Mr. Frank Royle

Mr. Frank Royle: Frank Royle has been a dedicated volunteer for many community organizations. With his personal expertise in the field of finance, Mr. Royle has provided many volunteer years as treasurer for a number of organizations. To list a few, he has acted either as Chair or Treasurer of the Knight Singers, Hudson Music Club, Hudson Players’ Club, St. James’ Church, St. James’ Church Choir, Hudson Choristers and Hudson Badminton Club. As President of Heritage Hudson, he spearheaded the acquisition of the local train station from Canadian Pacific Railway in 1997 which led an initiative resulting in Hudson Village Theatre making the station its permanent home in 1998, and ultimately becoming its owner in 1999 where it continues to flourish to this day. He has served on Advisory Boards for Hudson Village Theatre and the Anglican Parish of Vaudreuil, he has chaired the Hudson Town Planning Advisory Committee for eight years, and also was Honourary Co-Chair of Alzheimer Society Suroît, Valleyfield, Quebec for two years. His focus in the field of community health care is one of the most important contributions he has made to the community. Mr. Royle has been treasurer of NOVA Nurses Hudson for the past 25 years, and a member of the Conseil d’Administration du Centre de Santé et des Services Sociaux de Vaudreuil-Soulanges for 12 years. Mr. Royle played a key role in the establishment of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence in Hudson, Quebec which opened in 2010 and has since cared for more than 1,000 patients. Most recently Mr. Royle was the co-founder of the local medi-centre. Working closely with Mr. Lombardi they successfully saw the opening in May of 2011. Mr. Royle continues to serve on the board as Secretary and Treasurer. This service to the community for more than two decades has certainly improved the social life and health of the community in a very significant way. I know Mr. Royle, like many of our recipients today, does this work for the good of others, which is why I am pleased to award the Senate of Canada 150 Medal to such an individual deserving of our recognition. Thank you for all that you do, Frank!