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Meet our Board

Executive of the Board

Carole Murray

Carole Murray

President
Member of Halfmoon Bay Branch

Carole was born and raised in Vancouver, before moving to Lynn Valley (N.V.) to bring up our family. Carole retired, after teaching school for 28 years, to our beloved, long time family home on Halfmoon Bay. Carole joined the auxiliary in 2007, because I wanted to work with the seniors at Totem Lodge.

Candice Sayre

Candice Sayre

First Vice-President
Member of Sechelt Branch

Candice moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2005 from Houston, Texas where she was a partner in a law firm and specialized in litigation of commercial cases at the state and federal levels for twenty-five years. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Candice taught at the university, high school and adult education levels for ten years. In Michigan, where she was born and in Hawaii. After owning and operating RapidEdge in Sechelt for five years, Candice and her husband decided to retire in 2010. Since then she has been involved in volunteer work at the SPCA, teaching English as a Second Language at Capilano University, the West Sechelt Community Association where she serves as chair and joined the Sechelt Branch of St. Mary’s Hospital/Healthcare Auxiliary in 2013.

Warren Jones

Second Vice-President
Member of Sechelt Branch

Warren Jones started his retail career at age 16 working part-time at Sears in Surrey until he graduated from BCIT with a marketing diploma. He was then hired by Sears as a Department Manager working in various stores and departments. In 1983 Warren was hired by London Drugs as a Store Supervisor and within 5 years, he became a Store Manager. He managed several stores in the Lower Mainland and Abbotsford, was instrumental in the relocation of the Clearbrook store to a new location, and opened new stores in Maple Ridge and Mission He also spent a full year at London Drugs Head Office developing their overall store information and tracking systems which are still being used today. In 2007, Warren moved to the Gibson’s store on the Sunshine Coast and managed that store until retiring after 32 years of employment with London Drugs. He joined the Health Care Auxiliary in 2014.

Viviane Haynes

Vivian Haynes

Treasurer
Member of Halfmoon Bay Branch

Vivian did day to day bookkeeping and payroll for her husbands business under the tutelage of a CPA. That, along with banking experience, started her journey with “figures”. In 1972 she joined CIBC, where she held various positions including analyzing financial data for the Senior VP, BC region and administrative manager in Consumer Loans. When she retired in 1996 she took on bookkeeping for a cooperative apartment block and the last 10 years has volunteered with the Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary, holding Treasurer positions with several of the Auxiliary’s entities. She has thoroughly enjoyed it all. Every day is a learning experience with many and diverse challenges.

Jennifer Gray

Jennifer Gray

Publicity
Member of Halfmoon Bay Branch

Jennifer is a retired Social Worker. She moved to the Sunshine Coast with her husband four years ago and built her dream home in Halfmoon Bay. She joined the Auxiliary in 2011 and has met many wonderful people and enjoy making a contribution to the community.

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Gail Croteau

Secretary
Member of Sechelt Branch
Gayle Bennett

Gayle Bennett

Past President
Member of Hopkins Landing Branch

Gayle was raised in Vancouver and Kitimat. I came to the Sunshine Coast in 1964 raising my family and being involved with the Community. I Worked with B.C. Ferries for 30 years as Secretary, Office Manager and Ass’t. Agent. Upon retirement, I joined our St. Mary’s Hospital Auxiliary to help and work with the many aspects of our Auxiliary.


 

Committee Chairs

Jane Bader

Jane Bader

Chair of Thrift Store
Member of Halfmoon Bay Branch

Jane was born and raised in the east end of Vancouver, attended UBC, worked with investments in downtown Vancouver, became a legal secretary, married and moved to Surrey to raise a family. After a few years as a hobby farmer Jane opened and ran a daycare for children from birth to elementary school age. After 21 years she closed “Pattycakes Daycare” and pursued other interests. In January of 2011 Jane and her husband moved to Sechelt to enjoy their retirement in the idyllic setting of the Sunshine Coast. In August of 2012 she joined the Auxiliary and soon became a day Manager. In 2015 Jane became the Chair of the Thrift Store and has enjoyed working with many motivated men and women plus making new friendships.

Donna Keywich

Donna Keywich

Chair of the Gift Shop
Member of Hopkins Landing Branch

Donna grew up, married and raised her family in Burnaby. She retired to the Coast with her husband in 2007. She joined the auxiliary later that year and was able to meet and connect with the community. Thru this organization Donna has made many wonderful friendships. Along the way her passion for “shopping” drew her to the Gift Shop where she currently manages and does the buying along with a great team of volunteers.

Wendy Hunt

Wendy Hunt

Chair of the Loan Cupboard
Member of Sechelt Branch

Wendy was born and raised in the Burnaby/Vancouver area. After graduating from the Vancouver General Hospital School of Nursing she worked in various nursing positions, coming to St. Mary’s Hospital in 1981. She was Director of Nursing until her retirement in 1999. She is active in the Sechelt Branch and is co-chair of the Loan Cupboard.

Dee Reynolds

Co-Education Chair

Trish Sayer

Co-Education Chair



 

Branch Chairs

Maureen Lee

Maureen Lee

Co-Chair of Pender Harbour Branch

In 2005, Maureen was invited to a Hospital Auxiliary Meeting and luncheon. By the end of that meeting, she was so impressed by what this small group had accomplished that she joined and never looked back. Maureen started in the Thrift and became vice-chair for one year, followed by chair for 4 years. She also was head of fundraising for the branch for 5 years, Education rep. for 1 year as well as being very active in the “Back the Cat Campaign“ for the hospital. Maureen is currently co-chair of Pender Harbour branch, as well as being their Membership rep. and Sunshine Person.

Patti Gaudet

Patti Gaudet

Co-Chair of Pender Harbour Branch

Patti was born and raised in Vancouver. She moved to the Sunshine Coast in 1977 with her husband and son and settled in Pender Harbour. After having another son in 1979 she decided to go back to work part time at the local pharmacy. She was encouraged to get her Real Estate Licence in 2007 and is still an active Realtor with Royal LePage. Patti joined the Auxiliary in 2006 and has enjoyed the friendships she has made up and down the Coast. Patti has enjoyed the challenge of being co-chair of the Pender Harbour Branch.

Shelley Grainger

Chair of Halfmoon Bay Branch

Shelley Grainger has lived in Halfmoon Bay since 1984. She worked in marketing and communications in the Vancouver film industry with Playback, Canada’s Broadcast and Production Journal, Bardel Animation Inc. and Telefilm Canada. After many years of commuting she retired from business in 2006. Since then she has been active volunteering in the community with the Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary as Chair of the Halfmoon Bay Branch, in the Auxiliary Loan Cupboard at the Sechelt Hospital and for the Sunshine Coast Food Bank.

Jackie Henderson

Chair of Sechelt Branch

Jackie was born in Quebec, went from Montreal to Edmonton to Vancouver and finally to the Sunshine Coast in 2002, where she helped raised her adored grand-children.
She joined the Sechelt Branch in 2007 where she served as Manager and Treasurer of the thrift shop. Later as Treasurer of the Sechelt branch, Vice-Chair and now Chair.
Jackie is enjoying life on the Coast with her many friends as well as the companionship of her executive members.

Marion Jolicoeur

Co-Chair of Roberts Creek Branch

Marion Jolicoeur moved to the Sunshine Coast in 1972. She raised her family in Roberts Creek and worked in preschools and various schools within SD 46. Now retired, she enjoys volunteering at the Thrift Store and with Roberts Creek Branch fundraisers for the Auxiliary.

Jeanie Parker

Co-Chair of Roberts Creek Branch

Jeanie came to Roberts Creek for two weeks and stayed for 40 years. She has worked at various local businesses, including the Roberts Creek General Store and the Post Office. Since “retiring” she’s returned to volunteering and joined the Auxiliary in 2013 to work at the Loan Cupboard.

Jerry Nimmo

Gerry Nimmo

Chair of Hopkins Landing Branch

Gerry was born in Vancouver and moved to the Coast in 1955. She and her husband raised their family in northern BC and after 30 years retired back to the Coast. Gerry has always been an active volunteer and joined the Auxiliary upon her return.

Debbie English

Debbie English

Chair of Gibsons Branch

Debbie was born at St. Mary’s Hospital and raised on the Sunshine Coast. She left the Coast in 1985 to pursue her career, but returned in 2000 to raise two daughters. She has had a career in healthcare for 25 plus years. Debbie became manager of the Health Record Department at St. Mary’s Hospital (now Sechelt Hospital) and was part of the early planning phases of the new wing. Debbie loves working at the thrift store. It’s the best job ever! She is also a dedicated volunteer with Girl Guides of Canada on the Sunshine Coast. Debbie is looking forward to the next two years as chair, working towards the goals of the auxiliary providing healthcare to the members of our communities on the Sunshine Coast.