Our Leadership

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Murray Tough

Murray Tough

Owner and Operator

Murray brings over twenty years of varied business experience to his role at Serenity Home Care.

An active volunteer in his community, Murray has served on the boards of industry associations, organized school science fairs, and is an active community volunteer.  Murray is a past Assistant Governor for Rotary International District 5020, a past President of the Harbourside Rotary Club and a past Board Chair for Island Prostate Centre.

Kathy Tough

Kathy Tough

Owner and Operator

For over twenty years, Kathy has been a leader in community service organizations as the Executive Director of a YMCA and a YWCA and a Community Recreation Consultant with the City of Calgary. Kathy has served on the boards of a number of community organizations including the Harbourside Rotary Club.

In addition, she volunteers at numerous sporting events throughout the community. 

Tory Van Ek

Staffing Coordinator

Tory serves as our Staff Coordinator. Her primary role is to match our clients with the caregivers that will serve them best. She says that helping people in their time of need is a very rewarding aspect of her role at Serenity Home Care.

Outside of work, she loves to spend time with her tight knit family, growing organic vegetables in the family garden and enjoying their acreage on the river. She also loves to be out in nature with her family, whether they are running, biking, hiking, paddle boarding, canoeing or playing with the dogs (and soon chickens)!

Jen Illing

Director of Care

Jen is our Director of Care and has a passion for caring for and helping people. She works with our staff and caregivers, as well as our clients and client families to ensure that excellent care is provided. She originally joined the Serenity Home Care team in 2017 as a caregiver and is an experienced nurse in the UK, where she was born and lived until she emigrated to Canada in 2011.  

Jen is married and has two adult children that she loves spending time with. She also volunteers with the Victoria Humane Society, caring for animals from the shelter while they wait for adoption. You also will find Jen enjoying painting, reading, watching old movies, and more recently jogging and cycling to get fit!