Kavanagh (nee Jones), Gwendolynne (Gwen) Eyton (1945-2001)

See Pages of History, Fonds 18, Series 3, Subseries 9, File 2

Gwen was born in Saskatoon but took her nurses training at the Royal Columbian School of Nursing in New Westminster.  She was one of the first nurses in the Intensive Care Nursery at VGH.  In 1972 she moved to Kelowna General Hospital and subsequently to Kamloops, where she worked for 22 years at the Royal Inland Hospital.  She completed her nursing degree at the University College of the Cariboo in 1992.  Active in her profession, she served as RNABC Member-at-Large and Director .Gwen battled multiple sclerosis for the last ten years of her life, using her illness as a tool for influencing change in the ways that people with this disability were treated.  Her interests included photography, camping, and skiing.

Contents of Biographical File

  1. Nomination for the RNABC Memorial Book
  2. Scanned newspaper photograph
  3. Newspaper obituary
  4. Letter from Stella Black, Executive Director, Acute Care Services, Royal Inland Hospital, to Karen Abbot re Gwen’s employment history.
  5. Letter from Sharon Simpson
  6. Unsigned testimonial