I particularly appreciate: the wonderful homecare staff with their unfailing competencies and courtesy (I couldn’t manage without them); the opportunity weekly to attend chapel right here; the dining room services when I need them; and the good manners of the staff at all levels, which is unbelievably constant! Though, like any Manor resident I am always as independent as possible, it is good to know that should a health crisis occur, there is good, very competent experienced help to call on for immediate assistance.

- Canterbury Resident

"On Board" at Canterbury: Darlene Acton


 Darlene Acton

Darlene recently retired as a Justice from the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench. Throughout her career, she was an active supporter of her communities, engaging in various activities with the Canadian Bar Association, the Anglican Parish of Christ Church, and the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) Sisterhood, an organization that promotes access to education for women. Many of her sisters at P.E.O. were residents at the Canterbury Manor.

If not out doing community service, Darlene can be found at the Citadel Theatre, enjoying the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra or Edmonton Opera, or keeping tabs on the Oilers. In her spare time, she enjoys sewing, gardening, curling up with a good fiction novel, or spending time with her son, William, who lives in Calgary.
Darlene has been a member of the Parish of Christ Church for over 25 years, and we are proud to have her on our Board of Directors.