Judith's 30-year career was dedicated to the Ontario Public Service starting from summers during her high school years. After graduating with a Master's degree in Political Science from the University of Toronto, she experienced a variety of progressively responsible opportunities in the areas of policy and program development and program delivery across several ministries of the Government, including Municipal Affairs,Housing and Education. Her favourite assignment was most certainly as the Director of Apprenticeship Training and Certification of the Trades and skilled trades workers in the Province. In retirement, Judith is enjoying time dedicated to exercise, travel and volunteering with Abbeyfield Caledon. Married with three grown children, Judith has been a resident of Caledon for 35 years.
Bob graduated from the University of Waterloo with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and, through evening studies, received a Master of Business Administration degree from York University. Working as a Professional Engineer for over 30 years, Bob was involved in the fabrication and erection of many high rise steel buildings throughout Canada and the northeastern United States. He now works privately as a consultant to the steel fabrication industry.
Bob and his wife Cheryl, who have two adult children, have lived in Caledon for nearly 20 years.
Leoné is a graduate of York University. She has a diploma from Humber in Human Resources and her Certified Financial Planner designation. She worked for 22 years with the CIBC in various capacities including Branch Manager of the local bank. She is currently retired and enjoying spending time with her grandchildren.
Leoné has lived in Caledon East since 1977 with her husband Tony and their two children. Over the last 35 years she has volunteered in the community in various capacities including being Program Co-coordinator of the Community School, baseball coach, secretary for the Playschool, on the board of the Bolton chapter of the Salvation Army, Chair of Outreach and Ministry and Personnel at the United Church and currently a volunteer for the 2015 Pan Am games. Being chair of the Abbeyfield Board for the last two years has afforded her much enjoyment and personal growth.
ChrisBlackmere graduated McMaster University with a degree in literature and philosophy in 2000. Since then, he has operated a bookkeeping and accounting practice in the Caledon area. During that time, he has prepared and filed more than 10,000 personal and 1000 corporate tax returns.
As an accountant specializing in small, family-owned businesses, he has extensive experience in financial problem solving. Chris is fluent in both English and BBQ. Chris, his wife Beth and their two sons moved to Caledon East in 2008.
Cathy's passion for working with the aging population began when she started volunteering at Caledon Meals on Wheels six years ago as a Senior’s fitness instructor, primarily working with in-home clients. Having worked for many years with the Ontario Lottery Corporation in sales, marketing and promotion and then as a co-owner of a small shipping company, Cathy found that this career change gave her great personal fulfillment.
Now, as Program Manager at CMOW, Cathy finds her day-to-day interaction with clients,volunteers and coworkers most enjoyable and is always willing to share her experiences, friendliness and candid humour with everyone she meets. She is very excited to be on the board of directors working to make Abbeyfield Caledon a warm and vibrant home for all the residents.
Joanne Davis received her undergraduate degree in science from the University of Guelph followed by a Bachelor of Ed. at Western University. She went on to teach with the Peel District Board of Education and retired in 2008. Feeling the need to give back to the community, Joanne volunteers with Caledon Meals on Wheels, AbbeyfieldCaledon and Caledon East United Church. Her love of music led her to become an active member of the Orangeville Chorus of Sweet Adelines.
Joanne and her husband John farm in the area and their expanded family now includes three sons, two daughters-in-law and two wonderful grandchildren.
Life is good and Joanne is grateful to be part of the Board of Directors for Abbeyfield Caledon.
Karen is a dedicated Child & Youth Counsellor in a specialized program, with the Toronto District School Board. After graduating in 1997 she began working with youth in the school board setting. Up until last year, she worked part time
evenings and weekends with the Ministry of Children & Youth Services. Karen and her husband have lived in the Caledon area since 1999. They enjoy golf, trailriding and travel.
Karen is looking forward to giving back to a community that gives so much to its residents.
Jim graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a degree in Civil Engineering and has taken the Canadian Securities as well as the CIFP financial planning courses. He recently retired from an aviation career, having flown corporate jets for over forty years, based at Pearson International Airport. He has also served as president of the Caledon East Tennis club.
Jim and his wife Stephanie, who have two daughters and two granddaughters, have lived in Caledon for over 36 years.
Vikramjeet Singh graduated from National Institute of technology, India with Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering. He has been working in the field of sales and marketing with leading global brands like LG, Haier. His work experience spans across Asia, Africa, and Europe and been instrumental in developing organizations marketing capabilities and drive business profitabilities. He has a keen interest in latest technology trends and acquired post graduate diploma in Digital Marketing from Digital Marketing Institute Ireland. He has been supporting organization in digital marketing strategy development and plan execution as a founder of 3i Digital Solutions Private Limited.
His keen interest in using data decision-making led him to join Master program in Management Analytics with Smith Business School, Queens University.
Mary graduated from Western University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN). She worked as a Registered Nurse at Scarborough Centenary Hospital,Victorian order of Nurses and the Davis Centre/King Nursing Home. After Staying at Home to raise two wonderful children, she returned to the workforce for 15 years as a case manager at Central West Community Care Access Centre (CCAC)- formerly Peel Home Care.
She retired 5 Year ago and has lived inBoloton for 35 Years with her Husband John who is a newly retired elementary school principal. Hobbies include bridge, bid euchre, line dancing, pickleball and swimming at Wasaga Beach. *Living the Dream*
What is Abbeyfield House?
Abbeyfield is an International society dedicated to providing seniors with affordable, companionable and secure housing in a family-sized household within their local community. Community sponsored and supported, Abbeyfield Houses are set up and run on a not-for-profit basis under the management of a volunteer board of directors. Costs, which include meals, are shared by residents. A proven concept begun in England more than 50 years ago, there are now more than 1,100 Abbeyfield Houses worldwide, and 30 houses currently operating in Canada.
The Abbeyfield Caledon House is located in a peaceful, rural area of the Town of Caledon in the village of Caledon East, just north of Toronto. The House offers an independent, affordable living alternative in a warm family style environment. The House provides Residents with a balance between privacy, companionship, security, and independence.
Board of Directors
22 Walker Road East
Caledon East, ON