THE PRESIDENT OF THE TREE OF LIFE, MR. GILLES TANGUAY, PAID HOMAGE TO SR. LOUISE ROSS, DJ, WHO VOLUNTEERED AT THE TREE OF LIFE FOR 12 YEARS
The Tree of Life, a well-known existing institution in our milieu for the past 33 years, aims to help people suffering from the many forms of poverty. The necessary resources needed to fulfill the organization’s mission depend on the generosity of our local people wishing to serve the less fortunate in a spirit of fraternal devotedness.
The Tree of Life seizes every opportunity to thank our milieu for its generosity and to pay homage to its volunteers for the gift of their time, their experience and their talents offered so generously to help others seeking hope of better days to come.
In the presentation of its 2003 report at the annual general meeting of its members, The Tree of Life mentioned, on the occasion of Louise’s well-deserved retirement, after having given the best of herself without fanfare during twelve years, her exceptional contribution of welcoming, listening and journeying with the most destitute of our milieu who had sought her help.
Today, The Tree of Life still remembers this remarkable woman who was endowed with great Christian and human values exercised daily as a volunteer enabling her to create in her surroundings an atmosphere of tolerance, understanding, respect, hope and friendship as well as in the organization and carrying out of daily activities at the center on different occasions.
It is thus with pride and gratitude that once again, The Tree of Life pays tribute to Louise and shares with you a few echoes of this woman known for her accountability, her sound judgement, her way of being close to others, her gift of humor and her generosity in sharing her time, her life experience and her talents.
On behalf of all who are concerned in one way or another by its project, once again, The Tree of Life today pays homage to Louise for her exceptional contribution to its mission, for having chosen it as special field of her volunteer involvement, for having enriched our milieu with her presence and for having shared the best of what she had to give to the welfare of so many people in need during all these years.
We have the assurance that Louise was welcomed with open arms by our God of love and mercy whom she served so well during her lifetime and that her presence and life will continue to be felt so that this particular Tree may continue to grow and bear the necessary fruit in order to always welcome properly, to listen, to help the most marginalized of our milieu.
Gilles Tanguay, president
The Tree of Life from Rimouski (Québec, Canada)