Guardian Angels

Meet Our Guardian Angels

The Almonte General Hospital team is comprised of over 500 dedicated healthcare professionals and support staff and a multitude of devoted volunteers.  Many of you have had a member of the AGH team provide you, or a loved one, with extraordinary care or service in Almonte General Hospital, Fairview Manor or Lanark County Paramedic Service.

We cherish your stories and written notes of gratitude for the care, comfort and kindness provided by a member of the AGH team. While our staff members are grateful for your words of thanks, you asked us for a way to offer special acknowledgement to those outstanding medical staff, caregivers, support staff, co-workers and volunteers. We listened and created the Guardian Angel Program.

Nominate a Guardian Angel

The Guardian Angel Program offers you the opportunity to recognize a member of the AGH team who has touched your life in a significant way. To nominate your Angel please complete a nomination form and return to the Foundation office.

To learn more about the Guardian Angel program contact the Foundation office at 613-256-2514 ext. 2296, or email Carolyne Piche at

Rolly Larmour, Guardian Angel

Rolly Larmour was recently recognized for his tireless support of the residents of Fairview Manor. He was awarded a Guardian Angel Pin by Karen Buness, Director of Care, and Joyce Rolph, Interim VP Patient/Resident Services and Chief Nursing Executive. The...

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Harriet Soudant, Guardian Angel

The fact that Harriet Soudant is loved by her patients was abundantly clear when she was surprised with a Guardian Angel pin from Richard and Bonnie Love. They believe that Harriet's care gifted Richard with a quality of life he never thought he could regain. It is...

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Irene Botham and Sharron Pottle, Volunteer Angels

Congratulations to our two latest Guardian Angel recipients, Irene Botham and Sharron Pottle, awarded during our Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on Tuesday, April 17 by Mary Wilson Trider, President and CEO. Sharron, or ‘mama bear’ as she’s affectionately...

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Dolly Toshack and Ruth Lowe, Volunteer Angels

Dolly Toshack and Ruth Lowe first started volunteering at Fairview Manor over 40 years ago. Their husbands, Jack Toshack and Frank Lowe, used to volunteer with the Almonte Civitan Club. The men would set up and operate the bar during musical evenings at...

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Emily Hine, Paramedic Angel

"Emily is an incredible asset to the Lanark County Paramedic Service and also to the Almonte General Hospital family as she started her career in dietary and housekeeping! Emily is phenomenal at her job as a paramedic and also an asset to her LCPS family...

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Josh Smith, PSW Angel

Josh Smith PSW has worked on Rosamond for 2 years, and not a day goes by that the Patients, their families and his co-workers don’t appreciate the kind and compassionate care he provides. His enthusiasm for his job does not go unnoticed; his empathy...

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Nicole Proulx, Registered Nurse Angel

"Nicki is a caring and helpful nurse. She is ready to assist in every situation, always going an extra mile to help patients and colleagues alike. Nicki is a valued member of the AGH family and stands as an outstanding example of staff who support the...

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Janet McGonigal, Physiotherapist

“Janet is a thorough and talented physio. Returning patients request her, when they have a new problem requiring physio, having received excellent care in the past. Just as she finds the key to inspiring her patients, she is an encouraging mentor to her...

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Susan Eastman, Physiotherapist Angel

“Susan has treated me for many years through knee, hip, and shoulder replacement. She motivates me and I get great results. No walkers, no canes and no limping. I am very privileged to have her and so are many other patients.” My doctor said. ’ You must...

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