Yarmouth - Saint-Joseph-du-Lac

At the request of Bishop Lamenager, Bishop of Yarmouth, the RHSJ from Bathurst established a  nursing home in Yarmouth.  On October 9, three foundresses: Sisters Melanie Lavoie (Superior), Yvonne Hubert and Claudia Toussaint moved into the Evangeline, an old hotel bought by the diocese.
On April 1, 1960, Canadian Pacific put up for sale a luxury hotel at a very low price. The Sisters thus acquired this ideal site. In 1964 the Villa was already too small and the Congregation added another storey.
A Board of Administration was formed in 1965 and since December 1995, the CEO has been a lay person.
In 2008 the Province of Nova Scotia noted that Villa Saint Joseph du Lac no longer met the required norms. New construction will begin in 2014.
The establishment is a member of Catholic Health International Inc.

To be witnesses of a loving God in the care of the elderly.

2 RHSJ are still present in Yarmouth and work in ministry with elderly persons.