TREE OF LIGHTS ANNUAL CAMPAIGN
2013 $18,322.00 2014 $15,028.60
2015 $15,735.00 2016 $24,308.70
2017 $33,405.60 2018 $33,405.00 2019 $17,785.00 2020 $19,695.00
TREE OF LIGHTS 2022 SPECIAL DEDICATION
Special Dedication Photo
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Cleta Sarich (foundation board rep)
Wendell was born in Little Current, Ontario on Manitoulin Island. He moved to Elliot Lake with his family in the Spring of 1958. Wendell attended ELSS and worked in the family dairy business. In 1965 he married his childhood sweetheart, Brenda Wilson and they became the parents of two beautiful boys. Around 1971 Wendell left his family’s business and ventured out on his own creating a sand and gravel construction business. Wendell Farquhar Trucking Ltd., a business he owned and operated until his death. Wendell took great pride in hiring local employees allowing families to remain in Elliot Lake. Wendell’s legacy lives o through his respected and unbiased leadership and his dedication in helping to create the strong community we are today.
Wendell William Farquhar
Dan was a Registered Medical Laboratory Technologist, a Registered Microbiology Technologist and a Registered Cytology Technologist. His career began at the Woodstock General Hospital 1971. In 1981 he became the Manager of Bio- Science Laboratory in Windsor. In 2001 Dan, moved to Elliot Lake where he finished his career reading cytology smears for Gamma- Dynacare Laboratories.
Dan was very involved in his Church, The Knights of Columbus and his community. He enjoyed his time volunteering at the Food Bank for many years. He served two terms on the SJGH board of Governors as the Bishop’s representative. He served on the Hospital Foundation until he became ill earlier this year.
Dan was ordained a Deacon of the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie in 2014 and served in this capacity at Our Lady of Fatima Parish (now Paroisse Ste Bernadette Parish) in Elliot Lake ministering to the spiritual needs of parishioners and at St Joseph General Hospital, St. Joseph’s Manor, Huron Lodge and Hillside Park.
Dan was a quiet family man with a keen sense of humour.
TREE OF LIGHTS 2021 SPECIAL DEDICATION
Wilma Ingram moved to Elliot Lake with her husband John in 1959 where they raised six daughters. Wilma was very active in the community volunteering her time as a chaperon on school trips, camping with Brownies, Royal Canadian Legion, Salvation Army and at St. Joseph’s General Hospital.
Wilma Ingram est déménagée à Elliot Lake avec son époux en 1959 où ils ont élevé six filles. Wilma était très active dans la communauté en faisant du bénévolat en tant que chaperon pendant les voyages d’école, en faisant du camping avec les Brownies, en participant à la Légion royale canadienne, l’Armée du Salut et l’hôpital général St-Joseph.
Robert Stirling moved to Elliot Lake with his parents in 1958 where he attended public and high school. Bob was a strong supporter of his community. Over the years he served on the school board, Parks and Recreation Committee, Chamber of Commerce and ELNOS. Bob promoted a healthy life-style and would take the time and effort to help new people enjoy sports.
Robert Stirling est déménagé à Elliot Lake avec ses parents en 1958 où il a fréquenté l’école publique et l’école secondaire. Bob était un partisan actif de notre communauté. Au cours des années, il a siégé au conseil scolaire, au comité des parcs et loisirs, à la chambre de commerce et à ELNOS. Bob faisait la promotion d’un mode de vie sain et il prenait le temps et faisait l’effort d’aider les gens à profiter des sports.
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 .