Doreen McDonald has a huge heart and a zest for life that is contagious to those who are lucky enough to know her. Formerly an ICU nurse in Toronto, for the last 13 years she has effortlessly provided comfort and support to patients and their families as a volunteer at Hospice Georgian Triangle.

Doreen has committed her life to uplifting others with a warm, open smile and her unique ability to bring joy to every interaction. Doreen is a longtime volunteer whose contributions and advocacy for hospice is apparent to all.

Doreen is the person you go to for any sort of advice, for a good belly laugh, a much needed cry, stories of an amazing adventure somewhere in the world or simply for one of her smiles. Doreen has a warm and welcoming presence that brings ease and comfort to anyone that is around her.

Hospice Georgian Triangle is proud to nominate Doreen McDonald for the 2021 June Callwood Circle of Outstanding Volunteers Award.

I Volunteer because:

“Hospice Georgian Triangle, Campbell House is a place of peace and comfort for the families and patients coming to the end of their journey. I like that we provide a caring, comfortable place for them to finally relax and spend quality time together without worrying about the medical aspect of their care. Even if it’s a small thing, and it usually is, such as holding a hand, giving a much needed hug or being there to listen to their most intimate thoughts in a confidential, caring atmosphere. To me, as a volunteer, this is what it is all about, and if my being there helps in some small way, I have done my job and have the satisfaction of knowing that I have made a difference.”

Doreen McDonald, Hospice Georgian Triangle Volunteer