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Barbara Learmont

 

I was born in Trinidad and come from a large family with six sisters and eight brothers.  In 1971 my husband, Roone, and I came to Montreal and from there to Red Deer, Alberta where we lived for six months.  We moved to Calgary where I started my job at the bank.  Retiring after 30 years there, I became more involved in my parish, St. Thomas More, in north-east Calgary.  One Sunday, someone came up to me and asked if I would like to become a member of the Catholic Women’s League, which has been such a blessing for me! For the past 18 years.

After a number of years, I became President of the council and since then, held many different positions, doing what I could to help keep the council going.  I joined various ministries – St. Vincent de Paul, where I was the first president for our parish, Inn From the Cold and the Senior Choir.

I am the Volunteer Screening Coordinator of our parish and the Coordinator of our parish’s Cancer Mass, held every three months for anyone in our Diocese who is going through cancer treatments.  In August I joined the Sisters of St. Martha in promoting vocations, becoming an Associate of the Sisters. 

In my home country of Trinidad, I played and taught tennis, field hockey and cricket, all of which I still enjoy today.  Along with my hobbies of gardening and sewing, I assist our parish secretary throughout the week.  Now, here I am on the team of Diocesan Officers!  With the guidance of the Holy Spirit, I hope and pray to do my best. With the Holy Spirit.

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