Elizabeth Lawson, Member at Large
Elizabeth is a retired teacher, born, raised and educated in Belfast, Northern Ireland and has been a member of the Delta Hospice Society Board for the past year. She is greatly interested in the work of the board and continues to support the hospice Constitution. Prior to her board membership, she operated her own business in Vancouver, offering remedial and enhanced English language skills to students entering private schools and universities.
She has resided in Tsawwassen for 11 years, following 16 years in Tripoli and Benghazi, North Africa where she was employed as a teacher. During this period, she took time out in Canada to continue her studies of Political Science and Applied Linguistics at the University of Victoria. Following her return to Tsawwassen she offered her services to the Federal Conservative Party of Canada where she served for eight years on the board of the Electoral District Association of Delta.
Many years ago, she worked as a volunteer member of St. Mary’s diocesan immigration board in Calgary, as a response to the plight of the Vietnamese boat people. The board’s focus was resettlement, health and welfare, education and reuniting family members. She was gratified by the success that was achieved in these matters. Throughout all her volunteer work, her central convictions and efforts were principally devoted to improving the lives of others to the best of her ability. She was blessed to share this work with others who were equally focused on making a positive difference in the lives of those who most needed assistance.