In Memoriam – Deana Cowley, RRT

It is with great sadness that I am announcing the recent passing of Deana Cowley. Her passing hits close to home for me personally, as Deana was one of my preceptors during my clinical year of RTschool. Deana’s preceptorship did have a lasting effect on my practice today as a professional. She was able to pass on to me the importance of being warm and kind to the people we encountered throughout the day; to be kind to coworkers and patients alike. She easily brought a smile to the faces of those who spent any time with her…it was hard not to with her bubbly personality!

On behalf of the RTSO, I would like to send the warmest thoughts to her family, friends, and co-workers in this time of mourning. May your fond memories of Deana continue to bring a smile to your face when you think of her.

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Kaela Hilderley, RRT CRE BEdAEd
President, Respiratory Therapy Society of Ontario