Gardom (nee Naden), Esther (1900-1994)
See Oral History files, Fonds 18, Series 3, Subseries 8
As a student nurse at VGH, Esther recalls separate buildings for each of several infectious diseases in which both nurses and patients were isolated. Tuberculosis occurred frequently among many she knew. Wards had thirty beds, with a separate ward for “Orientals”. She graduated in nursing from UBC in 1924, and went to work as a public health nurse in Saanich in the School Health program, also doing home nursing. When she married, she ceased nursing. Her nephew Garde Gardom became 26th Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.
Contents of Biographical File
- Transcription by Ethel Warbinek of oral history interview by Mary Richmond, November 24, 1987.
- UBC SON Amazing Alumni stories, Esther Naden Gardom (BASc(N)) ’24.
- Letter from Mary Richmond, April 8, 1994.
- Three handwritten pages on Esther Gardom, ca. 1994. Unattributed.