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Fran Renoy has lived in the County for forty years so considers herself almost a native. Both she and her husband Bill consider themselves very fortunate to live in beautiful Prince Edward County. She worked at PECM hospital for thirty years as a x-ray technologist,retiring in 1998.She has a very strong passion for her local hospital and encourages others to speak up and not be afraid to do so if they feel that services are being eroded.

Community generosity overflows at Largest Coffee Morning for Hospice Prince Edward

Community generosity overflows at Largest Coffee Morning for Hospice Prince Edward

By Fran Renoy Prince Edward County’s Largest Coffee Morning fundraising event for Hospice Prince Edward overflowed with generosity from Prince Edward County residents Thursday, June 7. Much of the passion is about the need to create a four-bed residential Hospice Centre in Prince Edward County. Approximately six months ago, Hospice Design and Program Co-ordinator Wayne […]

Steve Koning will be remembered for his efforts to keep hospital vital

I read with great interest Rick Conroy’s Comment in this week’s Wellington Times titled” Steve’s Way”. Like Rick, I also had interesting conversations with Steve Koning, who sadly passed away Sunday, March 10. In conversations relating to healthcare, I also admired his tenacity. I, along with many other Prince Edward County residents, was present at […]

What the Ontario Health Coalition thinks about the Drummond Report

Thought you might be interested in this summary and short analysis of the Drummond Report, by the Ontario Health Coalition: Overall Much of the preamble to the report and the rhetoric surrounding it aim to create a crisis in spending, even in flagrant disregard for the facts, in order to make the case for cuts. […]

American nurse says Canadian health care far from ‘broken’

The Ontario Health Coalition has shared an excellent letter that appeared in the Windsor Star. It’s from an american nurse sharing his experiences: Save Public Medicare! Information “Recently married to a Canadian citizen, I am an American citizen newly living in Ontario. As a nurse and a nurse practitioner student, I have been fascinated at […]

History of hospital needs to be on display

History of hospital needs to be on display

I was recently contacted by Fred and Sherry (Shortt) Newcombe of Northport. They had been cleaning out a barn and discovered a picture and diploma of Sherry’s great aunt Gladys (Everleigh) Hart. The interesting fact about this discovery was that the diploma (in pristine condition) indicated that Gladys had graduated from the first class (three […]

Happy memories at Christmas for the Common(s) Folk

Happy memories at Christmas for the Common(s) Folk

Fifty former and current residents of the Commons (Hill Street and area) gathered at the Picton Legion for a delicious turkey buffet served by Bill and Marnie Grieve of Wheelhouse and Occasions Catering. New residents were welcomed to the block party Christmas dinner for the Common(s) Folk. They included Jack and Eleanor Hicks, Eleanor Johnston, […]

Important equipment on Picton hospital's Christmas Wish List

Important equipment on Picton hospital’s Christmas Wish List

PECMH Foundation has recently mailed its Christmas Appeal “Wish List” out to 12,000 homes in the community of Prince Edward County. There are two vital pieces of equipment  needed at Picton hospital. The first is an ultrasound machine. My understanding is that the new machine is already on order as the present machine is one […]

Dreams come true for a community that works together

Dreams come true for a community that works together

At a recent committee of the whole meeting of Prince Edward County council, one of the of the items on the agenda was a proposal by Hospice Prince Edward to open a residential hospice at Benson Hall located on King Street in Picton. Hospice board president Birgit Langwisch and executive director Nancy Parks addressed the […]

Passion for Picton’s hospital continues with tribute

It certainly should not surprise anyone about how very passionate and proud that Prince Edward County residents are of their local hospital. At a time when many small rural Ontario hospitals, or their emergency departments, have been closed, County individuals, groups and organizations continue to come together to raise funds for PECM Hospital. One such […]

Stories reminded me of the magic of Main Duck Island

I recently read with great interest the articles on (here: and in the Picton Gazette about the visit to Main Duck Island to inspect the lighthouses with the intention of saving them. Janet Elson and Jason Parks chronicled their visit there with photographs and some history of Main Duck provided by Marc Seguin […]

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