Rosemary Marx Pedder
|Fifty years seems like such a long time–where did the years go?
After graduation I went to Cape Town South Africa for Nursing. It was a very big adjustment–a whole new way of living. In 1979, I returned to Canada and finished my Nursing at Branson in 1973. After writing my registration exams I returned to South Africa and was fortunate to travel there and some other African countries, then onto Israel, and the U.K. when the funds ran out.
I returned to Branson and worked there until 1978. I then started work at South Lake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, Ontario. I worked there in Critical Care until 2016 when I retired. During those years I was fortunate to also do some teaching in the Nursing programs at Humber and Seneca Colleges. I also did some work with the College of Nurses of Ontario working on Quality Control.
I married the love of my life Rick Pedder in 1974. We have one son Jeremy who is in White Rock and he has one lovely daughter.
After I retired, we made the big move to Peachland, British Columbia and have settled into a busy retirement. After all it takes many games and hours of practice to get one’s golf handicap down. I was fortunate during my career to also take time for my passion to travel have had many interesting trips around the world.
As to my next adventure I just want the health to enjoy life to the fullest.
My advice to new grads, follow your dreams.
A big thanks to Janice for keeping us all in touch over the years