Wednesday, February 16, 2011

My Mother The Nurse

You may have noticed that I am blogging quite a bit on the nursing sisters of the Great War. I expect that, in time, I will be getting to their experiences in the Second World War.


The reason is the influence of one woman - my mother. Audrey June Steele (1921-1989) was born in London, Ontario. She graduated from the Victoria Hospital School of Nursing in 1942, and joined the army shortly after. She was posted, for the most part, in military hospitals in Ontario. It was while she was at Westminster Hospital (now the London Heath Sciences Center) that she met my father. He was there for treatment, and physiotherapy, of injuries he received during a train accident in July of 1945.

And the rest as they say was History!
Audrey Steele is on the right. Needless to say, mother was not big on either putting dates or writing names on the back of photos. So I do not know who the other nurse is. She was also not big on keeping pictures of herself so I am surprised that I have this one. At a guess I would put it at either 1943 or 1944.

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