Alys was the Executive Secretary of the Canada Forum for Nepal and a tireless humanitarian. A retired nurse, she had a long and distinguished career in the Canadian hearth care system. In the journey of her spiritual quest she found refuge in Buddhism and became drawn to many causes of Tibet and also rose to become the president of the Canada Tibet Committee. Her hard work, good ethics, and respect for all things around her were quickly evident to people who come in contact with her. She was an instrumental figure in CFFN and was the Master of Ceremony of the Himalayan Heartbeat 2007. Sadly and shortly after the program she was diagnosed with brain tumor and passed away on December 18, 2007.