Cecile J. Coulombe Emergency Center
St. Mary’s Emergency Center was named in honor of Cecile Coulombe in 2010 by her family. They wished to honor her tireless work on behalf of St. Mary’s and d’Youville Pavilion.
Cecile was born in Lewiston in 1925 and is the daughter of Levis and Lucia Jutras. Cecile spent most of her life living in Lewiston, except for a few years in the late 1960s when she lived with her husband and four children in Venezuela. Upon returning to Maine in 1970, Cecile and her husband, Raymond, began a in new business venture, forming White Rock Distilleries, Inc. Starting with just three employees, the business grew to employ over 200 staff. Cecile was president and treasurer of the corporation until her retirement in 1990, at which time her children took over. She was very involved in her community and church. Cecile served on many boards including St. Mary’s Hospital and d’Youville Pavilion, which she chaired for several years in the 1980s. The Grey Nuns (the order that founded St. Mary’s) loved Cecile dearly and she took many trips to St. Hyacinth to visit with them. Even after her board duties were complete, she remained active within St. Mary’s and received the St. Marguerite d’Youville community award for Stewardship in 2005. Cecile passed away in 2015.
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