Thompson (married name- Beaudreau), Jill (1937-2001)

  • See Jill Thompson Fonds 15
  • See Pages of History Fonds 18, Series 3, Subseries 9, File 2

Jill Thompson was born in Saskatoon, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Saskatchewan in 1960.  She held various nursing and instructor positions at Kelowna General Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital School of Nursing, and Guys Hospital in London, England.

From 1970-1971, she completed a public health nursing course as well as other coursework in health care and epidemiology at the UBC School of Nursing. From 1971-1977 she was a public health nurse for the South Okanagan Health Unit in Kelowna, BC. In 1984 she  received her Master’s of Education from UBC.

Jill taught nursing in the Diploma Nursing Program at Okanagan College as well as the University College of Fraser Valley. Upon retirement from teaching, she joined the BC History of Nursing Society, where she held various positions as Chair, Oral History Committee; Membership chair; Newsletter guest editor with husband, Bruce Beaudreau, and coordinator of BCHNS’s historical displays at the Registered Nurses Association of British Columbia (RNABC).  She also wrote for the society’s newsletter, and was recognized by the society for her knowledge of nursing history and her research into the life of Florence Nightingale.

Contents of Biographical File

  1. “A Tribute to Margaret Jill Thompson, 1937-2001”, History of Nursing News, 4-5.
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Nomination to RNABC Memorial Book
  4. Jill Thompson Beaudreau, “Florence Nightingale: Her life and Times Revisited,”  Paul’s Hospital, May 12, 2001.
  5. Obituaries
  6. Funeral Program
  7. Photograph
  8. Photograph with Pages of History information