Montgomery (nee Sorenson), Marie (1922-2003)

Maria Sorenson was born in Hakkebo, Norway; hard times led her family to immigrate to Prince Rupert so her father could continue life as a fisherman.  She completed nursing at VGH in 1944 where she went to work on the children’s ward.  Working as superintendent of TB control at Willow Chest led her in 1949 to move to the West Coast Sanatorium in Newfoundland where she became superintendent of nurses.

She returned to Vancouver to work at the children’s hospital and get married, but retired from nursing in the late 1950s.  In 1961 she and her husband moved to Sechelt, where her active community volunteer involvement earned her the Good Citizen of Sechelt award in 1978.  She died of cancer in 2003.

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