Campbell, Mary Palma (1879-1958)

Mary was born in Scotland, graduating from the Royal Infirmary and Fever Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital in Greenock, also studying midwifery.  In 1911 she emigrated with her mother and two nurse sisters to Canada, living first in Toronto then Vancouver.

She became a school nurse for the Vancouver School Board in 1918 and joined the Metropolitan Health Board in 1936.  Other activities included service as president of the RNABC from 1929 to 1933.  She provided support for the Seafarers’ depot and was active in the life of the Holy Trinity Anglican Church.

Contents of Biographical File

  1. Biographical data submitted by Pauline Ranta, with sketch of Mary Palma.
  2. Preliminary CV information
  3. “The Campbells” by Pauline Ranta, in “The Lunch Club Lives”, an unpublished document produced by the West Point Grey United Church in 1999, the International Year of Older Persons.  Includes sketch.