Submitted by St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation
The Barry’s Bay Heritage Society – Genealogy Group may have disbanded, but as a final gesture of goodwill, they are providing a legacy for local healthcare. Theresa Prince was one of the founding members of the group that started in 2002. Throughout the years, group members would meet to discover their ancestry. Eventually, the group helped install the historic walking plaques around Barry’s Bay. When they decided to disband, membership fees and donated money was left in the bank, so members agreed to donate it to the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation for local healthcare needs. The Foundation raises funds for its three partners, including the Valley Manor, Madawaska Valley Hospice Palliative Care, and St. Francis Memorial Hospital. Above from left: Heritage member Nancy Acton, Valley Manor’s Director of Care Gail Yantha, SFVHF Executive Director Erin Gienow, Heritage member Bob Corrigan, MVHPC Program Assistant Debbie Morin, Heritage member Maxine Smaglinski, Heritage member Theresa Prince, SFMH Director of Care Mary-Ellen Harris, and SFMH Chief Operating Officer Greg McLeod. Photo submitted.
St.Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation(2023,July12) Heritage group leaves a legacy on local healthcare [media release]