On January 3, 1950, a meeting was held to update the public on plans to construct the Stewart Memorial Health Centre. At that meeting, women from the 22 communities that built and supported Stewart Memorial committed to start a Ladies Aid. So, we turn 70 today.
There have been many changes over the years, but one thing has stayed exactly the same: we are still raising money to support the work of Stewart Memorial Home and other health-related projects in the area formerly served by Stewart Memorial Hospital.
Thank you to everyone who supported our fundraising efforts over the years. We can only do what we do because of your generosity.
We have been blessed to have so many wonderful members over the decades. Thank you to each of you who gave so freely of your time and talent to work together.
To the present and past staff of Stewart Memorial: you are a dedicated and caring group of people. Thank you for looking after us all so well for so many years.
Finally, we remember those visionary women who led the way. These great ladies were our charter members:
Mrs. J.A. Stewart (Eliza) - President
Mrs. Sidney Enman (Doris) - Vice-President
Mrs. Lorne Burleigh (Peach) - Secretary/Treasurer
Mrs. Ira Banks (Alice)
Mrs. Reginald Birch (Mary)
Mrs. E.S. Burleigh (Margaret)
Mrs. Athol Colwill (Edna)
Mrs. Spurgeon Dyment (Pearle)
Mrs. Richard Found (Erma)
Mrs. Charles Frost (Mae)
Mrs. Thomas Grigg (Pearl)
Mrs. James Livingstone (Dorothy)
Mrs. R.R. Logie (Wilma)
Mrs. Ivan MacLean (Gladys)
Mrs. Angus MacLennan (Eva)
Mrs. Clark MacQuarrie (Gladys)
Mrs. Henry Maynard (Helen)
Mrs. William Maynard (Pearl)
Mrs. James Milligan (Wilna)
Mrs. Oswald Yeo (Jennie)