A native of Calgary, Marilyn obtained her RN from Toronto’s Wellesley Hospital, her BScN from the University of Manitoba, and her Masters in Education from the University of Toronto.  She began her teaching career at Grace Hospital in Winnipeg and continued at North York General Hospital.

In 1977 she joined the faculty of the University of Victoria, where she is best known for her contributions in the fields of Neurology and Gerontology.  She received a World Health Fellowship and Honourary Life Memberships in both the Vancouver Island Multiple Sclerosis and the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association.  She was active on many boards, committees and charitable organizations.

Contents of Biographical File

  1. Letters from John Jackson to Sheila Zerr, nd and January 26, 2000.
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Nomination to CNA Memorial Book
  4. Obituary
  5. Letter from Mary Ellen Purkis, Director of University of Victoria’s School of Nursing, July 14, 2003.