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Judy Dowd

DIRECTOR AT LARGE

Vancouver Island has been my home for the past twenty years. I have been very active here, both in the business world and as a community volunteer. I was the owner of a bicycle shop for three years and for the past seventeen years I’ve been the manager of a Dollar Store. For three years I have held the presidential position to sorority Beta Sigma Phi and I’m currently Vice-President of the Business Improvement Association in my community. My daughter, Lindsay Don Dowd, born December 12, 1983, died February 3, 2004, at twenty years of age from an undiagnosed heart defect. I only have one child now, a thirty–three-year-old son who lives in Edmonton, AB. I agreed to join the TCF Canada National Board because I feel very strongly about making sure that bereaved parents know that they are not alone and that there are other parents who are more than willing to help them. The other reason is to help make a difference. I KNOW that grief is so strong and so very painful, and finding other parents who understand completely, with so much compassion, gives us HOPE.