Evelyn Hood 1912 -1999

Hood, Evelyn Eunice (1912-1999)

hoodBorn in Cadomin, an Alberta mining town, Hood graduated from the nursing program at the University of Alberta in 1936.  She worked briefly in England, and then the US, receiving a diploma in public health nursing from the University of Washington.   In 1946 she returned to Vancouver where she worked as a public health nurse until she joined the staff of the RNABC in 1951.

Hood won a national reputation in collective bargaining while serving as Director of Personnel Services for the RNABC from 1951 to her retirement in 1970.  In 1964 she was appointed to the CNA Committee on Social and Economic Welfare.  Under her guidance, salaries and working conditions for BC nurses received major improvements.  Nurses acquired more control over setting medical and hospital policies.  For her work she received in 1972 the first ever RNABC Award of Merit.

Contents of Biographical File

  1. Nomination for the RNABC Memorial Book.
  2. Nomination for the CNA Memorial Book.
  3. Artifact information sheet
  4. “Nursing Profiles,” The Canadian Nurse, (1951), 47 (11), 808-809.
  5. Bateson, Helen. “Labor of Love,” The Province, 1972.
  6. “Profile”, RNABC News, April/May 1970, pp. 30-31.
  7. “Evelyn Hood Receives First Award of Merit”, RNABC News, June/July 1972, p. 5.
  8. Article and photograph, The Canadian Nurse, July 1972, p. 43.
  9. Hood, Evelyn, “Economic Security in British Columbia,” The American Journal of Nursing, 56 (May 1956).
  10. Hood, Evelyn, “Collective Bargaining,” The Canadian Nurse, 50 (12) (1954), 968-969.
  11. Notes on Evelyn Hood by Helen Shore.
  12. Wright, Alice, “Evelyn Hood Remembered,” Nursing BC, June 2002.
  13. Five photographs: Originals and photocopies
  14. Biographical information by Ethel Warbinek

Anne Hopkins

Hopkins, A. Anne

Anne Hopkins attended Moose Jaw Central Collegiate Institute; after her nursing training she served in the army (RCAMC) until 1968, working at every hospital except Kingston and Montreal.  She describes her experience looking after wounded soldiers in England and Europe and South Africa as a highlight of her career.

Contents of Biographical File

  1. Biographical Information Profile

Lorna Mary Horwood (1908-1996)

Horwood, Lorna Mary (1908-1996)

horwoodLorna Horwood’s diverse life broke many of the constraints that held back most women, as she took on one challenge after another.  She received her diploma in nursing from the Toronto General Hospital and continued her education with a year of post graduate studies at the Toronto Psychiatric Hospital, a BA from Queens in 1947, and an MA from Columbia University in 1954.  She was a Superintendent of Nurses in psychiatric hospitals in London and Whitby.  From 1948 to 1961 she was an assistant professor at UBC’s School of Nursing.

Her overseas life began with eight years in Taiwan as a Senior Advisor in Public Health Nursing for the World Health Organization.  This was followed by four years in Bangkok.  She also held advisory positions with the provincial government in Vernon, and with the federal government in the Canadian Arctic.

Contents of Biographical File

  1. Materials in support of nomination for the CNA Memorial Book.
  2. Letter from Peter McMartin to Ethel Warbinek, December 5, 1996.
  3. Peter McMartin’s address at Lorna Horwood’s funeral, November 7, 1996.
  4. Fax from Ethel Warbinek to Peter McMartin, November 7, 1996, with attachment from Legacy: History of Nursing Education at the University of British Columbia, 1919-1994.
  5. Tsung-yi Lin, M.D. “Remembering Lorna Horwood.”
  6. Obituary from the Vancouver Sun, November 2, 1996
  7. Photo negative, b&w, photocopy of picture
  8. Biographical notes by Ethel Warbinek