Prov­ince hon­ours Vic­to­ria se­nior

The Compass - - EDITORIAL OPINION - BYMIKA REKAI

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.

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