TREE OF LIGHTS ANNUAL CAMPAIGN
2018 $33,405.00 2019 $17,785.00
TREE OF LIGHTS 2020 SPECIAL DEDICATION
Valerie was a long-time resident of Elliot Lake who worked as an RPN and Pharmacy Assistant at St. Joseph’s General Hospital from 1978 – 2007. Val died surrounded by her loving family and friends in the hospice suite, a room once part of an active obstetrics ward where she worked. Hearing from Val in her last days, this was a room which was at times filled with her passion for nursing and a fondness for those babies under her care. Val will be missed dearly by all who had the fortune to meet her.
Karen was born in Kirkland Lake. She moved to Elliot Lake in 1982 and graduated from ELSS (around 1984. She started working at St Joseph's hospital in 2000 working in housekeeping almost 20 years before she became ill. Karen was well liked by her many co-workers and was other hospital staff . She was known as being a very caring, thoughtful and laidback and always thought of others before herself.
TREE OF LIGHTS 2019 SPECIAL DEDICATION
L to R: Board Member Cleta Sarich, Charlie Flintoff, Jane Primeau, Board Member Dan Dean, Bill Flintoff.
The lights of this year’s St. Joseph’s General Hospital Foundation's annual Tree of Lights were all aglow Sunday evening at St. Joseph’s General Hospital in Elliot Lake.
This year, the Tree of Lights was in honour of two long-time Elliot Lake residents who died this year, Carl Flintoff and Ralph Primeau. This year, the lights were switched on by Jane Primeau, widow of Ralph Primeau.
More than 50 people attended the annual tree lighting ceremony.
While Pierre Ozolins, St. Joseph’s General Hospital CEO, was unable to attend this year’s tree lighting ceremony, Elliott expressed Ozolins and the hospital staff’s appreciation and support from the public.
Cleta Sarich delivered the greeting of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie. The blessing was performed by Dan Dean.
The Jewels and Gents choir performed a couple of Christmas carols, including Joy to the World and Silent Night.
Ann Foy says that this year, she is unable to hold the Christmas Cantata. However, the Jewels and Gents will be performing at a number of locations over the next few weeks.
The event was concluded with the attendees going to the hospital cafeteria for refreshments.
SPECIAL TREE OF LIGHTS DONATION 2018
Carl Flintoff presents Board Member Cleta Sarich with a $5000.00 cheque in memory of his wife Jacqueline Flintoff .