Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

February 18, 2009 10:15 ET

Institute to Commemorate the Passing of President Michele Demers

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 18, 2009) - The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) will be holding a memorial service in honour of its late President Michele Demers on Friday, February 20, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at the Saint-Francois d'Assise Church (20 Fairmont Avenue, corner Wellington). A reception will be held in the church hall following the ceremony. President Demers had tragically passed away on February 10, 2009 in Montreal after suffering a brain aneurysm while addressing union members at a meeting.

Over the course of her long career, Michele's passion and dedication to the well-being of others touched a great number of Canadians from coast-to-coast and from all walks of life. PIPSC members and staff will be joined at the service by representatives of the labour movement, of the federal government, and by family members and friends. All will come together to celebrate the amazing life of this exceptional public figure.

The 55,000 members of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada have lost a dedicated and passionate leader who will be greatly missed.

Contact Information

  • Chantal Lecours
    613-228-6310, extension 2229
    613-864-4368 (cell)
    or
    Pierre Villon
    613-228-9018, extension 2228
    613-794-9369 (cell)