Trethewey nee Howard Grace  (1918-2008)

Edna graduated from VGH in 1940 and from UBC in 1941, with a BASc(N). After graduation, she worked for the Provincial Board of Health in Saanich.  She ceased regular nursing when she married in 1942, but resumed in 1956 when she moved back to Vancouver.  She was a public health nurse in Vancouver from 1956-1961, and in Burnaby from 1961-1978.

In 1980 she founded the Ridge Meadows Hospice Society to support terminally ill patients and their families.  In 1989 she became the first recipient of the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation’s Dr. Lloyd Capling award for outstanding contributions in the health care field; in 2006 her many years of service were recognized by having her name placed on the Tree of Life plaque in the newly opened McKenney Creek Hospice in Maple Ridge.

Contents of Biographical File

  • Biography from “1940’s Amazing Alumni Stories” on Internet