Executive of the Board

Warren Jones

Warren Jones

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.

Jennifer Gray

Jennifer Gray

Vice-President
Member of Halfmoon Bay Branch

Jennifer moved to the Sunshine Coast with her husband in 2011 after retiring from a career in Social Services. They built her dream home in Halfmoon Bay. She joined the Auxiliary almost immediately and has met many wonderful people and enjoys making a contribution to the community.

Fran Miller

Fran Miller

Vice-President
Member of Hopkins Landing Branch

Fran spent 30 years in Prince George with her husband Klaus, working as the Coordinator of Disability Services at the College of New Caledonia. Her work career, supporting adults with a disability who were returning to Post Secondary Education was supplemented with years of volunteer work in executive positions for her union. Retirement to beautiful Gibsons, in 2003 brought lots more opportunities to volunteer as Fran joined the Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary, Hopkins Branch. She has organized many fundraisers and continues as the liaison for branch bursary funding. Previous auxiliary board experience includes secretary, publicity director and second vice-president. Fran’s lifelong commitment to social justice, and belief in the need to “walk the talk” is totally congruent with her commitment to the values of The Sunshine Coast Health Care Auxiliary. She is committed to supporting and promoting the work of all the auxiliary branches.

Marian Mitchell

Marian Mitchell

Vice-President
Member of Sechelt Branch

Marian’s love for the sunshine Coast was launched long ago and along with her husband and children enjoyed every summer on the Coast since 1967. They lived in Sechelt briefly from 1973 to 1976 and their two youngest children were born at St Mary’s hospital. They were transferred to the mainland and brought up the family in North Vancouver. She enjoyed a career in Customer Service with the Royal Bank, Cantel (Rogers) Wireless, Rogers Cable and retired from Shaw Cable as Project Manager in 2011. Their love for the coast brought them back to retire in 2015 and she joined the Sechelt Healthcare Auxiliary at that time. She has held several positions within the Auxiliary and recognizes the value of giving back to our community and is happy to be part of the Auxiliary.

Karen Noon

Vice-President
Member of Halfmoon Bay Branch

Karen, a retired elementary school teacher, and her husband Jim moved to the Sunshine Coast in the summer of 2013. They love the coast and spend lots of time outdoors gardening, hiking, kayaking and fishing. Karen joined the auxiliary to become active in community service and to meet new people. She started working in the Thrift Store and went on to become Chair of the Thrift Committee, a position she held for two years. Karen is currently past chair of the Thrift Committee and continues to work at the Thrift Store. Karen is looking forward to her new role with the Board.

Klaus Blume

Klaus Blume

Treasurer
Member of Hopkins Landing Branch

Klaus taught in Prince George for 34 years, before retiring to the Sunshine Coast. Prior to volunteering for the Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary (Hopkins Branch), Klaus spent ten years as a volunteer with the Royal Canadian Marine Search And Rescue, Station 14, Gibsons. Klaus was an active crew member in addition to his work as unit treasurer, responsible for gaming grants and managing government and donation funding. Klaus feels strongly that volunteer work not only contributes to the community but adds value to each individual who has time to share their skills and resource base.

Jacqui Jones-Cox

Jacqui Jones-Cox

Publicity Officer
Member of Halfmoon Bay Branch

Jacqui has had a home on the coast since 2003. She is now retired from working as a Librarian and Branch Coordinator with North Vancouver District Public Library for close to 30 years. Hoping to “give back to the community” Jacqui joined the Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary. She also volunteers with the Sunshine Coast Community Services and is happy to turn her hand to any need.

Maureen Hamblin

Maureen Hamblin

Secretary
Member of Sechelt Branch

It seems I’ve always been a secretary and here I am still doing the job I love! We bought in Sechelt in 2005, retired in 2007 and went full-time RVing for eight years while our son lived in the house. We finished that in 2015 and by the end of 2016 had built our new house where the old house had stood. We love our community and volunteering is a great way to meet people. I joined the Auxiliary in early 2019 after being invited by a lovely lady I was sitting next to on the bus to Vancouver. I work at the Thrift Store on Mondays and have also served as Secretary for the Sechelt Branch over the past year.

Candice Sayre

Candice Sayre

Past 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 served as chair and joined the Sechelt Branch of St. Mary’s Hospital/Healthcare Auxiliary in 2013.


 

Committee Chairs

Marg Walters

Marg Walters

Co-Chair of Thrift Store
Member of Halfmoon Bay Branch

Marg was born and raised in Saskatchewan but spent most of her 33 year teaching career with the Calgary Board of Education. Upon retirement Marg and her husband moved to the Sunshine Coast. Marg has been an active member in the Halfmoon Bay Branch of the Auxiliary since 2008. Although she loves to travel, she attempts to balance it with her responsibilities at the Thrift.

Gail Croteau

Gail Croteau

Co-Chair of Thrift Store
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.

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

Pat moved to the Sunshine Coast in 1997 after living in Los Angeles and sailing the Caribbean for 10 years with her family. She has three children and three grandchildren. Pat joined the auxiliary in 2009 after retiring from nursing (a fellow VGH graduate with Wendy Hunt) and now volunteer as first Vice in the Gift Shop helping with the buying and management team.

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.

Karen Archer

Karen Archer

Chair of Education
Member of Halfmoon Bay Branch

Karen retired early having completed a 25 year career in human resources management, first with the Hudson’s Bay Company and then with the North Shore Credit Union. Together with her husband Ian they relocated from North Vancouver to the Sunshine Coast in 1997. Karen joined the auxiliary in 1998 and became the coordinator of Junior Volunteers. This first position has led to almost 25 years of auxiliary volunteer service. She has been president of our own auxiliary, and has also served the BCAHA as the Lower Mainland Rep and as the Director of Communications. Most recently she served on our Granting Committee since its conception. Also during this time Karen served as director of the Sunshine Coast Credit Union, Sunshine Coast Community Services Society, and Sunshine Coast Resource Centre. Obviously one of Karen’s values is to support an organizations human resources. This fits right into our Education Committee.

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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.

Anne Selder

Anne Selder

Chair of Halfmoon Bay Branch

Anne semi-retired to the Sunshine Coast in 2000 from a career as Computer Software Tester. She and her husband built and ran a Bed & Breakfast until 2012. She was involved with the B&B Association on the board as Marketing Chair. She has also been actively involved in the Sunshine Coast Quilters Guild since 2001, with their youth program, quilt shows and other positions. Creative endeavours are her passion and she keeps healthy playing tennis and pickleball. Over the years she has watched as friends and neighbours joined the Auxiliary and decided in 2015 to also join, with her emphasis on Shorncliffe. Anne is currently the Shorncliffe Rep for the HMB Branch and is looking forward to the challenges of the chair position.

Hilary Chalke

Hilary Chalke

Chair of Sechelt Branch

We moved to the Sunshine Coast 3 years ago, first to West Sechelt and more recently to Gibsons. I was born and raised in North Vancouver. I worked in both Vancouver and North Van as a Medical Office Assistant. As a teen I was a Candy Striper at Lions Gate Hospital and went back to volunteering when the boys were in high school. I volunteered for over 15 years at Lions Gate Hospital where I was a Co-President and chair for our Wayfinder Category. I was also a volunteer at Cross Roads Thrift Store in Coquitlam.I am at present, a cashier at the Thrift Store plus work in the back one shift a week. I enjoy being with people and giving back to my community and looking forward to working with the Sunshine Coast Hospital Auxiliary.

Lorna Snazell

Lorna Snazell

Co-Chair of Gibsons Branch

I moved to the Sunshine Coast in 1976 with my husband and one child from the UK (for a year) and 44 years later we are still here. Our second child was born in 1977. I have been involved in numerous volunteer organizations, such as Girl Guides, Sunshine Coast Hockey and Baseball Associations, and a member of the Legion. I worked for School District #46 for 22 years as a Library Clerk, SETA and front office. When I retired I joined the Auxiliary in 2014 and enjoy volunteering at the Thrift Store. I love to travel but it is mainly now to New Zealand now where we have 2 grandchildren, and one grandchild here in BC.

Mary Braun

Co-Chair of Gibsons Branch

I moved to the Sunshine Coast in 1973 with my husband. I worked for the Bank of Montreal for 2 years. After the birth of our 3rd daughter we purchased the Roberts Creek General Store, We operated the store from 1980 – 1988. After that I worked for School District #46 as a Special Education Teaching Assistant for 24 years. In 2014 I retired and joined the Hospital Auxiliary, where I enjoy working at the Thrift Store. I have also been a member of the Legion for over 40 years, was a member of CUPE and belong to T.O.P.S. weight group. I have held executive positions in all groups. I also have 6 grandchildren to keep me busy.

Pat Dallin

Pat Dallin

Chair of Hopkins Landing Branch

Pat moved to the Sunshine Coast in 1997 after living in Los Angeles and sailing the Caribbean for 10 years with her family. She has three children and three grandchildren. Pat joined the auxiliary in 2009 after retiring from nursing (a fellow VGH graduate with Wendy Hunt) and now volunteer as first Vice in the Gift Shop helping with the buying and management team.