It is with great sadness that we tell you of the passing of a loved friend of RNFBC. Pat Wadsworth passed away peacefully in Vancouver on August 16th, following a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Pat was born and raised in Vancouver and was a descendant of founders of both our city and our province. A graduate in 1955 of the 5 year combined nursing program at UBC and the VGH School of Nursing, nursing in BC has so benefited from her passion for nursing. Registered Nurses Foundation, Nursing at VGH and BC Health are just a few organizations who were lucky enough to have her on their team! As a woman pioneer in nursing and health care administration in BC, she was the recipient of innumerable honorary distinctions in recognition of her contributions.
Our deepest condolences to Bob, Pat’s husband of over 60 years and all the members of the Wadsworth family. A service to celebrate Pat’s life will be held on Friday, September 8 at 2pm at St. Mary’s (Kerrisdale) Anglican Church, 2490 West 37th Avenue, Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations in Pat’s honour may be directed to RNFBC, https://www.rnfbc.ca/donate.