Benedict, Frances Ellen(1902-1997)
See Oral History files, Fonds 18, Series 3,Subseries 8
Frances Benedict graduated from UBC in 1923 with a B.A. She taught at various schools in BC, also pursuing graduate studies. When her mother died, she studied at St. Paul’s Hospital, achieving the highest marks in the provincial nursing examinations. She stayed on at St. Paul’s as a teacher, later becoming Educational Director.
After nine years she left for nursing positions in Montreal and later Manitoba before returning to British Columbia, where she joined the teaching staff at the Royal Columbian School of Nursing. Here she became Educational Director until her retirement. Students and others remember her for her kindness and understanding.
Contents of Biographical File
- Biographical Information Profile
- The Lamp, Royal Columbian Hospital, (1969) Dedication to and History of Miss Benedict.
- “Remembering Frances”. Memorial eulogy by Helen Shore.
- Three photographs