Niagara Children’s Centre Mourns Passing of Former Physiotherapy Director Joan Culbert

Sep. 19, 2017

Niagara Children’s Centre would like to recognize the passing of one of the Centre’s distinguished employees  and Dr William J. Orr Tribute Award of Distinction recipient, Joan Culbert.

Joan (Centre in white) was the Centre’s first physiotherapist, who went on to become the Director of Physiotherapy. Joan played a significant role in the design of the Centre through our original building construction and subsequent developments, including the development of programs such as orthopaedic clinic and gait; orthopaedic services; seating and mobility as well as our pool, aquatics and recreation programs. Joan retired in 2005. 


Joan proudly served the Niagara Children's Centre as a physiotherapist for over 37 years and continued her support of the Centre throught the rest of her life.

We extend our condolences to  Joan’s friends and family. Click on to read her official obituary.


If so desired, memorial donations made to the Dr. W.J. Orr Fund c/o Niagara Children’s Centre. 567 Glenridge Ave., St. Catharines, Ontario L2T 4C2 in Joan's memory would be appreciated by her family.