Military Nurse Maxine Bredt at Vimy Ridge

Maxine was a delegate last week that travelled to Vimy Ridge with other veterans sponsored by Veteran’s Affairs Canada. She did her nurses training at  Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria and served in Italy & England in WWll

In this photo Maxine is at the tunnels with her daughter Christine on her left attended as her caregiver.

Maxine has been a lively member at RJH reunions & BCHNS luncheons attending with her nursing classmate, June Newton and they served together in the War.

Ethel Warbinek receives Honourary Membership


APRIL 13/17 The BCHNS held its AGM and the Officers for this year were presented. President: Kathy Murphy, Vice President: Sally MacLean, Treasurer: Sue Forshaw & Secretary: Lynne Esson.  Sally is the new member on the executive and we are happy she was willing to fill that vacant position.

The highlight of the evening was the presentation of Honourary Membership status to long time member Ethel Warbinek, who had been nominated by Glennis Zilm & seconded by Nan Martin.

Her page will be added soon to the Honourary Members section of this website.

Jessie Middleton 100th birthday

Jessie Middleton Celebrates her 100th Birthday

Nan Martin and Kathy Murphy were pleased to join with the family and friends of BCHNS member Jessie Middleton who celebrated her 100th birthday on November 12/2016.

Jessie arrived in her Royal Columbia cape and was delighted to see all who gathered to wish her well, including the Mayor of Abbotsford.

She received greetings from many elected and appointed leaders and was surrounded by beautiful displays of her past.

Marion Woodward Lecture Oct 27, 2016 attended by BCHNS members

The UBC School of Nursing annual Marion Woodward Lecture was held on October 27/16.

The afternoon symposium considered  “Transformative Practices in Long-Term Care” in a panel presentation. The panel members were Nancy Gault, Deputy Seniors Advocate for BC, Dr. John Keady, Professor of Older Peoples Mental Health Nursing, University of Manchester, Sarah Leavitt, UBC Creative Writing Lecturer and author of Tangles, Dr. Alison Phinney, UBC School of Nursing Professor, and Jo-Ann Tait, Program Director, elder Care and Palliative Services, Providence Health Care.

The evening lecture, by Dr. John Keady, described the many innovative projects he is involved with in caring for those with dementia.