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Lest We Forget….

As November 11th fast approaches, it is the time to reflect on all the selfless contributions that our troops and medical corps made to ensure that we could all enjoy the life we share in 2019.  One of those people was respected nurse, Ruth Echo (Littlejohn) Mcllrath Bursary.  RNFBC is so proud to be able to carry on her legacy through the Ruth Echo (Littlejohn) McIllrath Bursary that has been set up through the generous legacy gift through the estate of her niece, Fern Irwin who held her aunt in the highest esteem.

Born on June 2, 1913 in Arcola, Saskatchewan, Ruth came to Vancouver and worked at Vancouver General Hospital until 1942. She then joined the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps to serve overseas in World War II and was recruited to the hospital ship, Lady Nelson, Canada’s first hospital ship, where she – along with 14 nursing sisters cared for up to 500 sick and wounded patients on trips from battle zones back to England or Canada. The Lady Nelson was torpedoed by a U- Boat while in dock in Italy and she climbed back on board their devastated ship to care for casualties, mostly with extreme burns. She then spent the rest of her life caring for and working on behalf of Canada’s veterans.

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40th RNFBC Annual General Meeting

Come and join us at

Registered Nurses Foundation of BC

40th Annual General Meeting

September 24, 2019

5 pm – 7 pm

Light Refreshments

RNFBC’s new office space

506 – 595 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC

(corner of Howe & Dunsmuir – excellent public transportation and numerous parking lots nearby)

Please save the date!  While all are invited to attend, it is our valued members who will there with voting capacity.  Thank you to our newest members and to old friends who have renewed your membership for 2019. 

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RNFBC at the 2019 Scotiabank Charity Walk/Run

A huge thank you to our stalwart team of board members fundraising for RNFBC at the 2019 Scotiabank Charity Walk/Run. This stellar advance team will help RNFBC expand its presence at next year’s event. Contact us to get involved in the fun at the next walk/run. More information to follow.

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