I moved to Revelstoke in 2000 with my husband Bruce Granstrom, who was born here and whose family lives here. Our twin daughters were born in 2000.
I retired as a Family Doctor in the fall of 2018. Prior to moving to Revelstoke I worked for 10 years at the REACH Community Health Centre in Vancouver. When I first moved to Revelstoke I started work at the Sicamous Medical Clinic and did this for 12 years. At the same time I worked at the Revelstoke Opt Clinic and Revelstoke Travel Medicine and Vaccination Centre. In 2012 I started working at the Selkirk Medical Clinic in Revelstoke and did this until my retirement in the fall of 2018.
In Vancouver I was a board director for the REACH Community Health Centre for many years. When I moved to Revelstoke I joined the Hospice board for 1 term. Currently I have just started back on the Revelstoke Masters Swim club board as their registrar having worked in the past on their board for many years and have also just joined the Revelstoke Community Band as a a director. I spent many years on the Revelstoke Aquaducks Swim Club Board as a director. Currently I enjoy regularly volunteering at Soup and a Smile and volunteer regularly to provide catering services through the United Church at memorial services and community events.
I believe hospice services are very important for Revelstoke. This of course is clear to me through being a family doctor in the community but also through personal experiences with family and friends. In my family I have recently had a member who lived in Mt Cartier Court for 4 years until her passing 2 years ago, another family member who passed away in the hospice room at Mt Cartier Court 4 years ago and another member who passed away at home last year. Through all of this for our family we have been touched in a positive way by hospice services.