The BCHNS received the sad news of June Newton’s passing at the age of 96, on October 21st in Burnaby.
June was a Military Nurse in WW2 after graduating from Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria in September 1941. She kept an active role with the Military Nurses and always participated in the Vancouver Remembrance Day ceremony, often the one laying the wreath for the Military Nursing Sisters. June became a BCHNS member when the local group of Military Nurses disbanded.
June was the first nurse to receive the “Recognition Award” given by the BC History of Nursing Society for having made a significant contribution to the history of nursing.
To learn more about June’s career and her life in the military visit the History of Nursing News: Volume 20 Issue 2 July 2009 and Volume 22 Issue 1 March 2011, on this website under “Resources” & “Newsletters”.
The Memorial service will be on THURSDAY, NOV 26 at 11:00 a.m. It will be held at Oakridge United Church on 41 Street east of Cambie Street, formerly known as St Giles.
Look for an announcement with details in the Sun and Province newspapers on the weekend before.
CNA will be holding a third Town Hall in the riding of Vancouver Granville on Wednesday, October 7th 2015.
The event will be moderated by CNA president-elect Barbara Shellian. The Town Hall panelists will include a nurse, a home health care representative and a caregiver as well as the candidates campaigning to be the riding’s next MP.
Place: Diamond Ballroom(4th Floor, 1495 West 8th Ave.) from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.).
Robyn Tamblyn, BSCN, MSc, PhD
Scientific Director, CIHR – Institute of Health Services and Policy Research
Professor, Depts of Medicine and Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McGill University, Faculty of Medicine
The Education Celebration with Dr. Lynn Stevenson is the first event recognizing the work of the RNFBC and the TFE in providing funding for education.
This event acknowledges the generous donors, as well as five of the RNFBC 2014 Bursary Recipients, and is a unique opportunity for all the guests to mingle, enjoy exquisite light refreshments and sweets, and listen to a fantastic speaker. Dr. Lynn Stevenson has a passion for nursing and education, so it is fitting that she is our guest speaker for this inaugural event.
Seating is limited so why not buy your ticket today and join us on October 1st for this celebration of education!
Cost is $50 & Deadline for Registration is September 21, 2015