Celebrating Careers: Elsie Tobin retires after 25 years of devoted service at SLMHC

Elsie Tobin with her retirement cake during a celebration of her career on November 1.

Elsie Tobin, Interpreter, is officially retiring after 25 years of devoted service at both Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) and the former Sioux Lookout “Zone” Hospital.

During that time, Elsie was part of several different department teams, including Dietary, Housekeeping, she was a Ward Clerk, and most recently an Interpreter.

Elsie says she’s going to really miss the daily interactions with co-workers and patients.

“I’m going to miss the people and the patients too. I’ve gotten to meet a lot of great people over the last 25 years,” she says. “I’m looking forward to more time with my grandchildren now.”

“We are thankful for Elsie’s commitment to supporting patients, and making them feel at home, as an interpreter through our Traditional Program. She has had a positive impact on so many patients and staff members over the years, and she will be missed daily,” says Kathy Loon, Executive Lead for Indigenous Collaboration & Relations.

“Elsie is an integral member of the SLMHC team, and she will be greatly missed. We are very thankful for her dedication in various departments over the years, which saw her make valuable connections with our patients and staff members. Thank you Elsie,” says Heather Lee, SLMHC President and CEO.