Retirement Announcement – Christine Dubyk

Where do you even begin when trying to capture the scope of work, impact and depth of gratitude you have for a person who is as Amazing as Christine Dubyk.

To say that Christine will be greatly missed in an understatement.

She has been the glue, the heart and inspiration for so many people, initiatives and Provincial Groups. Please join me in leaving your Retirement well wishes and providing words of gratitude to help capture the legacy that she will leave behind.

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  1. Dave Ferguson

    Christine
    You have been an incredibly positive colleague to work with. Your countless hours of support and assistance have been greatly appreciated, and will be greatly missed. Congratulations on your retirement. Enjoy it to the fullest.
    Dave

  2. Sandra Albione

    Christine, hope you enjoy a wonderful and well-earned retirement! It has been such a pleasure to work with you – your professionalism and cheery countenance will certainly be missed. I wish you all the best in this next season as you hopefully have a chance to focus your energies on all the people and things you love most. Be well.

  3. Karen Chartier

    Christine; thank-you for your contributions and dedication to the Durham committee planning tables and the sector. May all your hopes and wishes for your retirement come true! All the best.

  4. Anonymous

    Christine,

    It has been a pleasure working alongside you the past 2 years! I have always appreciated your pleasant personality and all of your wonderful insights. You have been one of the most encouraging and welcoming people I have met at PH and I am truly sad to see you go. Wishing you the very best on this next journey in life!

    regards,

    Tanya

  5. Janet Noel-Annable

    Best wishes on your retirement, Christine! Thanks for your amazing support over the years….we will miss you!

  6. Cindy Dionne

    Christine! It has been so lovely working with you over the last number of years. Thank you for everything you have done to support our community. Wishing you a wonderful and exciting retirement. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say, you will be missed!

  7. LISA MCNEE BAKER

    Christine, wishing all the very best on your retirement. Thank for the many ways you have contributed. Enjoy the next chapter!

  8. Anonymous

    Mary Kennedy
    Congratulations on your retirement Christine i hope the next phase in your life will be amazing take care &nice to have you working for PH Thank you for all your work

  9. Heather Hall

    Christine,

    I wish you success and happiness in your next transition. You will be very missed at PH. Mostly your sense of humor and inside jokes 😉
    Sincerely
    Heather Hall

  10. Anonymous

    Wishing you all the best as you start this new chapter in your life, Christine! You will be greatly missed!!

  11. Sherri Kroll

    Best wishes as you start this new journey, Christine. Your presence will be greatly missed!

  12. Gina St.Amour

    Christine, wishing you a wonderful leap into retirement after years of dedication and support to our sector! You have been such a constant force through so many changes and always managed to handle it with a smile. You will certainly be missed but wishing you all the best in your new adventures!

  13. Jo-Anne Demick

    Congratulations Christine on your retirement, I have so enjoyed and appreciated working with you through the Provincial Network. Your dedication and commitment during one of the most challenging times was truly inspiring and helped unify the sector. Thank you for everything.
    Cheers

  14. Sherry Parsley

    Christine, it’s been such a pleasure to work with you. Your commitment to PH and to the sector has been valuable and valued. I wish you all the good things, always. ~Sherry

  15. Cathy vivian

    You are an amazing woman and were such a supportive boss. Thank you for helping me to evolve into the person I have become. I wish all good things for you and miss you very much.

  16. Don Walker

    Christine, thank you for your assistance at the Provincial Network. Your efforts were greatly appreciated and you will be missed. I wish you good health and plenty of enjoyment over the next several years. Congratulations !

  17. Jocelyne Paul

    Christine – although we have not worked directly together on many occasions, it was truly wonderful to work with you with your positive upbeat personality, ‘always ready to give’ beautiful smile and kind words, and your amazing skills for organizing everything and everyone! I always enjoyed going down to PH Durham and seeing you! And it was always a blast when you were here in Ottawa – oh the stories 🙂 🙂 Wishing you all the very best Christine in your next chapter! ENJOY every single minute of it!!!!

  18. Naima Nabeel

    Happy Retirement Christine
    You truly are a kind beautiful person inside and out! Thank you for always creating a motivating atmosphere, you have been an inspiration to me! I wish you a fantastic relaxing and wonderful retirement.!

    Naima

  19. Gary Whetung

    Congratulations and thank you for your many contributions to our field! Your impact on our community and on the developmental services sector, in general, is well-known and very much respected. Wishing you much happiness and joy in your retirement…

  20. Brian Kelly

    Well what can I say about this sad yet exciting news, Christine has always been a person who you can rely on, who get answers, who is dedicated and takes a challenge head on. I first met Christine back in January 2015 during the little flood… ok ok the big flood that occurred at 55 Gordon and I can say from that day forward I found a friend, a person you can laugh with, a person who shines and ultimately a person who works hard day and night for the people in her community. The PH is going to miss you but not as much as the clients you have interacted with over the years, I know we will all miss you, however we know you have hit a new timeline in your life, and we wish you well in this journey. And one last piece of advice from me to you , turn off your alarm you don’t need it anymore 😉

  21. Janet Klees

    Hey Christine! I have missed your smiling face over the past year or so (even while greatly enjoying Kendra) and just want to say how much i appreciated your “can do” attitude, your willingness to work so hard for all, and the presence of your company in meetings. Wishing you a super-fantastic retirement!

  22. Anonymous

    Christine, wishing you all the best in your next adventure aka retirement. It has been a pleasure working with you throughout my career. Thank you for all your dedication and support within the developmental sector.

    You will be greatly missed!

    Christine Robinson

  23. Anonymous

    Christine, although our time working together has short, it has been an absolute pleasure. I love you poise, sweet demeanor, thoroughness and soft but hilarious sense of humour. I have not forgotten the code the photocopier since you told that me that joke last summer and believe me, I never will!! You will be greatly missed. Enjoy the next chapter of your journey.

    All the very best,
    Sharri-Ann

  24. Sharri Ann

    Christine,
    although our time working together has short, it has been an absolute pleasure. I love you poise, sweet demeanor, thoroughness and soft but hilarious sense of humour. I have not forgotten the code the photocopier since you told that me that joke last summer and believe me, I never will!! You will be greatly missed. Enjoy the next chapter of your journey.

    All the very best,
    Sharri-Ann

  25. Anonymous

    Christine, I am so excited (and Jealous!) for you! It has been a great pleasure to work with you at the planning tables. Best of luck and I hope you enjoy every moment of retirement!
    Pinder

  26. Sandie Hoskin

    Very happy for you Christine. Thank you for your support to all the committee work for our Region. You have been a key part of the team to keep us all moving forward. I can only imagine how much you are looking forward to this next step in your life adventure!! Take care, Christine!

  27. Anonymous

    So happy for you Christine…you are one of a kind beautiful. Having you as a colleague was nothing but a blessing. Enjoy the fruits of your labour, and enjoy the next stage of your life, where every day is the weekend! You are now your own boss so have a fantastic retirement life! I will miss you!
    Thushara (T.)

  28. Taylor Galliah

    Christine,

    You are such an incredible ray of sunshine!! I remember my early days at the main office, and how nervous I was at times, but your kindness always felt so welcoming. No matter how busy you were, you always seemed to find time to check-in and offer a helping hand. I remember one time I was frantically putting together a project, worried about a deadline, and without even asking questions, you sat down with a pair of scissors and a roll of tape to help. Your glowing positivity, caring attitude, and passion for quality services will be deeply, deeply missed – but I am so happy for you to finally have this well deserved opportunity and focus on yourself. Cheers to new adventures!

    – Taylor

  29. Gord

    Congratulation Christine, You will be missed here at the Abilities Centre, its been a blast working with you. On behalf of the entire Facilities Department at the Abilities Centre, we wish you all the best in your next chapter, its time to relax and enjoy life.

  30. Tyler MacEwen

    Congratulations on your retirement, I’m so happy for you! I hope this next chapter in your life is filled with fun, relaxing and memorable times! 🙂

  31. Sue Pereira

    We can only hope to be blessed with good team members in our work life, and that was certainly true of the time we worked together at PH. Your support, sense of humor, listening ear, antics and fully stocked snack drawer are just a few of the things, but most of all your friendship. May this transition into retirement be smooth and filled with good health, family, friends and time to do the things you enjoy! I look forward to crossing paths one day and hearing all about the good things!! Congratulations Christine!!

  32. Steve Mills

    So very Happy for you Christine, you have always been so welcoming and a ray of sunshine at PHP and I’m sure you’ll light up every space you walk into in your retirement. Thank you for being kind and a force in getting things done. Congratulations!

  33. Anonymous

    Congrats Christine and thank you for your countless hours of support to the Provincial Network. You will be missed!!!!
    Brian Davies

  34. Tracy

    Christine,
    PH definitely will not be the same without you. You truly are one of a kind. Although we’ve only worked together for a mere 3 yrs, during that time you’ve been so incredibly supportive, sharing your knowledge of PH it’s history and all that truly is PH which has helped me tremendously.
    You are the epitome of professionalism wrapped in this beautiful layer of support and kindness. You are quite funny too! I’m sorry that I never truly found this snack drawer Sue referred to! Count yourself lucky!
    I hope this next chapter of your life brings you joy and happiness in whatever you do. Don’t be a stranger! You will be missed.
    Tracy

  35. Izabela Wielgosz

    Christine, our office will not be the same without you… I will miss your support, your candid, listening ear, and our talks. This retirement is so deserved by you. Just make sure to put as much effort into enjoying it, as you have while working with Participation House, it will definitely be a success! Congratulations!

  36. Ann Bilodeau

    Christine: Your legacy will always be present. I have been amazed at your commitment and dedication to the DS Sector Your calm demeanour, always willing to work “with” and a wonderful sense of humour will be missed.
    Your next chapter begins after many years of service. You deserve to “ chillax” Wishing you the very best life has to offer in your retirement!! Cheers!

  37. Ann Bilodeau

    Congratulations Christine: Your legacy will always be present. I have been amazed at your commitment and dedication to the DS Sector Your calm demeanour, always willing to work “with” and a wonderful sense of humour will be missed.
    Your next chapter begins after many years of service. You deserve to “ chillax” Wishing you the very best life has to offer in your retirement!! Cheers!

  38. Ann Bilodeau

    Congratulations Christine! I wonder, how many times you “reflect” on your career , especially as this day approaches
    My sincere hope is that your reflection makes you smile. Your dedication and commitment to Developmental Services has created a legacy that you will be remembered for. Calm demeanour, always “ working with” several different groups and of course the ability to be our “glue”
    I wish you the best life as you begin your new adventure and life chapter ! Cheers

  39. Kendra Down

    Christine,

    Where do I even begin?? You have been the absolute best mentor I could have ever wished for, and I will forever be grateful for all the wisdom, knowledge and kindness you have shown me since day one here at PH! From our lunch time chats and recipe swapping, to reviewing our recent shopping hauls, and everything in between, I truly mean it when I say I will miss you dearly. I am so excited for you to start this next (well deserved) relaxing chapter of your life, and I know its not a goodbye but merely a chat with you soon.

    Wishing you all the very best on your retirement !!

    Kendra

  40. Arjun

    Congratulations on your retirement Christine! It’s been a pleasure working with you

  41. Vivek

    Congratulations on your retirement Christine. Have lots of fun and enjoy this chapter of your life to the fullest. It was a pleasure working with you.

  42. Susan Richardson

    Christine, I want to say what a pleasure it has been working with you over the past few years. You always have a smile on your face and a hello for everyone. I hope you enjoy your retirement and build out the next chapter. All the best and you will be missed. Susan

  43. Susan

    Christine, you have been such a pleasure to work with over the past few years. You always have a smile on your face and time to say hello to everyone. I want to wish you all the best in “retirement” or what you craft as your next chapter! Wishing you all the best, you will be missed.

    Susan

  44. Anonymous

    Christine – Congratulations on your retirement! Thank you for all of the invaluable support you have provided the Board. Wishing you the best!

    Kyle

  45. Ann-Marie Binetti

    Happy Retirement Christine!!!!
    You are just such a Rock Star!!!!
    I cannot thank you enough for all the amazing support you have given me over the years!
    I wish you a fabulous retirement and enjoy your time doing all the fun stuff you love!!
    Sending Big Hugs!!!

  46. Michelle Brooks

    You have been my right hand, my partner in crime and the reason I smile every day.
    You are one in a million wrapped up in grace, beauty and kindness…not to mention brilliant and quick witted.
    I don’t even think I have begun to realize just how much I am going to miss you.
    Thank you. Thank You. Thank you.
    Wishing you everything great that life has to offer and eternally grateful for you.
    Enjoy your YOU time.

  47. Kerri Callaghan

    Wishing you a very happy retirement Christine. It has been such a pleasure to work with you these past few years. Thank you for all your support!
    Kerri

  48. Rachel Arrowsmith

    Christine, wishing you the absolute best in this next chapter! We will miss seeing your beautiful face around the office!

  49. Marie Granieri

    Christine, all the best to you as you enter the next phase! It’s time to relax and enjoy.

    Thank you for your steady guidance and patience through our work together! You are a positive force with a wonderful and helpful nature.

    Hope to see you again and soon!

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