Lorna Eadie Hocking - President
Lorna came to Canada from Northern Ireland as a toddler and spent most of her youth in Bruce County. She has been retired from the Bluewater Board of Education for 6 years.
Lorna and her husband Dave enjoy travelling especially on cruise ships. Most recently they cruised the Danube from Budapest to Bucharest, Romania. Their next adventure in 2019 will be cruising down the Amazon River in South America.
While at home Dave and Lorna schedule the odd game of golf, but spend most of their time gardening and caring for their English Springer Spaniel, Sadie.
Betty Perkins - Past President
Betty arrived in Hanover in 1969,having spent her formative years in Southampton.
She is married to Garry MacGregor and life is busy with four grown children and ten grandchildren (six boys and four girls). Betty graduated from the Victoria Hospital School of Nursing and the University of Western Ontario. As a Public Health Nurse she participated in many programs across Grey and Bruce Counties. In retirement she enjoys being active and involved in the community.
Linda Taylor-Basilij - First Vice President
Lynda and her husband Bob came to Hanover 33 years ago. They have loved their adopted community ever since. Lynda spend most of her years as an educator with the bluewater Board of Education, and raising 3 kids. Now released from most deadlines and duties, she is free to enjoy skiing, travel, the family cottage and spending time in her children's homes!
Joel Côté - Second Vice President
Joel arrived in Hanover in 1986 to begin a teaching career with the Bruce Grey Catholic District School Board. Along with his wife of 33 years, they both retired from teaching in 2015. Together they have two adult children. Josh is serving full time in the Canadian Armed Forces and our daughter Rebecca is a nurse at the The Hospital for Sick Children. Joel and his wife are actively involved in the community. In addition to being members of the PROBUS Club, they also help out at Light on Main, Meals on Wheels, and Operation Christmas Child. Joel looks forward to serving and learning the ropes of the management team as your Second Vice President.
Jan Stocovaz - Secretary
Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia and raised in Guelph, Ontario, Jan moved to Hanover to start her teaching career and stayed. Jan loved teaching, primarily physical education, and coaching, particularly volleyball. Retired now, Jan’s three children and grandchildren keep her busy and loving life.
Judy Turnbull - Treasurer
Judy was born and raised in Walkerton. She has two children and is blessed to have six grandchildren between the ages of 15 and 21 years of age. After working for 20 years in the office of Community Care Access Centre, she retired in 2007. Judy's new dachshund puppy, Sophie, is great company and keeps her very active.
In addition to her new appointment as Treasurer, Judy also keeps busy as Secretary at St. Thomas Anglican Church and assists her 92 year old Mother who still lives in her own condo.
Joan Ferguson - Membership Chair
Joan was born and raised in Toronto and after attending the University of Western Ontario, she began her 30 year teaching career. After retirement, she moved from the Alliston area to Hanover and now finds herself busy in with many activities: golf, bridge, attending lecture series, photography, kayaking, walking and volunteering with the St. John’s Dog Therapy program. Her passion however, is travel, and she is always looking for the next travelling adventure.
Loretta Dunn - Communications Chair
Loretta Dunn has lived in Grey Bruce since 2010. She took early retirement in 2012 after a 32 year career in marketing and communications, most of those years at head office for The Co-operators in Guelph.
She is semi-retired and has worked in a variety of sectors in GB since then - from communications coordinator for SBGHC to special event coordinator with Heart and Stroke. For the past three years she has been working PT as Coordinator of Volunteers with VON Grey Bruce.
Loretta has always been active in her community and since moving here, has volunteered her time for numerous organizations. She is currently on the Grant Review Team for Ontario Trillium Foundation for Grey/Bruce/Huron/Perth. She is also Hanover Ambassador for Community Foundation Grey Bruce and a member of the Council on Aging Grey Bruce.
Loretta and her husband Dean live in Allan Park Estates (between Hanover and Durham) and share their home with their four legged companions – dogs Murphy and Wilson. They have two daughters and one granddaughter.
Bill Roseborough - Program Co-Chair
Bill was born and raised in Hanover, spending most of his working life in sales and service. In June 1963 he and a friend opened Hanover Travel Service. Bill has travelled to many parts of the world during his career, and retired in 2001. He was actually finalizing some of his files on 9/11.
In 2010 Bill donated the “Garden of Fond Memories” located at the Hanover Hospital. In 2015 he organized the construction of the “Country Meadows Estates Rest Area” honouring the late Louis Whaling for his quality residential development contribution throughout the town of Hanover.
Previous community involvement includes:
- Served a one 3 year term on Hanover Council
- Served as a member of the Hanover Planning Board
- Served as Chair of the original Committee of Adjustments for the town of Hanover
- Served 7 years as a volunteer fireman
Bill also played a major role in organizing the surrounding Municipalities to form our now known electrical utility “Westario Power Inc” He served on the Westario Board for 14 years representing the Town of Hanover.
Bill and his wife Joan reside in Hanover and are both actively involved in the community.
Linda Vallie - Program Co-Chair
Linda was born and raised in Hanover. She went to Campbell's corner school for grades 1-8, then John Diefenbaker Secondary school. Linda has 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren. Linda loves to hike and has completed the 900 km. end to end trek of the Bruce Trail. Linda has served on the Hanover Cemetery Board for the past 8 years.
Susan Leidel - Activity Chair
Susan came to Hanover as a result of accepting a position at John Diefenbaker Secondary School in the Business Studies Department. She is a dedicated life-long learner and continues to enjoy taking courses. From Antigua to Vietnam, Susan has traveled to over 60 countries. She has a passion for anything artistic, but especially enjoys creating wall and wearable art using the medium of polymer clay.
Helen Peppler - Hospitality Co-Chair
Helen grew up in the former Bentinck Township, now part of West Grey on the Hastie family farm settled in 1854. She has just retired from Bruce Power after being on site for 29 years, but prior to that worked in Hanover at New Life Mills and at two Accounting firms.
Retirement is allowing time to work on the family trees, experiment in the kitchen, read, and spend time with her granddaughter.
Karen Farrow - Hospitality Co-Chair
Karen shares three children and five grandchildren with her husband Bob. Five years ago in November Karen and Bob moved to Hanover and are enjoying the camaraderie of many new friends. Previous to that Karen worked for Union Gas for 25 years managing several departments. She also volunteered at Lisaard House (a Cambridge Hospice) and on the CIBC annual 5K run to end Breast Cancer in the Waterloo Region. She also walked in and completed two 60K weekends to end Breast Cancer, one in Calgary and one in Toronto. Travels have taken Karen and Bob to Vancouver, Alaska, France, Canary Islands, Portugal and most recently to Scandinavia.
Jeanne Kucan - Greeter Chair
Jeanne Kucan was raised in Southampton and finished her high school years in Hanover at the John Diefenbaker Secondary School. She lived in Toronto for 10 years and taught Family Studies at the secondary school level. She has lived in Hanover since 1975. Jeanne is the proud mother of three grown children and ‘Nanny’ to six wonderful grandchildren . In retirement she loves to quilt, travel and spend quality time with her grandchildren
Wendy McDougall - Greeter Chair
Wendy moved to Lake Rosalind from Erin four years ago. Wendy particularly enjoys spending time with her grandchildren. Other interests include travelling, biking, curling and reading. Wendy is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and worked in the family business. She is now happily retired and enjoying the community.