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September 20, 2021
get out of debt

Manage Your Finances And Get Out of Debt

  Manage Your Finances Paying bills after their due dates, or receiving calls from collection agencies can be warning signs that your debt becoming unmanageable. There […]
September 16, 2021
virtual scribe

One Thousand Virtual Scribe Positions Available!

AQuity Solutions’ 1,000 Virtual Scribe Positions Aquity Solutions has recently reached out to us and asked us to fill the 1,000 new Virtual Scribe Positions they […]
September 13, 2021
Top 10 Ways on How to Save Money

Top 10 Tips on How to Save Money

  Top Tips On How To Save Money Learning how to save money is a big part of life. If you have money problems in your […]
September 13, 2021
Tips for Starting a Virtual Assistant Business

Tips to Start a Virtual Assistant Business

  Tips to Start A Virtual Assistant Business A Virtual Assistant (VA) business is a seamless and low-cost venture to open. If you are interested in […]
September 6, 2021
Money in Savings

3 Tips for Saving Accounts: Money In Your Pocket

  Tips for Saving Accounts Need some tips for saving accounts? Making sure you have savings is a basic due diligence and is a means of […]
September 3, 2021
Scholarship winner

Our 2021 Bowen-Ripley Scholarship Essay Winner

Bowen-Ripley Scholarship Essay Winner, 2021 CanScribe offers two $500 scholarships to individuals interested in taking CanScribe’s online Medical Transcription/Healthcare Documentation Specialist training program. Entrants submit a […]
September 3, 2021
Scaling Your Virtual Assistant Business

Scaling Your Virtual Assistant Business – We Have Answers #10

Scaling your Virtual Assistant business is important, and so is deciding on your business strategy. Our guest speaks her experience on the ins and outs of employing other […]
August 30, 2021
Email Virtual Assistant

How To Write An Effective Email As A Virtual Assistant

Do you want to learn how to write an effective email? Writing friendly, approachable and professional emails is a skill every Virtual Assistant should have. It […]
August 27, 2021
Providing Value to Clients

Providing Value to Clients – We Have Answers #9

Focus on what your clients need in their business. To be a successful at-home worker you need to constantly be providing value to clients. For example, […]
August 23, 2021
Job Search Mistakes To Avoid

Job Search Mistakes To Avoid

Mistakes don’t go over well when you’re job searching, so it’s best to avoid job search mistakes. Even a spelling mistake is enough to knock you […]
August 16, 2021
The Importance of Preparation

The Importance of Preparation

The importance of preparation cannot be stated enough. Planning and preparation are not always the most fun daily activities but, a certain amount of time and […]
August 9, 2021
Career Growth as a Virtual Assistant

Career Growth as a Virtual Assistant – We Have Answers #8

Starting as a Virtual Assistant can be daunting, especially if you are unaware of the career growth options that are available. Our podcast guest started her […]
August 9, 2021
What is your SWOT Analysis

How To Make A SWOT Analysis Effectively As A Virtual Assistant

What Is a SWOT Analysis?  SWOT Analysis looks at strengths and weaknesses, and the opportunities and threats faced by you, your client, your business, etc. It […]
August 7, 2021
AHDI School of Excellence Award

AHDI School of Excellence Award 2021

CanScribe is proud to announce that we have been awarded the AHDI School of Excellence Award, and everyone here is proud and excited to be given […]
August 3, 2021
First Nations Scholarship Winner

2021 First Nations Scholarship Essay Winner

CanScribe Career College offers one $1,000 Scholarship to First Nations individuals interested in taking CanScribe’s online Medical Transcription/Healthcare Documentation Specialist training program. Entrants submit a one to […]
August 2, 2021
New Medical Transcription Course

New Medical Transcription Course

CanScribe has launched a new medical transcription course. CanScribe aims to provide unmatched education with student and graduates support for life. This new update aims to […]

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Robert was born in Midland, Ontario on January 11, 1953 and passed away in Nanaimo on November 20, 2009. Robert was the youngest of three. I was the oldest, Doug was the middle child. Our mother and father were divorced when we were very young. Our mother remarried a man who had three sons and then another girl and another boy was born. So there was eight of us altogether. Robert moved to Toronto, Ontario after high school and worked in various jobs there. He then moved to Edmonton, Alberta in 1976 and on to British Columbia in 1977. He lived in Vancouver, Victoria, and finally resided in Nanaimo. Robert had a great sense of determination and optimism. The more he could learn, the happier he was. He continued his education in B.C. at Simon Fraser University. He also took courses in the culinary field and worked as a chef for many years. He also studied law and worked as a paralegal. He studied religions and languages (he could speak many languages) and took many computer courses. He took a Medical Terminology Course, and Emergency First Aid which included CPR.

Unfortunately, Robert's health was never great. He was born a "Blue Baby" and not expected to live. He lived with the HIV virus and with cancer. This was a big factor in his determination to be able to work at home and was why he was taking the Medical Transcription course. Robert was involved with various charitable organizations for many, many years. He cooked numerous meals at food kitchens for the homeless, especially at Christmas and other holidays. He spent time at various senior centers, volunteering, and visiting the residents there. He was an active volunteer at the Nanaimo Parole Citizen Advisory Committee and one of the outstanding jobs he completed for them was their Committee By-laws.

I am very proud of the things that my brother achieved in his lifetime. I have received so many letters, calls and cards since his passing, all of them telling me how much he was liked and how much he will be missed. Robert spent most of his time helping others. I'm attaching a couple of pictures, one when he was very young. If there is any other information you need, please let me know. Thank you again for setting up this scholarship. It means so much to me that his name will carry on. And I know he would be extremely pleased that his name was helping others. That was his number one goal in his life - to help others.


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