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April 30, 2021
Networking as a Virtual Assistant

Networking as a Virtual Assistant – We Have Answers #7

Networking, even virtually, can be a terrifying idea. Networking as a Virtual Assistant is vital to the success of your business. Maybe because of your personality […]
April 26, 2021
Book Travel as a Virtual Assistant 

See 11 Surprising How To’s for Booking Travel as a Virtual Assistant 

Booking travel as a Virtual Assistant is not as easy as it sounds. It is vital that you focus on the timing and the needs of […]
April 22, 2021
Virtual Assistant Work After Graduation

Virtual Assistant Work After Graduation – We Have Answers #6

Virtual Assistants are remarkably in demand by businesses that need help but do not want to spend the money on office space for staff. Many small […]
April 19, 2021
Ethics for Virtual Assistants and Administrative Assistants

The 3 Steps for Better Virtual Assistant Ethics

Virtual Assistants and Administrative Assistants are the backbones of companies and their managers’ right arms. They urge those in this field to continue professional development in […]
April 12, 2021
Navigating the Multigenerational Workplace

Quick 4 Tips on How To Navigate The Multigenerational Workplace

Today, the average workplace has an unprecedented mixture of generations working together. The characteristics and communication styles of different generations can make today’s multigenerational workplace challenging.    […]
April 5, 2021
jobs for retirement

Jobs for Retirement

Jobs for retirement. We spend our whole life saving and preparing for it. We look forward to it for a whole multitude of reasons. Spending time […]
March 29, 2021
Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning 101 for Students

It’s official: spring has sprung! As we begin to rise from winter hibernation, it’s time to tidy up and embrace the start of a new season. […]
March 22, 2021
Gardening

Get Ready to Garden in 2021

Gardening presents specific challenges due to our cold climate and short growing season in Canada. We went into research mode and found the best tips for […]
March 15, 2021
DIY Vision Board

DIY Vision Board in 6 Simple Steps

When COVID-19 first hit, many people took the time to get to things we’ve been putting off. To help with organizing the many thoughts in your […]
March 8, 2021
Online Learning Benefits

11 Benefits of Online Learning

The benefits of online learning are limitless when it comes to your college education. If you’re on the fence about online classes or don’t have an […]
March 1, 2021
Keeping a Gratitude Journal

Keeping a Gratitude Journal 101

It’s easy to take things and people in our lives for granted but keeping a gratitude journal helps you develop a greater appreciation for the good […]
February 22, 2021
DIY No-Sew Quilt

DIY No-Sew Quilt

Jenny Melrose is a retired teacher who blogs about crafts and lives just outside of Charlotte, N.C. You can follow her on Instagram at @melrosefamily.   This […]
February 16, 2021
Morning Meditation

Start Practicing Morning Meditation 101

Starting your day with a morning meditation can gently release grogginess and help set the conditions for a more successful day, says Headspace. “Whether you wake […]
February 10, 2021
How to improve your transcription skills

How to Improve Your Transcription Skills and Boost Productivity

There are many advantages to continually improving your skills as a transcriptionist: more (and higher-paying) contracts, increased productivity and earnings, and regular referrals from clients. Here […]
February 8, 2021
Catalysts of Love

Love Catalysts: Different Types of Love

What are love catalysts? First, let’s start at the beginning. In Canada, the awareness of Valentine’s Day began towards the middle of the 19th century. By 1900, […]
February 1, 2021
Make your own soap

DIY! Make Your Own Natural, Luxurious Soap

Making your soap allows you to avoid undesirable ingredients. Many people have become aware of the added chemicals, increased costs, and commercial processes used to manufacture […]

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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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