O'Leary woman still volunteering at 94

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Empress McDowell among recipients of Governor General’s award

Gov.-Gen. David Johnston gives Empress McDowell a hand getting to the stage to receive the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award during a ceremony held in Charlottetown Monday. 

Caring Canadians

Here is a list of Islanders that received the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award Monday during a ceremony in Charlottetown:

• Empress McDowell for more than 70 years of volunteer work in her community.

• Nancy Barrett of Mermaid created the Upper Room Angels Program, a soup kitchen and food bank service for Charlottetown.

• Douglas Kelly of Stratford was instrumental in creating the Stratford Heroes project.

• Gail MacLean of Charlottetown has been a stalwart volunteer of the QEH Auxiliary since 1984.

• A. John Robinson of Albany shares his leadership and entrepreneurial acumen with a number of organizations.

• Peter Rukavina of Charlottetown is a board member of the P.E.I. Home and School Federation, the Quality of Island Life Co-operative, and the L.M. Montgomery Land Trust.

• Alan Stewart sits on the boards of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, the Cavendish Beach Music Festival, and the Capital Area Recreation Inc.

• Janice Trowsdale is a dedicated canvasser for local charities as well as a volunteer with her church, the local Tyne Valley Oyster Festival, the community choir, and the Atlantic Missionary Society.

• Wayne Trowsdale of Bideford is an active member of the Ellerslie Lions Club, the Ellerslie-Bideford Community Centre and the Tyne Valley Fire Department.

• Sandra Weeks of Pleasant Valley has been a volunteer leader with 4-H in P.E.I. for more than 25 years., serving in leadership roles at the district provincial and national levels. 

Geographic location: O’Leary, Canada, Charlottetown Knutsford Women

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  • Russell MacNevin JR
    September 03, 2015 - 11:28

    she is my aunt i never met her i just saw the obit of my father hername was in it i have question about him i like to get in touch with her