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Memorable Manitobans: Christine Elizabeth Byquist (c1922-2020)

Public health nurse.

Born on the family farm near Shoal Lake around 1922, daughter of Catherine Strath (1899-1966) and Ernest Strath (1893-1962), she attended the Winnipeg General Hospital School of Nursing and graduated in 1945. She received a Certificate in Public Health Nursing in 1958. She nursed at several facilities including the Deer Lodge Hospital, Children's Nursery at the Women's Pavilion, Health Sciences Centre, Ellen Douglass School, and University of Winnipeg, and spent over 30 years as a public health nurse. In 1965, she helped to establish the Winnipeg Civic Registered Nurses Association (predecessor to the Manitoba Organization of Nurses Association and Manitoba Nurses Union) and served as its first President. She died at the Grace Hospital on 5 November 2020.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 November 2020, page B1.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 November 2020

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