Lorna    Weiss    retired    at    the    end    of    March,    2012    having    spent    30    years working as a Library Technician at the Selkirk Mental Health Centre. Lorna   was   born   and   raised   in   Selkirk   and   after   high   school   she   moved   to Winnipeg.      After   a   few   years   working   in   the   city   she   attended   Red   River College   and   graduated   with   a   Diploma   in   Library   Technology.      Thus   began   her career   as   a   Library   Technician.      While   fresh   from   graduating   she   was   hired   by the   Flin   Flon   School   Division   to   worked   at   the   Ruth   Betts   School   for   children ranging   with   ages   from   kindergarten   to   grade   9.      Lorna   originally   planned   to stay one year but said that the people were so friendly she stayed for three. When   she   returned   to   Selkirk   she   heard   that   the   Selkirk   Mental   Health   Centre   was   hiring   and immediately   applied.      She   was   hired   to   work   in   the   School   of   Psychiatric   Nursing’s   library   and remained   at   the   Centre’s   library   for   30   years   saying   that   she   has   had   a   wonderful   adventure.     From   the   inception   of   the   SMHC   Archive   Committee,   Lorna   has   served   most   diligently   as   its Chairperson. Lorna   says   that   she   came   to   SMHC   with   basic   beliefs   and   the   Centre   had   helped   her   to   become the   person   she   is   today      She   hopes   to   be   able   to   give   back   as   much   as   she   has   received   from   the Centre and use her skills to help where needed. On   the   home   front,   Lorna   loves   to   read,   scrapbook   and   collect   butterfly   items.      She   already   has   a book   list   to   read   and   also   looks   forward   to   trying   out   new   recipes.      She   loves   to   walk   and   greatly enjoys playing with her Bichon Havenese Poodle called “Jewel”. Lorna   expresses   her   gratitude   to   all   the   people   she   has   met   over   her   thirty   years   and   is   grateful   to them for being a part of her life. Best wishes Lorna for a very long and happy  and fulfill ing retirement!
Lorna Weiss
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