“First of all, the reason for any donation I’ve made to this hospital is it’s pay-back time for my frequent use of it’s facilities and the top-notch care provided!.” said Alli Graham as she gave her reasons for becoming a Partner with the Shuswap Hospital Foundation.
Alli was born in Chase March 10, 1924, her first three years were in Sqiulax, then Cambie, near Sicamous which was home from 1927 to early 1952. Alli worked at several temporary jobs in early adulthood and by early 1952 after the death of both parents in 1943 and 1950 she had to leave …read more
Dr. Lee Penner, who sadly passed away in November, became a Benefactor of the Shuswap Hospital Foundation. A Celebration of Life took place Saturday April 29th where friends and family honoured the memory of Dr. Penner. Dr. Penner and his wife Jos raised their family in Salmon Arm and Dr. Penner worked for many years at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital as well as in family practice. He was a well respected and much loved physician and general practitioner who made a difference to health care in our community. His career spanned many aspects of health care including surgery, anaesthetics, …read more
Welcome to Del & Mid Vaughan, our newest Partners. After retiring, Del & Mid built their home on the lake in Eagle Bay. Sadly, Del passed away in December 2012 from cancer. Mid now lives in Salmon Arm during the winter and enjoys the lake with her family in the summer.
We are very grateful for the caring generosity of people like Del & Mid Vaughan.
Frank Barnard’s $10,000 donation to the Sorrento & Area Community Health Centre (via the Shuswap Hospital Foundation) will assist in completing the second stage renovations to their exam rooms. They have also constructed a memorial wall to recognize community donors who have made the health centre possible. The Frank Barnard Memorial Tree was painted by local artist Judy Frederickson.
The centre is located above Munro’s Sorrento Prescriptions on the TransCanada Highway in Sorrento and is a partnership between Interior health and the Sorrento area.
The Lions Club of Salmon Arm made another generous donation of $10,700 bringing them up to the Patron category. They were presented with a Gold Fish which will be placed on the Foundation Recognition Wall at the hospital. Pictured are Lions Club President John Lund, Lions Club Treasurer Helen Cheeseman and Lions Club Director Hugh Hatchard. Thank you to the Lions Club of Salmon Arm!
Aileen Cruickshank placed a fish on the Recognition Wall for her husband Alvin Cruickshank.
Al was the second oldest of a family of nine children, born and raised in Owen Sound, Ontario. He took early retirement from a large printing firm, where he was Foreman of the Electrical and Maintenance Department. He decided to move from Ontario to Salmon Arm, BC in May, 1989 to be closer to his only child, daughter Terry Adair, and his only grandchild, grandson Jamie Adair. He enjoyed golfing, lawn bowling and curling. Alvin died on July 12, 2001.
Drs. Brian & Gail Ayotte recently became new Benefactors of the Shuswap Hospital Foundation. Brian & Gail arrived in Salmon Arm in 1980 and raised a family here. Dr. Brian Ayotte served on the medical staff at Shuswap Lake General Hospital as Chief of Staff and also as Chief of Staff for the North Okanagan Region. He also served on the Shuswap Hospital Foundation Board of Directors for seven years with two years as President. Dr. Gail Ayotte’s skills were put to great use in caring for geriatric patients as they moved through the medical and …read more
Albert Schmidt of ARK Masonry is a recent benefactor. Albert’s wife Susan is an RN at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital and through their donations have enabled the purchase of equipment for the hospital. Thank you to Albert and ARK Masonry for your tremendous support.
The President John Lund, Treasurer Helen Cheeseman and one of the Directors Hugh Hatchard of the Lions Club of Salmon Arm dropped by the Foundation and presented Fiona Harris, Director of Development with a cheque for $20,000!
The Lions Club of Salmon Arm is now closed and these monies were the balance of funds. John Lund said that since the money was raised in the community, it should be put back into the community. This donation from the Lions Club of Salmon Arm will make a great kick-off for the fall campaign! Our heartfelt thanks to John, Helen, Hugh and …read more