Province honours Victoria senior
On June 1, Victoria resident Lillian Parsons was presented with the Seniors of Distinction Award at a ceremony in St. John’s.
She was one of only seven recipients of the award, which recognizes the contributions and achievements of volunteers over the age of 50 from throughout the province.
Parsons moved to Victoria in 1959 to work as a kindergarten and later, an elementary school teacher. She devoted her free hours to a variety of causes including minor hockey, cubs and scouts and the Victoria public library.
Since retiring, she has been treasurer of Carbonear General Hospital Auxiliary, treasurer and secretary of the Committee to Erect a Victoria War Memorial, and was a councilor with the Town of Victoria.
Parsons is particularly proud of the work she’s done with the Victoria United Church, and speaks most fondly of her time volunteering with the girl’s choir.
Parsons said she was honoured and grateful for the recognition.