Joan is a retired nurse who has dedicated her life to the
service of others in a volunteer capacity at the Ronald McDonald House and the
Calgary Police Service, always ensuring that the welfare of others, especially
those finding themselves in troubling times, is paramount. Joan volunteers with
Victim’s Assistance with the Calgary Police Service where she contacts victims
of personal crime or tragedy offering case and court information updates,
emotional support, and referrals to community agencies for counselling
bereavement and other appropriate support agencies. She is often on-call and on
standby to provide necessary support to victims as needed.
Joan also volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House Southern
Alberta, filling countless hours as the warm and welcoming face to families who
walk through the door of the House each day. She is the friendly greeter, the
efficient host who checks families in and out the House, and answers all the
phone calls that come in. Every person she meets would benefit from the gentle
yet knowledgeable guidance offered by Joan.