Family Medicine retirements

The Department of Family Medicine said goodbye to Dianne Brooks and Lin Hill, two exceptional members of our postgraduate team, as they announced their retirements in the last few months.

In her role as department secretary, Dianne was the face of the department, greeting guests for many years while in the Clinical Skills Building. As the postgraduate assistant, she cared for our residents and always ensured equal treatment for them all.

Dianne’s friendly face was well known by faculty and residents alike, as she helped run both Grand Rounds and the academic program for the postgraduate program.

We wish Dianne well in her new journey. While some like to relax in their retirement, we can already see Dianne gearing up to enjoy her time spent at her granddaughter's skating tournaments, volunteering with the ladies auxiliary, and golfing with friends.

Lin started in Family Medicine in August 2009 after eight years with the Faculty of Education. Prior to her time at Western, she lived for eight and a half years in the Caribbean (Trinidad and Jamaica).

“I have thoroughly enjoyed working with everyone in Family Medicine – staff, faculty, and residents,” said Lin. “Working in medicine was new for me, and I really appreciated those who helped me at the start, especially handling my first CaRMS. I certainly have learned a lot.”

Lin’s attention to detail and expertise in CaRMS will certainly be missed. She has planned and executed a seamless event year after year.

We wish Lin all the best in her retirement and subsequent adventures.

“I’m looking forward to having more time at the cottage, traveling and of course spending some fun time with my husband Peter, my mom, daughters and three little granddaughters,” said Lin.