Lois Fenna spent her entire life nurturing, educating and caring for others—after graduating in medicine in Manchester, U.K., she and her husband moved to Australia where she worked as a family physician while raising three boys. Lois and her family soon settled in Canada where she completed a M.Sc. in Ecology and Natural History, and also taught physiology and anatomy at a local college in Edmonton.
In 1988, she volunteered with Cuso International, travelling to Zambia. Inspired by her experience she returned to Africa three times for extended periods, where she worked with the African Canadian Continuing Education Society (ACCES), an organization that supports Kenyan children and young people to obtain an education.
Back home in Canada, she spent the last 25 years of her life in Cowichan Valley, B.C., establishing a nature centre where groups of school children learn about ecology and natural habitats. Her legacy continues.