Thank You for Seven Decades of Smiles – And Much More

Seen in image above: Every year, the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon provides a special opportunity to say thank you to our amazing volunteers. Here, some of the volunteers who were recognized gathered together: James Pitruniak (5 Years), Dawn Atwood-Ouellette (20 Years), Elinor Jordan (30 Years), Margaret Countryman (25 Years), Grace Robinson (10 Years), Sharel Bell (5 Years), Elizabeth Luck (5 Years), and Linda Foster (V-Pin recipient). Courtesy photo

WINCHESTER — The Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) volunteers were honoured at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon held at the Chesterville Legion on April 18.
And the accolades were well-deserved! For 70 years, the Auxiliary has been supporting patients, staff and our community, lending a helping hand wherever needed. In fact, our volunteers donated 13,000 hours of time in 2017.
The luncheon included a wonderful Italian buffet, as well as entertainment provided by CEO Cholly Boland, CIO Sean O’Brien and Engineer Brian McAulay.

At the event, several volunteers were recognized for milestone anniversaries:
30 years – Elinor Jordan
25 years – Margaret Countryman
20 years – Dawn Atwood- Ouellette
20 years – Lisa Streng
10 years – Grace Robinson
5 years – Sharel Bell
5 years – Madeline Bourbonnais
5 years – Elizabeth Luck
5 years – James Pitruniak
5 years – Shawn Sutton
5 years – Mike Villeneuve
5 years – Marieke vanNoppen
5 years – Stephen McClellan
5 years – Andrew Barrett

Linda Foster and Brenda Pascoe were also recognized for going above and beyond in their duties. They received an Auxiliary V-Pin.
Congratulations and thank you to all of our volunteers! The need for more volunteers always exists. If you are interested in volunteering at WDMH, please contact Catherine O’Neill at or 613-774-2420 ext. 6323.

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