Gillian resides on a small hobby farm in Kelowna. Her son, Paul, is currently studying at UBC Vancouver. Paul’s older brother Sam passed away at Canuck Place in 2009 after battling both Cancer and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The family has been involved with Canuck Place since 1995 and continues to have strong ties with its community.
Gillian works at the UBC Library on the Okanagan campus supporting staff and students at the circulation/reference desk. She has also recently started working with the curator at UBCO supporting her with the Public Art Collection. Gillian serves on the Canuck Place Family Advisory Council and is a liaison between the FAC and the Board of Directors.
Six years after Sam’s death, Canuck Place remains a very important part of Gillian’s life. She serves on the Board out of a place of gratitude for all that this community has done for her and her family.