Patricia Auchnie
Constituency : Eastern Shore

Patricia Auchnie, together with her husband Henry and their three young children Callum, Isla and Finley are proud members of the diverse, rugged and beautiful Eastern Shore.

Patricia and her family came to the Eastern Shore from Cumberland County. As a youth, she enjoyed basketball, soccer and was also involved in theatre. A highlight for Patricia in her younger years, was her participation with other women, in the production of “A Maritime Woman” which toured briefly in England and Ireland and also ran in Amherst as a summer dinner theatre. The play helped audiences learn more about the roles Nova Scotia women played in our historical events such as the Springhill mining disaster, the Halifax explosion and tragedies at sea.

Patricia grew up on a dairy and beef farm and enjoyed rural living at its best. Her farming roots took her to New Zealand on an agricultural exchange program where she met her Scottish (Aberdeen) husband Henry who was also on the exchange. Together they traveled for a number of years and worked many different jobs to fund their travels.

Returning home to Nova Scotia, the family farm business was diversified to include a small par three golf course which Henry managed, while Patricia completed her University education, had three children and worked. Patricia attended Mount Allison University (psychology), University of Victoria (social work) and finally Dalhousie (masters social work).

Patricia has a diverse work experience with increasing responsibilities in every position. Patricia has leadership experience in various sectors largely focused on mental health and addiction in - the not for profit, public, government and private sectors.