Nina Rumen celebrated her 90th birthday on Saturday October 14, 2017. Her actual birthday was October 12th. Her sisters Vera and Olga hosted the party at the South Granville Park Lodge, Nina’s current home. Family and friends gathered to celebrate Nina’s incredible life and career. Three members of the BCHNS attended, Don Ransom, Glennis Zilm and Sheila Zerr. Many stories were shared and Nina enjoyed the fun, presents and reminders of times past. Purple is Nina’s favorite color. The birthday cupcakes, bearing purple icing, along with the buffet of delicious food were enjoyed by all. A bouquet of flowers was presented to Nina on behalf of the BCHNS.
Honourary member Naomi Miller’s special contributions to the history of nursing and to all history in British Columbia have earned her many honours.
Recently she was officially recognized as the 2017 Regional District of East Kootenay Electoral Area E Volunteer of the Year. Congratulations Naomi! Continue reading
Member Sonya Grypma has an article published in The Journal of Quality Advancement in Nursing Education (QANE). The article “Historically-Informed Nursing: The Untapped Potential of History in Nursing Education” can be downloaded here: http://qane-afi.casn.ca/journal/vol3/iss1/2/
Julie Lapinsky, a BCHNS supporter, alerted us to an article about a new memorial for First World War nurses. To read the article click here: https://legionmagazine.com/en/2016/03/new-memorial-honours-first-world-war-nurses/
Be sure to visit the VGH School of Nursing Alumnae Association’s web site. It has a new look! Click here: http://vghnursingschoolalumnae.com/
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.
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.
BCHNS member, Lenora Marcellus received the "Award of Excellence in Advancing Nursing Knowledge & Research" November 17, 2016.
We extend to Lenora our sincere congratulations!
View the full citation here
Lynette Best was honoured November 17, with a Lifetime Achievement 2016 award at the ARNBC Awards of Excellence evening event.
We extend our proud congratulations to Lynette!
The full citation of the award can be viewed on ARNBC website here
Nina Rumen, our long time member of BCHNS and staunch supporter has happily celebrated her 89th birthday!
The celebration held on Sunday, September 25, 2016 paid tribute to the history of the North Vancouver General Hospital which opened its doors in 1929 and was the medical focal point of the North Shore for many years.Continue reading
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Ingeborg Von Maydell,who has been a long time member of BCHNS.
Inge, as we knew her, held the BCHNS Secretary position for many years to 2007, faithfully writing by hand & then mailing out to the membership. When the computer age & email arrived, Inge did not have a computer, so graciously handed over the Secretary position to someone with those skills.