Langton (nee Homfray), Geraldine “Gerry” E. (ca.1910-1995)
See Oral History files, Fonds 18, Series 3, Subseries 8.
After graduating from the VGH School of Nursing in 1931 and with a BASc(N) from UBC in 1931. Geraldine worked as a public health nurse in Chilliwack. She recalls that “You were on your own and you had to make decisions.” In 1934 she was promoted to supervisor at the Cowichan Health Center on Vancouver Island, and in 1936 joined the newly formed Metropolitan Health Committee in Vancouver. She took a Masters’ of Arts at George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, and taught at UBC from 1939 to 1943.
She left nursing in 1943, perhaps to get married, but returned to nursing in 1964 as a public health nurse in Abbotsford and later Haney. She worked extensively with former residents of Riverview (psychiatric) Hospital, helping them to lead more productive and fulfilling lives.
Contents of Biographical File
- Transcript of an oral history interview, August 1988.
- Geraldine Langton and Isabelle Chodat, “Planning Field Experience for a Postgraduate Course in Public Health Nursing,” The Canadian Nurse (1942) 39 (11), 739-744.
- “News Notes”, The Canadian Nurse (1939), 35 (9), 595.
- Geraldine Homfray, “Developing Hidden Skills,” The Canadian Nurse (1940), 36 (10), 690-691.
- Geraldine Homfray, “A Short History of the Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops. B.C.”
- Biography by Ethel Warbinek