anne cavers

Cavers, Anne S. (1889-1971)

anne caversSee also Pages of History, Fonds 18, Series 3, Subseries 9, File 2

After graduating from Normal School in Calgary, Anne spent many of her early years teaching, becoming acting principal of the Armstrong school in 1914.  She entered Vancouver General Hospital’s School of Nursing in 1924, graduating in 1927 and receiving the Alison Cummings medal for the highest standard in medical nursing.  She became a teacher in the school immediately on graduation, known for her “devotion to duty and unflagging energy”.  In 1931 a scholarship allowed her to attend McGill University.  After her retirement in 1947 she wrote a history of the VGH School of Nursing, and continued to work part-time at the RNABC office.

Students recall her tremendous sense of humour, the kindly twinkle in her eyes.   The Anne Cavers Memorial Scholarship was created in her name.

Contents of Biographical File

  1. Biography of Anne S. Cavers (1889-1971).
  2. Cavers, Anne S.  “Theory and Practice,” The Canadian Nurse, September 1938, pp. 492-494.
  3. From Cavers, Anne S.  Our School of Nursing, 1889 to 1949, p. 75.  Produced to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the School of Nursing, Vancouver General Hospital.
  4. Gaudreault, Patricia, “Anne Sutherland Cavers (1888-1971):  From School Teacher to Nurse Teacher”, 2012.
  5. Miller, Naomi, “In Memory of Anne S. Cavers”
  6. Profile on Ann S. Cavers, pp. 3-4 (probably from VGH SON Alumnae newsletter)
  7. Death registration
  8. Photographs