Late in 2007, the IOQ chose Dennis Cochrane to be the recipient of a Citation for his long standing service (approx 18 years) to the Northland Branch of the Institute. Before it could be awarded, Dennis died suddenly in March 2008.

As a measure of the high esteem held for Dennis, the Citation was awarded posthumously at the Goughs Group Dinner, with Sandy Sime of Kaigoose Lime, accepting the Citation on Aileen Cochrane’s behalf from IOQ President, George Kelcher.