Mike Hockley

Two valuable members of the Greater Trail Hospice Society Margaret MacDonald (left) and Joan Homer remind everyone about the Bernie McMahon Memorial Golf Tournament Saturday at the Champion Lakes golf course.

Volunteers crucial in hour of need

“Bernie began providing hospice care on his own, before there ever was any organized hospice in the area,” says current volunteer Joan Homer. “He sat with hundreds of dying people and became a mentor to most of us. He was one in a million… He was hospice.”

Two valuable members of the Greater Trail Hospice Society Margaret MacDonald (left) and Joan Homer remind everyone about the Bernie McMahon Memorial Golf Tournament Saturday at the Champion Lakes golf course.
For the past five years Judy Sorensen has helped seniors at the Columbia View Lodge discover their artistic side. An exhibition of their work is planned for September.

The art of making people happy

Judy Sorensen shares her passion for art with an eager group of seniors

For the past five years Judy Sorensen has helped seniors at the Columbia View Lodge discover their artistic side. An exhibition of their work is planned for September.
Larry Womacks goes about his day

Getting smiles out of driving miles

You could say that Larry Womacks is a guy who doesn’t mind going the extra mile.
The retired plumber and Atco Sawmill planer man now volunteers much of his free time to drive people to and from their medical appointments. But when one of his regular clients needed a new set of faucets installed and was unable to do it himself, Larry happily gathered his tools and did the job for him.

Larry Womacks goes about his day
Edythe Sorensen and Bob Guessford are just two of the team of workers behind the scenes helping Kate’s Kitchen serve up food to those in need on a daily basis.

Cooking up something good in Trail

Volunteers ensure Kate’s Kitchen fills the needs of the city’s less fortunate

Edythe Sorensen and Bob Guessford are just two of the team of workers behind the scenes helping Kate’s Kitchen serve up food to those in need on a daily basis.
Magaret Crozier socializes with a furry friend.

Helping hand provides kindness and care

Editor’s Note: This is the first instalment of a regular feature highlighting the generousity and silent dedication of people in Greater Trail. In our goal to bring more good news to readers, the Trail Times hopes features like this shed a light on positive efforts and events in our surrounding communities.

Magaret Crozier socializes with a furry friend.