Phyllis Carleton, a life time member of the OPA, celebrated her 100th birthday on September 28, 2019 with family and friends. Phyllis graduated from the University of Toronto in Occupational Therapy in 1940, after serving in World War II (WWII). During WWII, she served with the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps in England.

She continued her studies by joining the Physical Therapy Program at Duke University in North Carolina. Her medical career included over a decade at Michael Garron Hospital in Toronto.

OPA would like to thank Phyllis Carleton for her dedication to the profession for many years and wish her a very happy belated birthday!

We would also like to thank Marion Leslie Bethune for allowing the Ontario Physiotherapy Association to be part of Phyllis’s big day. On behalf of OPA, Marion presented Phyllis with her 60 year membership milestone certificate to be included in her wall of achievements, as well as flowers to celebrate this special occasion.

By Maryam Ahmed, Coordinator, Member Services and Programs