Ethel’s Smith’s award is a tangible thank you from the people of Loon Lake, a small Caribou community. For 38 years, Ethel Smith voluntarily operated a first aid post at Loon Lake. She aided hundreds and hundreds of people, permanent and summer residents, tourists and guests. Whether it was an embedded fish hook, or a suspected heart attack, or care when someone was discharged from hospital, Ethel treated them all. It was comforting to know, given that Loon Lake is located about an hour’s drive from the nearest emergency room in Ashcroft, that Ethel was there with her first aid kit and training if any medical or first aid situation arose. For her generous devotion to the well-being and health of her community, we honour Ethel today.
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