North Bay

Spiritual Advisor: S. Rita Godon, csj

Regional Chairperson:  Mary-Lynn Truchon

Mary-Lynn is a lifelong resident of North Bay and a graduate of St. Joseph’s College and St. Mary’s Commercial Academy.  She is a retired administrative professional, having served forty plus years in the profession she loved.  This was demonstrated when serving as charter vice-president and subsequently, treasurer and president of the North Bay Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals.  She is a lifelong parishioner of the Pro-Cathedral of the Assumption Parish and has used the phrase, “I belonged to the Pro-Cathedral Parish even before I was born” (because her adoption at birth was arranged through the Parish Priest at the time). 

She has been a CWL member for thirty-three years serving on the executive in the 80’s for several years and then taking a break due to serious family health issues.  She also served several years on Parish Council and helped with various annual Bazaar committees as well as co-convening the Bazaar.  Retirement allowed time to be more deeply involved and this and has included chairing the knitting table for the annual bazaar for over 10 years, volunteering on a Parish funeral luncheon team, now as captain.  Executive positions have included Resolutions and Legislation, Recording Secretary, Membership and Organization, then President (3 years) and Past President.  She received the Maple Leaf Service Pin in June 2015.  At the Regional level, she served as Secretary/Treasurer, Secretary and is now looking forward to her new role as North Bay Regional Chairperson.

Mary-Lynn has been married to Ron Truchon for sixteen years, and Ron has five adult children and six grandchildren residing in Ottawa and Toronto.  Her daughter and husband live in Sudbury and she has 3 adult grandchildren also in Sudbury who she is extremely proud of!  She loves reading, cooking and puts a great value on her family and wonderful circle of friends…..many are CWL sisters.  She feels the CWL has brought many blessings into her life.