With Rousing Retirement Wishes

Helen Brinkley

Helen with Kristin Joly, her replacement.

Over the past 30 years Helen Brinkley, RN, has witnessed many Sisters come and go at the Provincial House.  Now it is the Sisters who will watch Helen walk away from her position for the last time as she enters her well-earned and deserved retirement from professional nursing.

Helen first came to work for the Daughters when Villa St. Joseph was still the health and rehab center for the Province.  She moved to the Provincial House in the late 80’s when the transition occurred and has since worked on all three floors of the health and residential care units.  She grew in her career as the health care system improved and broadened here at the PH.  As she stated in her thank you response to the community, “I know some things about you that some of you do not know about yourselves.”  After all, her professionalism and her devotion to the Sisters always took priority for Helen while she was on the job.  In her role as confidante, healer and empowerer, Helen grew close to the Sisters for whom she worked for 3 decades.  It is no wonder that the ‘happy retirement’ gathering was filled with emotion, bittersweet memories and clearly voiced ‘thank you’s and God bless’.

Helen Brinkley

Sisters tease Helen by rolling her into the community room in a wheel chair.

Helen plans to dedicate more time to her husband and her grandkids in particular while enjoying the luxury of not having to set alarm clocks or having to drive to work on dark and snowy winter morns.

Thank you, Helen. You have been a part of us and will remain forever in our hearts and prayers.  Happy Retirement and do come visit often.

Helen Brinkley

Helen sharing warm memories with the community.

Helen Brinkley

Helen displaying the Holy Spirit emblem offered to her by the community.

Helen Brinkley

Helen being thanked and congratulated by the community.



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