Belecky, Olga Earl (Sister Claire) (1911-2006)

beleckySee Oral History files, Fonds 18, Series 3, Subseries 8

Olga Belecky was born in Hosmer, BC, near Fernie, the daughter of an immigrant couple from Russia. She was initially trained as a teacher, but soon decided to enter nursing. After receiving her training at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, she became a nursing instructor at St. Eugene’s Hospital in Cranbrook. In 1943 she entered the Poor Claires in Victoria and became Sister Claire, known throughout her life for her deep compassion for the troubled, and dedication to her faith.

Contents of Biographical File

  1. Biographical Information Profile with signed release.
  2. Notes and correspondence, especially concerning her suitability for the cloistered life.
  3. Photograph of Belecky family, taken about 1946.