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Turgeon, Sister Dolores

Sister Dolores is the Assistant Chaplin for Bishop Colli and is also a valued volunteer with St. Joseph’s Care Group. Sister Dolores served on St. Joseph’s Care Group’s Board of Directors from 2005 – 2014 but has also been an exceptional volunteer working directly with the clients. She has been a feeding companion at Bethammi Nursing home and specialist in reading with stroke patients at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Presently, Sister Dolores volunteers seven days each week among twelve different sites throughout Thunder Bay, nine long-term care homes and three hospitals, including Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital, bringing Communion to the sick and friendly visiting with clients, making sure they have someone in their life connecting with them. She sees up to 460 clients each week. When asked why she volunteers she stated, “I love working with the elderly so I find my volunteer work is very rewarding.”