Grace “Torchy” Adamson

Adamson, (nee Stewart) Grace “Torchy” (1927-1992)

See Oral History files, Fonds 18, Series 3, Subseries 8

Grace “Torchy” AdamsonNicknamed “Torchy” because of her red hair and outgoing personality, Grace Adamson graduated from Vancouver General Hospital School of Nursing in 1950 and received her BSN from UBC in 1951.   She taught at Vancouver General Hospital and worked as a VON in Vancouver’s downtown east side in the 1950s.  After her marriage she left active nursing, but worked as editor and then co-editor of the VGH Alumnae newsletter from 1952 to 1992.

Her daughter remembers that her mother taught her “to care in ways that advocate for social justice, change, and transformation.”  After her death the Grace Torchy Stewart Adamson Memorial Scholarship was established to honour her dedication to nursing education.

Contents of Biographical File

  1. Biography by her daughter, Janet Adamson
  2. One photograph (1950)