If you have lived in the community for a while, you likely know Wendy Timmermans. A public health nurse who moved to Airdrie in 1985, Timmermans has devoted a lifetime to providing top-notch care for locals. Les Timmermans correctly notes, “few are those whose lives have not been touched and inspired by the care of Wendy Timmermans.” Indeed, Timmermans has helped fill many of Airdrie’s health care needs during her three decades in the city. In addition to counseling expectant parents-to-be, visiting new parents and their babies, immunizing students in schools and educating the community about health care, Timmermans made a big impact on the city’s health care services. She was involved with the Airdrie Teen Clinic, which provided hundreds of teens with a safe place for education, treatment and counselling from 2010 to 2016, and was instrumental in forming the Airdrie and District Hospice Society, which provides a network of support for patients and their families at the end of life. Timmermans now serves as a public health care manager with Alberta Health Services, overseeing five clinics in the region. The retiring nurse explains her leadership efforts simply: “I get a lot of satisfaction from helping people.”