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Celebrating the Life of Valued Employee


The Board is mourning the sudden passing of a dedicated employee.

Carolin Ochman, an Educational Assistant (EA) at St. Basil Catholic Elementary School in Sault Ste. Marie, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 17.  Carolin was hired by the Board in 2006 as a casual EA and became a permanent employee in 2008.  She worked at St. Basil Secondary, St. Paul Elementary, Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary, and most recently St. Basil.

“We are remembering Carolin’s family, friends, and colleagues in our thoughts and prayers at this time of sorrow.  No matter the time of year, it is difficult to lose someone we love, but it can be especially difficult to experience this loss so suddenly and so close to Christmas.  Carolin was a devoted employee of our board and will be dearly missed by many colleagues and the students she so loyally served,” said Director of Education, Rose Burton Spohn.

Counselors were at St. Basil Elementary on Monday, December 18 to support staff and students.  A memorial service will be held at the school the week of December 18.