Francis McQarrie

Francis McQarrieMcQuarrie, Frances Ulva (1914-1995)

Francis “Frankie” graduated from Vancouver General Hospital School of Nursing in 1935 and UBC School of Nursing in 1936.  Following graduation, she became a head nurse at VGH and later science instructor before joining the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Agency where she assisted in the care of displaced persons in North Africa and Italy.  On her return to BC in 1946 she worked with the Canadian Vocational Program to prepare ex-service personnel for return to civilian life.

From 1948 to 1952 she was supervisor of instruction at the University of Alberta’s School of Nursing.  Subsequently, she was Assistant Secretary for the Canadian Nurses’ Association and Assistant Registrar and Registrar of RNABC.  In 1970 she suffered a major stroke which left her dependent on hospital care until her death in 1995.

Contents of Biographical File

  1. Nomination to the RNABC Memorial Book.
  2. V McQuarrie. “A Refresher Course—What Then?’, The Canadian Nurse (1940), 36 (11), 759-760.
  3. “Nursing Profiles”, The Canadian Nurse (1952), 48 (9), 724.
  4. Frances, McQuarrie, “The Evolution of Nursing Education,” The Canadian Nurse
    1. (1955), 51 (3), 194-199.
  5. RNABC new assistant registrar, RNABC News, 1957 and 1958.
  6. Esther Paulson, “Frances Ulva McQuarrie: 1914-1995,” with timeline.
  7. Esther Paulson, Letter to Nursing Staff of the Extended Care Unit of Surrey Memorial Hospital re F. McQuarrie, November 15, 1995.
  8. Obituary notice
  9. Esther Paulson, handwritten eulogy, June 1995.
  10. Letter to E. Paulson from Pat Cutshall, Executive Director of the RNABC, May 25, 1995.
  11. Esther Paulson, “In Memoriam: Frances Ulva McQuarrie 1914-1995”, History of Nursing News (1995), 6 (3), 14-15.
  12. Photocopied photograph