Dr. Ken Eccles, left, was recently honoured at a retirement party held at Hillier Creek Estates Winery. Dr. Amber Hayward Stewart, who has taken over Dr. Eccles’ practice is shown with Ken and Dr. Earle Taylor who was the general surgeon at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital for more than 40 years. About 100 of Dr. Eccles’ colleagues, along with retired and present hospital staff, were there to wish him a fulfilling retirement. He has served the community as a family practitioner for 42 years of which approximately 30 of those years he was also the anesthetist at PECMH. He has now decided to limit his practice to his golf game and chasing that elusive “hole in one”.
About the Author: Fran Renoy has lived in the County for forty years so considers herself almost a native. Both she and her husband Bill consider themselves very fortunate to live in beautiful Prince Edward County. She worked at PECM hospital for thirty years as a x-ray technologist,retiring in 1998.She has a very strong passion for her local hospital and encourages others to speak up and not be afraid to do so if they feel that services are being eroded.