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Mona is the founder/director of a not- for- profit dementia initiative called Memory Lane Home Living Inc. in Richmond Hill, ON. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology/Sociology, and has worked in the field of mental health. Mona is currently completing a Gerontology Certificate through McMaster University. She put herself through university as a nurse’s aide and became acquainted with the care needs of seniors and the LongTerm Care system. During the last 4 years Mona reacquainted herself with the care needs of seniors as she became a caregiver for her mother, who was diagnosed with vascular dementia.

Mona began questioning the existing systems of care, with the help of other interested individuals in dementia related fields. Together they sought an alternative co-operative model of living that better addresses the needs of caregivers and their loved ones on the dementia journey. Mona’s passion to improve daily living with dementia has inspired a home called Memory Lane Home Living Inc. and other dementia initiatives. Mona was recently recognized by her local Member of Parliament for the volunteer initiative, whereby she successfully brought together the community of caregivers, churches, health care providers, politicians, and interested individuals, for a “Living Well with Dementia in York Region” Conference.

Mona Lancaster, At The National Club
Feb 23, 2018

Born in England, Stella graduated from St Thomas' Hospital in physiotherapy in 1978, moved to Penticton, BC in 1980 to do a locum and to learn to ski.

 She moved to Nova Scotia in 1985 to upgrade to a degree and sail her laser. Stella began her Rotary journey with the Bedford Sackville and District Rotary Club in 1994 and could not imagine the impact that Rotary would have on her life.  Her club now is The Rotary Club of Halifax Harbourside, and she served as Club President in 1996-97. 

Stella served as District Governor for D7820 in 2014-2015, which covers Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador, Prince Edward Island and St Pierre et Miquelon (French Overseas Territory).  She loved learning that each community and club are unique and all the different ways that Rotarians are working in their communities, especially up in the north of Labrador and the small communities in rural Nova Scotia.

Stella is honoured to be working as the current End Polio Now Zone Coordinator for 24E. Or, in true Rotary acronym fashion:  EPNZC!  She is also trainer for the Rotary Foundation Grant program for District 7820.

Stella has been on NID (National Immunization Day) trips to Nigeria led by Ann Lee in 2013-2015 and recently returned in November if 2017 so is uniquely positioned to share the amazing changes that have led to Nigeria being polio free for the second time for over a year.

She has also been to India, and then Madagascar in 2015.  She saw the three stages of polio eradication, India being more than three years polio free, Madagascar in turmoil because of 10 cases of vaccine derived polio because of lax vaccination programs and Nigeria at 1 year polio free. Stella is a Paul Harris Society member a Bequest Society Member, and has received the regional Service Award for a Polio free world.

She works as a physiotherapist in the area of Women’s Health in Bedford and her hobbies include sailing, hiking and paddle-boarding with her dog Sailor.



Stella Roy
Mar 02, 2018


Annual Fundraiser at Steam Whistle
Mar 29, 2018