Nina Rumen  1927 - 2022

Honourary Membership received April 14, 2003

Nina, a founding member of the B.C. History of Nursing Society, has been a pillar of our group. Her contributions include the oral history project, nursing cards, treasurer for many years, chairing programs, planning gala dinners and archives committee member, all done with passion and dedication. Nina, a graduate of St.  Paul’s  Hospital School  of  Nursing,  joined  the  Royal  Canadian  Army  Medical  Corps  in  1951 and  served  in  Canadian  Military  Hospitals  overseas  and  across  Canada.  She  has  been  instrumental  in  ensuring  that  military  nursing  history  in BC and beyond is  honoured  and  preserved.

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Nina has been active with the B.C. Registered Nurses Foundation, St. Paul's Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae, and the Nursing Sisters Association of Canada.  In 1999 she received the RNABC member recognition award for her dedicated participation in professional activities. The award of Honourary member of the BC History of Nursing Society was well earned. Nina is a treasured colleague and friend.

Nursing Sister, Nina Rumen was among other recipients of the Queen's Jubilee Medal August 2012

After many years in Care, Nina passed away peacefully April 26, 2022

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