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Memorable Manitobans: Olive Karsgaard (?-2001)

Nurse.

Graduating from the Winnipeg General Hospital with an RN, Olive married Dr. Andrew Karsgaard and became partners in a medical ministry. Serving first in a mission hospital in Tofino, BC, they then went to serve for sixteen years in Pakistan. Olive was essential in the building of Bach Christian Hospital in the Himalayan foothills. Returning to Winnipeg, she was active in the Bethsaida Church and the Christian Women’s Club, continuing her involvement in the ministry by supporting her husband in his capacity as Medical Director of T.E.A.M.

She died at Winnipeg on 15 May 2001.

Sources:

Winnipeg Free Press, Friday, 18 May 2001, page 41.

This profile was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 2 December 2008

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