Dawn Douglas celebrated her 90th birthday recently with a marvelous “floral” cake

Dawn Douglas celebrated her 90th birthday recently with a marvelous “floral” cake

A volunteer extraordinaire

CHCA pays tribute to Dawn Douglas for longtime service

Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary member Dawn Douglas recently celebrated her 90th birthday.

Dawn is a very active member of the Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary, volunteering two days a week at our local thrift store. At the end of the year she will become a Life Member with 20 years of service in the Auxiliary.

We would also like to take this time to honour her for her service to Canada. Dawn enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force Women’s Division during the Second World War, in 1942 in Trail, B.C., at the young age of 16. She took her initial training in Ottawa, where she learned Morse Code to become a radio operator for the Air Force. Once her training was complete, she was stationed in Pat Bay on Vancouver Island, where she served until the end of the war. Lucky for us, she chose to live and work in Cranbrook after the war.

The Auxiliary could not let two shifts a week for the past 20 years go unrecognized. Dawn, we thank you for your hard work and dedication to our organization, and we thank you for your service to our country.