Retired Vernon doctor to receive Order of B.C.

Dr. Finley Armanious one of 13 people appointed to the Order of British Columbia by Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon Wednesday.

  • Jul. 31, 2013 12:00 p.m.

A retired Vernon physician will receive the province’s highest honour.

Dr. Finley Armanious, who worked as an intensive care physician at Vernon Jubilee Hospital, and helped raise funds for the facility through the VJH Foundation, was named Wednesday as one of 13 people appointed to the Order of British Columbia.

The announcement was made by Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon.

“The Order of British Columbia is the province’s most prestigious accolade and is an official part of the Canadian Honours System,” said Guichon. “It is an opportunity to publicly recognize those who have dedicated themselves to bettering the lives of their fellow citizens.

“These recipients exemplify the positive difference one person can make in a community and are an inspiration to all British Columbians.”

See Friday’s Morning Star for more details.