of Nash and Reid, of Lloydminster, Alberta, and beloved Papa of Kim Marriott (Ephryn Giesbrecht), of St. Catharines. He was the step grandfather to James Windjack and Lisa (Jeremy) DiFranco, both of St. Catharines and step great grandpa to Ben DiFranco and Sammy Windjack. Clay is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Rae (late Gus) MacKenzie, of Halifax, and Sarina (late Sam) Marriott of Niagara Falls, his brother Rick Marriott of Stevensville, Clay’s best friend of over 65 years, Merv (Ann) Connor, of Pembroke as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, George and Dola Marriott, his brothers, Walt, Graham and Sam, and his sister, Helena and her three daughters, Lila, Jessica and Elizabeth.
He was born in Marmora, Ontario, on July 15, 1937 but raised in Chippawa. Clay joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1955 and was honourably discharged in 1960 with his proudest moments being a member of the Queen’s Household Guard in Ottawa in 1957,and piping Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth Il ashore during her royal visit in 1959. Clay joined the City of St. Catharines police department in 1969 and retired from the Niagara Regional Police with the rank of Inspector in 1998*. He was extremely proud of being the only constable to teach at Aylmer Police College and was relied upon by numerous police departments, lawyers and others for his expertise in the Canadian Criminal Code.
Our family would like to express our deepest gratitude for the wonderful, compassionate and respectful care that Clay received at the T. Roy Adams Centre. They made the difficult journey through dementia easier and for that we are forever grateful.
In honouring Clay’s wishes, cremation will take place and there will be no service. The family would appreciate any memorial donations in Clay’s name be made to the T. Roy Adams Centre for Dementia Care at Linhaven, to be able to assist them in their work for dementia patients and their families. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Simpler Times Cremation Centre, 905-937-4444.
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