When I graduated from DRCSS high school in my home town of Dauphin, I knew very little about who I was, and what I wanted to do with my life. The only things I was sure of was that I loved playing sports and I wanted to help people. I did well in school and found the inner workings of the human body fascinating. Before I made my next move towards securing a career, I needed to lock down and marry the love of my life, Bonnie. In 1969 we were married in our home town of Dauphin in the Anglican Church in front of all our friends and family. By this time most of my friends had begun University, while I was still unsure about what it is I wanted to do there, I knew that enrolling was an important first step in figuring that out.
I attended the University of Manitoba and soon after my first year I decided to pursue my bachelors in Science in Pharmacy. I enjoyed my studies and was very active on campus. I played a number of sports including hockey, basketball and my favorite, intermural football in which I participated in for 4 of my 5 years. I wish I could say I was an integral player to my team but then I would just be pandering to myself. No matter what the sport was, I gave it my all and contributed as a leader and team player. In my 4th year I was class president of the pharmacy faculty, I took what I had learned about leading on the field and applied it to the classroom. After 5 long years I finally graduated with my Bachelors in Science, making the Deans Honor Role in 1974.
Soon after University Bonnie and I wanted to start a family and knew that I needed to secure our financial future. In 1979 I took the position with the Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy and began my work. There were many more things I needed to learn and wanted to improve upon in my career. Some of the extra training that I took included becoming a Certified Orthotic Fitter in 1983 as well as a Certified Asthma Educator in 1999. To this day I have a special interest in custom compounding and in 2001 I headed to Houston Texas to improve my skills at the Professional Compounding Centers of America, making the Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy a lifetime member of the PCCA.
I have been with the Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy for many years now and every day I seem to learn something new about my practice and the people that come in every day. There are always ways to improve yourself and I am on a journey to do so. Since deciding to stay in Dauphin, Bonnie and I have started a lovely family of three daughters named Kristen, Brenna, and Sara. All of which were born in Swan River We now also have four Grandchildren . My family and I have supported the Dauphin community our entire lives by contributing to sports clubs, charities and various other social activities. I myself have joined The Kinsmen Club which helps to raise money for sports teams, kids parks, senior citizens buildings or whatever becomes the communities greatest need.
I maintain an active lifestyle and always keep myself feeling healthy, a way of living I try to instill in my family and patients. Along with my various physical activities, I also take multivitamins including omega 3,and lots of B Vitamins I recommend taking these vitamins because it is important that a body receive these nutrients and in todays busy world, sometimes it is hard for your body to get what it needs. But don’t expect these magic pills to work on their own. A proper diet and exercise is important if you want to live a long and healthy life.
Currently I work, live and operate in Dauphin. I try not to get too caught up in my work and spend as much time with my family as possible. We love going to Clear Lake during our holidays where we play golf, fish and ride bikes all over the park. Lake Dauphin is where we go throughout the summer to relax and get away from the stress of the real world. A healthy mind and body are important to sustain who you are as a person.