Honouring friends of the Society
The Alzheimer Society of B.C. would like to take the opportunity to honour a few of our incredible supporters who have recently passed away. Without the help of like-minded individuals as those listed below, the Society would be unable to provide support services, education resources and research for a cure.
Ted Harrison, a prolific artist and children’s author, became involved with the Society when he became a caregiver for his wife Nicky, and painted the iconic image Walking Alone (used on the cover of this newsletter) in tribute to all caregivers.
Molly Hole, was a major contributor to the Society, particularly research. In addition to being dedicated to philanthropy, she worked as a nurse for a number of years. Her husband, Bob, had Alzheimer’s disease and Molly joined a Society support group. Her family was her pride and joy.
Marilyn Stewart was a wonderful champion of the Society, particularly of the Forget Me Not Golf Tournament. Her father’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease inspired her to open the Czorny Alzheimer Centre, to allow those diagnosed be cared for with dignity. Her generosity will be remembered and her warm smiles missed.
Angelika (Angie) Townsend was a longtime supporter of the Society, support that her husband David and family have continued in her honour. Angie was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2004, and passed away in 2014. She is remembered by her family and many friends.
Helen Wilson, a founding member of the Society, was involved from the organization’s early days. A former nurse, she volunteered with the Society and was a board member.
Thank you to all of the above, and their families, for providing Help for Today. Hope for Tomorrow…®