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Nuturing • Positive • Supportive

Her Story

Margaret Dawson

Registered Nurse - Retired

Margaret's Story :

As I wrote this BIO I wondered what things I have done in my lifetime, that would be an inspiration, to those I have worked and shared life experiences with ….  it got me thinking ..

I was very fortunate to spend my childhood on a family farm with chores to do and responsibilities that my parents expected of me.  I was also fortunate to have supportive parents who encouraged me to have a career that would challenge me and I found that in Nursing.

I graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1969, in a class of 48 from Peterborough Civic Hospital.  Nursing foster my ability to engage with others, support those who needed support, and provide comfort and caring to those who struggled with illness.

My career had several layers including medical surgical hospital duty, community nursing with the Victorian Order of Nurses and nursing practice in many doctors’ offices throughout Peterborough city and county.

I have been challenged but have totally enjoyed my nursing career and I feel that it helped to shape my life during my marriage of 48 years, mother of 3 children and grandmother of 7.

Now retired, I feel that my nursing career and my love of people has led me to spend much of my time volunteering and have been doing so since 12 years of age when I was a Sunday school teacher’s assistant.

I have a keen interest in Agricultural issues and sit on several committees, have spent 20 years volunteering with Community Care Peterborough, also with church committees and community groups and especially love spending time with my grandchildren.

I try to live everyday with the MOTTO:

Keep sunshine in your day and in turn spread that sunshine to those around you.