Barff, Patricia (1910-1987)

barffPatricia Barff was born in Shanghai and was sent to Victoria BC for her schooling. She graduated from the Vancouver General HospitalSchool of Nursing in1931. On graduation she worked first as a pediatric head nurse and then as a night supervisor until 1959. Subsequently she worked for a few years at Cedarhurst, a small private hospital in Surrey BC, although her activity was limited by herRheumatoid Arthritis.

Contents of Biographical File

  • “A Life in Letters” by Glennis Zilm, describing Pat Barff’s letters about her nursing career 1928-1977 to a friend. Originals at VGH SON Alumnae Association Archives.
  • Two photographs, one dated 1931. Copies of each.