Sister Margaret Vickers, previous Providence Society and Board member, passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2019. Up until her passing, Sister Vickers was still very much involved in caring for the Sisters at a Catholic retirement center and the Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception in Saint John, New Brunswick. Sister Vickers loved Providence Health Care and her time at St. Vincent’s: Brock Farhni as well as starting and organizing Providence in the Park for the Vancouver community.
Sister Vickers was also a passionate advocate for bringing innovation to health care services across Canada. As a senior hospital administrator in New Brunswick, she introduced many beneficial services for patients and their families, including a community health centre and a diagnostic hostel that helped reduce the use of acute-care beds. She has contributed to the health care system as a committed board member, volunteer and fundraiser, notably with Providence Health Care and will be missed by her family, friends, colleagues and the community.