Ursula Poepel

Ursula Poepel
Director

I was born in Dresden before WWll but grew up in Osnabrueck, close to Holland. After high school I studied Pharmacy and worked in various German cities. In 1972 I immigrated to Canada and worked four years in Calgary. My career took me twice to Inuvik, NWT, including four months in 1977 in what was then Frobisher Bay on Baffin Island. I managed the hospital pharmacy, sending supplies to ten nursing stations in the high North. I then moved to Victoria and in 1986 came to Pender to start a new pharmacy in the enlarged Driftwood Centre. After retiring I joined the museum society in 2002, helping with the Roe House restoration before it opened as the museum in 2005. I served as Treasurer for 11 years.