Kilpatrick (nee Thomson), Dolores (1938-January 7,2020)

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

Dolores’ education included an RN from Marymount School of Nursing in Sudbury in 1960, followed in 1973 by a BA in Sociology from Laurentian University in the same city.  She received her MA in Adult Education from Central Michigan University in 1980, and a further MA from the University of Calgary in 1988.  From 1974 she raised her three children as a single parent.

After working as a staff nurse in different hospitals, she became a nurse educator at Oilfields Hospital in Black Diamond, Alberta.  From 1990 until her retirement in 2002 she was the Director of the Wellness Hospital at the Peace Arch Hospital.  Her many achievements here include the Diabetes Education Program, osteoporosis and breast cancer groups, and a seniors’ substance awareness group.  She was nominated for the YWCA Woman of Distinction award.

Contents of Biographical File

  1. Biographical Information Profile
  2. Handwritten notes
  3. Holmes, Tracy, “Kilpatrick Retires to Dance with Horses,” Peace Arch News, December 29, 2001, p. 4.
  4. Two photographs