Loch Lomond Villa officially opened its doors in 1973, thanks to the vision and support of East Saint Johns Simonds Lions Club, who foresaw the need for a complete life-care centre for the areas senior population.

The name Loch Lomond Villa was chosen because of its proximity to the Loch Lomond Lakes. Financial support, advice and guidance came from the provincial and federal governments.

Founding members of Loch Lomond Villa, Inc.

  • Ronald Patterson
  • James Crisp
  • Robert Kirkpatrick
  • James McCarron
  • Charles Short
  • Garfield Lucas


1973: Loch Lomond Villa – 110 self-contained apartments (High Rise I), 55 studio accommodations and 131 nursing-care beds – officially opens in October.

1975: High Rise II opens, adding 136 apartments.

1978: Studio accommodations converted to nursing-care beds (bringing total number of beds to 175).

1983: Seniors Outreach Program established.

1986: Chapel, multi-purpose room and cafeteria open.

1993: High Rise III opens, adding another 28 self-contained apartments.

1993: Specialized Alzheimers Unit opens (34 beds).

1994: The Psychogeriatric Unit opened in November 1993 (34 beds).

1997: Nursing Unit renovated to include resident dining rooms.

2006-2011: Continued renovations and upgrades to High Rise I and High Rise II, including the addition of a 16-unit Supportive Housing Program (High Rise I).

2010: Recognized as a Planetree Continuing Care Affiliate (one of only two Canadian locations).

2010: Construction begins on a new 100-bed nursing home at 164 Loch Lomond Road, replacing and updating the original structure.

2012: New 100 bed state-of-the-art nursing home ("The Village") opens on the site of the old Bayview School.

2013: Renovations begin on main Villa structure; four wings of the original building close.

2014 - New three story, 90 bed state-of-the-art nursing home opens, replacing and updating the old building.

2015: Grand re-opening of newly constructed and renovated Loch Lomond Villa.

2018 - Renovation of the 2nd floor of Building 1 at 221 Ellerdale Street. Opening of an 18-bed Special Care Home.


Board of Directors

Loch Lomond Villa is governed by a 10-member volunteer Board of Directors who are legally and morally responsible for the Villa, ensuring that adequate and proper care is delivered in a quality manner consistent with the needs of those being served.

2023-2024 Board of Directors

  • Glen McCloskey (Chair)
  • Peter J. Hanlon (Vice-Chair)
  • Robert Bonner (Secretary/Treasurer)
  • Stephen (Sonny) Bonnell
  • Donald Cormier
  • Susan Logan
  • Gordon Burnett
  • Holly Knight
  • Brandi Cooper

Chief Executive Officer

Ashley King

Ashley’s extensive experience in senior positions within long-term care and with the Planetree person-centered care philosophy have distinguished her as a recognized leader in the long-term care sector. Ashley has earned a degree in Gerontology from St. Thomas University and has numerous certifications in organizational development and change management. She is currently completing a Global Executive Master’s Degree in Business Administration focusing on Health and the Life Sciences at the prestigious Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

Government of New Brunswick

The New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes represents 70 nursing homes across the province. Their main objectives are to promote a high standard of care and efficiency in nursing homes, to provide an opportunity for consultation and to take united action on all matters of common interest and concern to the Association. For more information visit www.nbanh.com.

New Brunswick Nursing Home Services

The Government of New Brunswick (Nursing Home Services, Department of Social Development) is responsible for setting policies, standards and annual budgets, as well as enforcing the Nursing Homes Act and ensuring compliance – in part by conducting unannounced inspections.

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