Our Donors

Health care is a key priority with nurses playing a central role in delivering health care.

Nurses are well-educated professionals who are:

1. Essential in caring for people who are ill or in need of care

2. Supporting people in maintaining health in communities, homes, and facilities

3. Providing support to and management of health care systems at all levels and in all environments.

No other health care professionals have such broad and far-reaching roles in the health care system.

Many areas of nursing practice require advanced education.  The financial commitment involved can cause individuals to postpone or even abandon pursuit of these qualifications.  The role of the Foundation is to support nurses in their education.

RNFBC donors make it possible for us to support education for the increasing numbers of nurses and nursing students that are needed to keep our health care system functioning.  Whether an individual or family donor, a corporation, or charitable foundation, we are proud to partner with those who share our passion.  Through their generous support of our commitment to the advancement of nursing practice and nursing education, we are able to continue and even increase the number of bursaries distributed annually.

Simply put, our donors build the Foundation that supports the future of health care.

The tiles below will help you to get to know many of our donors. We hope you will take some time to view their stories and perhaps become inspired to join them.

In recognition of the passing of Mr. Robert (Bob) Wadsworth the Foundation wishes to acknowledge and thank him and his family for their support. Bob was a much-loved husband and father of three children who will remember him with wonderful memories. He also had many, many friends who will miss him greatly, as will multitudes of students he taught at Langara College over the years and who remember him fondly as well. His was indeed a life well lived.  

Bob’s beloved wife, Pat Wadsworth, passed away in 2017. Pat was a much-admired nursing leader and her passion for nursing was supported by Bob. Among the many nursing causes Pat dedicated herself to, her support for the Registered Nurses Foundation of BC was greatly appreciated. After her passing, and in recognition of Pat’s commitment and support for the Foundation, Bob and the family chose to honour her by establishing a bursary in her name with the Foundation.

Bob has also wished that on his passing the honouring of Pat’s nursing passion be continue and be supported by his friends and colleagues by donating to the RNFBC to continue supporting ”Pat’s” Bursary. The Foundation, and the many nurses who have, and will continue to be supported in their nursing education by Bob and the family’s gifts of support to Pat’s bursary. We will remember and honour them for their ongoing generous support.

American Woman’s Club of Vancouver

BC Health Education Foundation

BC Occupational Health Nurses

Bernadet Ratsoy

Beverly Douglas

Beverly McLaughlin

Carol Winter

Carol Mae Acton

Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of BC

Clarice Lee, Wesley Bell and Katherine Ure

Dr. Dorothy Kergin

Esther Paulson & Sylvia Code

Frances Mary and Margaret Isabel Stoddart

Frederick and Elizabeth Willett

Gordon Murphy

Helen Margaret King

Kenneth Clark and Ellen Woolfitt

Mable and Henry Doree Family

Margaret Sinn

Mary Bellis

Mary Sutherland

Missionary Sisters of (1995) and (1996) The Charity of The Immaculate Conception

Monica Frith Green

Nancy Gregson

Patricia Wadsworth

Publicover Bursary


RNABC Challenge

RNFBC Founders

RNFBC Research

Royal Jubilee SoN Alumnae Association

Ruth McIlrath

South Fraser Chapter 2004

St. Joseph’s (Victoria BC) SoN Alumnae Association

Sylvia J. Holmes

Valerie Dyck

Vancouver General SoN Alumnae Association

Vivian Grantham

Vivian Lockridge

Xi ETA Chapter Sigma Theta Tau

Yvonne Andrews Memorial Bursary