Higgins, Kathleen (1912-1998)

Kay graduated from the nursing program at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Victoria in 1933.  She pioneered the independent living concept for the physically disabled during her employment at the G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre as a member of the first rehabilitation nursing team established in BC.  She contributed her energy and abilities to organizations such as the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the International Association of Rehabilitation Medicine and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  In 1981 she received an RNABC Honorary Membership in recognition of her contributions.

Contents of Biographical File

  1. Correspondence from Carole Vince, Beverly Du Gas, and Klari Varallyai re Kathleen Higgins, 1998-1999.
  2. “Lieutenant Governor Declares Building Officially Open”, RNABC News (November-December 1981), pp. 4-5.
  3. Cover letter and award of Honorary Life Membership in the RNABC, 1981.
  4. Support letters from Dr. A.C. Pinkerton and G.F. Strong for award.
  5. Obituaries