Dr. Shirley Marie Stinson, OC, AOE, RN, EdD, LLD (Hon), DSc (Hon), DSL (Hon)
Shirley Marie Stinson, an outstanding and visionary nursing leader, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2020, from complications of Parkinson’s Disease at the age of 90 years. Her major contributions to graduate education for nurses and to development of a national and international nursing research infrastructure made her one of the most honoured of Canadian nurses. At her investiture as Officer into the Order of Canada in 2002, she was praised for her work to raise the profile of nursing in Canada and for her contributions “to improved standards of patient care around the world.” She also received the Alberta Order of Excellence, the province’s highest award. She was a president of the Canadian Nurses Association and among her many honours was that organization’s top award, the Jeanne Mance Medal.
Dr. Stinson had a passion for history of nursing, and was a long-time member of the BCHNS and a founding member of the Canadian Association for the History of Nursing. As a faculty member at the University of Alberta, she encouraged the teaching of history of nursing and was a mentor to at least a generation of nurses on the subject.
For more information and her obituary notice please click on link below: https://edmontonjournal.remembering.ca/obituary/dr-shirley-stinson-1079321899