Mrs. Ann Hawkings was born in London, UK. She emigrated to Canada in 1966 with her husband and 3 children. She worked as a department manager for a large grocery store chain for nearly 30 years. Ann has had COPD for approximately 18 years, and it has been very well controlled. Since retiring she has facilitated a support group for people with COPD. In January she was prescribed with oxygen which has changed some of her life, but she is thankful for her husband and team of professionals.