By Charlene Papasodaro
The Haldimand Press
FISHERVILLE— Subsidized housing is a term that occasionally holds some stigma. Some think of it as poor housing, ugly or dirty. Marilyn Winger, who worked in social housing for over 32 years, says that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Winger, who recently retired from her position as the Property Manager at Brantwood Villa Non-Profit Housing Corporation in Cayuga, which offers subsidized living for seniors, believes “Brantwood Villa is the most beautiful building in Haldimand.”
Winger has lived and worked in Haldimand her entire life, growing up on a dairy farm on Rainham Road and then marrying Harold Winger in 1969 and building a house in Fisherville, where they continue to live today. She has been extremely active in the community throughout her life.
Winger volunteered with the West Haldimand Hospital Auxiliary (WHHA) and worked up the ranks to become the Regional Chairperson over nine hospitals from 2002-2004. In 2005, she was presented a Provincial Life Subscription with the Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario, as well as WHHA. She also received an Outstanding Volunteer Certificate from MPP Toby Barrett and served on the West Haldimand Board of Governors.