Marion, who was born in Edmonton, Alberta, lived in the Vancouver area until 1994 when she and her husband Robert decided Kelowna would be a better community in which to raise their two young children.
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Catherine is a chartered accountant and currently works as an internal auditor. Catherine and her partner moved to Kelowna from Vancouver two years ago to find colder winters and hotter summers.
Barbara grew up in Ontario and earned her Bachelor of Arts at Trinity College University of Toronto. She earned her MD from UBC, returning to Toronto Western Hospital to complete her interning. In 1968, Barbara married her husband, Dr. Roger Ball and had two sons Graeme and Kevin.
Joanna Wrzesniewski is a lawyer who has practiced as a solicitor in Kelowna since 2002 after graduating from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science (Genetics) and Juris Doctor (law degree). Joanna joined the law firm of Kimmitt & Co. in 2002 and became partner with R.
Michael Humer is a Thoracic Surgeon at the Interior Health Authority Site of the British Columbia Programme of Thoracic Surgical Care in Kelowna, BC. His training was primarily at UBC MD ‘87, General Surgery ‘93 and Thoracic Surgery ‘95. Dr.
Terance was born and raised in Forget, Saskatchewan. Terance has close to 30 years of caring for families after a loss and understands the importance for the need of Hospice in his community.
Shirley Jensen has been with COHA since its inception in 1981. Today she is the convener of the Vigil program, and has served on the COHA board for the past five years. Shirley is involved with special projects and fundraising for Hospice and helps out wherever needed.
Steve was born and raised in Kelowna to a prominent Political Family. His grandfather was W.A.C. Bennett- Premier of B.C.
Roy has over 35 years experience in business management having owned and operated a business as well as managing a company for a large corporation. He has been actively involved in volunteer work for over 25 years in amateur sport and community service.
With close to 20 years of caring for families after loss, Mark understands the importance of the need for hospice.