One Year Into COVID-19 It’s not every day that you start a new job and then immediately have to close down the office indefinitely and send everyone home amidst a once-in-a-century pandemic. But that was my whirlwind experience when I joined YWCA Edmonton as our new CEO one year ago today. I hadn’t even met most of our staff yet before making that difficult decision after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mandated an historic stay-at-home order
JUNE CAROL CAVANAGH
June was born on November 26th, 1928 in Wetaskiwin, Alberta.
She received her education at Oliver School and Garneau High School. June married Terry Cavanagh (future Edmonton Alderman and Mayor) in 1948 and they moved to Trail, B.C. shortly thereafter.
When they returned to Edmonton in 1957, June worked in advertising and promotion for various Edmonton businesses until joining radio station CJCA, where she worked as promotions manager for 14 years.
June served one term on city council and was defeated in the 1983 election.
She was director of Bissell Centre, and was also active with the Alberta Heart Foundation and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
June passed away on December 29, 2015 at the age of 87.
Sources: Edmonton Journal, October 22, 1980; City of Edmonton Archives