Southampton Care Centre

(519) 797-3220 - 140 Grey Street South Southampton, Ontario

Recognizing Heroes Among Us

Southampton Care Centre Hosts Celebration For Resident And "Making A Difference Award" Recipient, Patricia Coulthart!

Southampton Care Centre - Southampton, ON.

Each year, Jarlette Health Services presents the organization-wide "Making A Difference Awards," in which a Resident from each of the company's 14 Long Term Care Homes and 6 Retirement Lodges are recognized for exemplifying the Jarlette Health Services core purpose of "making an outstanding difference in the lives of others." The recipients of these awards are those who have made incredible and enriching contributions in their Home or Lodge and throughout their lifetime. This year, Southampton Care Centre is honored to recognize Patricia Coulthart!

Please join us in congratulating Patricia!


Patricia Coulthart Biography

Nurses are compassionate, reliable, supportive.

Pat Coulthart (nee Rickey) was born in Toronto in 1946. She grew up in the city and attended Toronto Western Hospital. Patís blind date with Bob Coulthart was a match. The couple courted by distance from Port Elgin while Pat finished her BScN at McGill in Montreal and they married in 1971.

Pat taught at the Owen Sound Regional School of Nursing then worked for VON. For over 25 years Patís fax machine would list her visits that extended up the Peninsula. Community visiting nursing in Bruce County winters is challenging but Pat was always reliable. She was even known to use her skis to get to patientís homes!

Pat developed relationships, amidst dressing changes and discharge follow up and palliative care, her dedication to patients and to her peers showed. Pat and her VON colleagues grew very close and have met for dinner once a month for over 20 years.

Pat was also a great mom. She worked part time so she had the flexibility to support her daughters and community. She was a Brownie leader, created a Block Parent program and taught a parenting course. She was President of the Port Elgin Curling Club and a 25 year member and President of the United Federation of University Women, known for their advocacy for womenís issues. Pat absolutely throughout her career and personal time, made an outstanding difference in the lives of others.

Pat faced a Parkinsonís diagnosis in 2010 but not alone. Her nursing and other friends helped Bob keep her home as long as he was able. Now a resident of the Southampton Care Centre, Pat has more visitors than most. The community that she once served now supports this caring nurse with the same dedication and compassion she showed others.


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