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
Kathleen was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Before moving to Edmonton in 1938, she was a school teacher for approximately for 10 years.
She was president of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Woman’s League, Chairman of Edmonton Christmas Bureau and was a member of the Development Appeal Board.
Kathleen passed away on November 1, 2000 at the age of 95.
Sources: Edmonton Journal, October 8, 1966; October 17, 1968