Victoria Iler retires after 42 years at Richmond Terrace

By Jolene Perron

After being at the Richmond Terrace for 42 years, Victoria Iler is settling into retirement.

Iler graduated from her class in 1963 as a Nurse. She went on to work in Detroit, then moved to Windsor to work at Grace hospital for a few years. She found bigger and better opportunities by working at the Richmond Terrace in September of 1969.

Iler began as the first Director of Care, and became Administrator in 1979. Her job has consisted of running the building, making sure the families of the residents are comfortable, the finances are in order and that the proper staff is present to help take care of the residents.

“I’m going to miss the residents, I love the residents, I think you have to love to residents in order to have been here this long. And the staff, just the caring in this building … the staff and how they care for the residents is just phenomenal.” said Iler as she reminisced about her relationships with the staff and the friendships she’s made throughout the years.

In her retirement, Iler has many plans in order. Some of her plans include travel and spending time to take up her passion for painting.

“I just want to do things that I’ve wanted to do and just haven’t had the time to,” said Iler.

Laura Scott, who was previously the Director of Care, will be taking over for Iler. Iler’s last day was May 25.

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