In Honour of Dorothy Ellen Nagle [McDougall] 1927 – 2022
Sponsored by The Nagle Family
For The Love of Nursing
Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
[Author Dorothy Nagle RN]
Dorothy Ellen Nagle [nee McDougall] RN
Following high school, Dorothy began a new adventure, studying for three years at the Providence Hospital in Moose Jaw, graduating as a Registered Nurse in 1949. She loved her years of training where she met many of her close, lifelong friends. Once again Dorothy began a new pursuit. She moved to Vancouver to work at the Vancouver General Hospital in various areas of nursing, including the then new area of open-heart surgery where she was thrilled to be part of the team.
Dorothy married a childhood friend. The young couple married and moved back to Kincaid, Saskatchewan where she became the Matron of the local 20 bed hospital and her husband Clayton owned the local Rexall Pharmacy. Life on the Prairies gave them many friends and eventually, four children.
In 1964 the family moved to Coquitlam, BC. Dorothy continued nursing, working at the Valleyview Hospital as a Head Nurse and Supervisor until her retirement in 1984. She enjoyed her patients and co-workers and made many close friends. Dorothy’s nursing career was a central part of her life and identity.
Dorothy so Loved her nursing career! She always commented that “if she could choose any career and do it all over again, she would choose exactly the career she had!” A special project was publishing a memoir describing the early years of medicine and nursing in the Kincaid area along with her nurse training experiences.
“For The Love Of Nursing”