SMHC ARCHIVES Inc.
Selkirk Mental Health Centre
Keeping Our History Alive!
Lorna Weiss retired at the end of March, 2012 having spent 30 years working as a Library Technician at the Selkirk Mental Health Centre. Lorna was born and raised in Selkirk and after high school she moved to Winnipeg. After a few years working in the city she attended Red River College and graduated with a Diploma in Library Technology. Thus began her career as a Library Technician. While fresh from graduating she was hired by the Flin Flon School Division to worked at the Ruth Betts School for children ranging with ages from kindergarten to grade 9. Lorna originally planned to stay one year but said that the people were so friendly she stayed for three. When she returned to Selkirk she heard that the Selkirk Mental Health Centre was hiring and immediately applied. She was hired to work in the School of Psychiatric Nursing’s library and remained at the Centre’s library for 30 years saying that she has had a wonderful adventure. From the inception of the SMHC Archive Committee, Lorna has served most diligently as its Chairperson. Lorna says that she came to SMHC with basic beliefs and the Centre had helped her to become the person she is today She hopes to be able to give back as much as she has received from the Centre and use her skills to help where needed. On the home front, Lorna loves to read, scrapbook and collect butterfly items. She already has a book list to read and also looks forward to trying out new recipes. She loves to walk and greatly enjoys playing with her Bichon Havenese Poodle called “Jewel”. Lorna expresses her gratitude to all the people she has met over her thirty years and is grateful to them for being a part of her life. Best wishes Lorna for a very long and happy and fulfill ing retirement!