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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.

Barb Bell

Treasurer
Member of Sechelt Branch
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.

Gail Croteau

Gail Croteau

Secretary
Member of Sechelt Branch

Gail moved to the Sunshine Coast in the early 1980’s with her son and daughter. She worked at the Sunshine Coast Credit Union for 10 years and another 10 at Coast Cable. Gail loves to garden, read, make cookies for the 4 grandkids and take long walks. She really enjoys being part of the Auxiliary: we are like a family. What we do is very important and Gail is proud to play a small part in it.

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

Karen Noon

Chair of Thrift Store
Member of Halfmoon Bay Branch

Karen Noon was born and raised in West Vancouver. She studied education at UBC and completed her degree in 1981. Karen then did a circle tour of Alberta and Northern BC for 14 years, following her husband’s career. Karen and her family moved back to the lower mainland in 1995 and settled in Tsawwassen, where she worked for the Delta School District, teaching elementary grades. Karen and her husband retired to the Sunshine Coast in 2013. Karen joined the auxiliary in order to meet new people and found herself drawn to the Thrift Store. Karen works as a cashier, with the collectibles, and helps out wherever extra hands are needed.

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.

Donna Keywich

Donna Keywich

Co-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.

Pat Dallin

Pat Dallin

Co-Chair of the Gift Shop
Member of Hopkins Landing Branch
Dee Reynolds

Dee Reynolds

Co-Education Chair

Dolores Reynolds (Dee) was born and lived in Alberta until retiring to Sechelt. She worked as an RN. Dee loves gardening, singing and being out doors.

Trish Sayer

Trish Sayer

Co-Education Chair

Trish was born in England and grew up in Montreal. She graduated from the Montreal General Hospital School of Nursing in 1970 and Concordia University in 1974. In 1977 she visited Vancouver and never left, falling in love with the sea and the west coast mountains. She raised three children and worked at Burnaby Hospital for 22 years as an R.N. and later as a Patient Care Coordinator. She retired to Gibsons with her husband in 2010 and joined the auxiliary in 2013 working in the Loan Cupboard and as secretary of the Gibsons branch.


 

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.

Joan Anderson

Joan Anderson

Chair of Hopkins Landing Branch

Trudi Heller

Chair of Gibsons Branch

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