Elizabeth “Betsy” Currier
Betsy was born, raised and still lives in Sault Ste. Marie, ON. Her legal birth name is Elizabeth, but shewas always called by her nickname “Betsy” since she was a toddler.
After graduating from Mount St. Joseph College, she was married and had two children, Trisha and Stephen. When her children were in school for a full day she returned to Sault College and then Laurentian University and graduated with a degree and then a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She also earned a certificate from St. Michael’s College in Toronto in Education and Healthcare Leadership. After being blessed with a wonderful career of bedside nursing, teaching and management she retired in 2011. She and husband, Steve Larocque, have a blended family of three adult children, nine beautiful grandchildren ranging in age from nine to thirty, and two great-grandchildren, a newborn and a two-year-old.
Betsy joined the League with her mother’s encouragement in 1996 and has worked, prayed and played with many wonderful ladies who she feels privileged to call “friends and sisters”. She held several executive positions in her home council at St. Jerome Parish in Sault Ste. Marie. In 2011 she was appointed to the diocesan council and has served terms at that level as recording secretary, first vice president / Sault Ste. Marie regional chairperson and president-elect / chairperson of organization and now president.
Betsy co-chaired the 93rd annual Sault Ste. Marie diocesan convention held in in 2013 and has presented workshops on the Objects of the League and Health Care Ethics (Informed Consent, Substitute Decision Making & Privacy). She was a facilitator for Catch the Fire! and presented a “discernment” workshop as an introduction to the “S’Mores” program.
She enjoys volunteering at the Algoma Residential Community Hospice (ARCH) and loves nature and camping in the RV all summer at the lake. She and Steve enjoy travelling to a warmer climate for a few weeks in the winter months. She is also an avid reader and motorcyclist.