The Guardian Angels of Almonte General Hospital

The Almonte General Hospital team is comprised of over 500 dedicated healthcare professionals and support staff and a multitude of devoted volunteers.  Many of you have had a member of the AGH team provide you, or a loved one, with extraordinary care or service in Almonte General Hospital, Fairview Manor or Lanark County Paramedic Service.  
We cherish your stories and written notes of gratitude for the care, comfort and kindness provided by a member of the AGH team. While our staff members are grateful for your words of thanks, you asked us for a way to offer special acknowledgement to those outstanding medical staff, caregivers, support staff, co-workers and volunteers. We listened and created the Guardian Angel Program.

The Guardian Angel Program offers you the opportunity to recognize a member of the AGH team who has touched your life in a significant way.


Tina McLelland, Executive Assistant to the President and CEO was surprised with a Guardian Angel pin by a co-worker last week.  

Tina is known as the go to person for anything administrative or  For one staff member Tina made the difference between a difficult first year and a smooth transition into a new position.  Even though she holds a demanding role, Tina always shared information, engaged and included her co-worker in internal social activities, covered off duties and added her expertise to projects.  Congratulations Tina!

Tina has been a valued member of the AGH-FVM team since August 2009.

Linda Duncan named Almonte General Hospital Guardian Angel

Linda Duncan, Lead Hand.  Linda was nominated by an anonymous donor who is also a co-worker.  Linda’s colleague describes her as, “A knowledgeable and fair boss who has always been driven.  She is hard-working, always on top of things.” President and CEO Mary Wilson Trider presented Linda with her Guardian Angel pin in December 2014.

Linda has been a valued member of the AGH-FVM team since June 17, 1977.

Shelley Branje named Almonte General Hospital Guardian Angel

Shelley Branje, Ward Clerk.  Shelly was nominated by Jack, the husband of a former patient.  Jack had many hours over the last three months of his wife life to watch the comings and goings of the staff.  While he says that he found there to be many remarkable members of the team, Shelley stood out.  “She was the person everyone turned to.  She always had the answers or found them out.  She arranged everything and did it with a smile.” Jack said. “And that’s why she is my Guardian Angel.”  Jack was thrilled to present Shelley with her pin in December 2014.

Shelley has been a valued member of the AGH_team since Oct 8, 1989.

To learn more about the Guardian Angel program contact the Foundation office at 256-2514 ext. 2296,