Kersey (nee Parkinson), Mary B. (1908-August 10, 2007)

Mary Parkinson was born in Blackburn, England, and migrated to Canada in 1911, where her family settled in Esquimalt.  She entered nursing school at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Victoria in 1927, initially receiving $5 a month.  On graduation she worked privately for various people, marrying in 1935.  After marriage she remained active in nursing organizations, and when her children left home, a refresher course in 1965 helped her resume active nursing.  She worked in the offices of various doctors and also at the Royal Jubilee Hospital on private duty and at private homes.

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