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Beatrice Grace Varley, RN

Beatrice Grace Varley, RN

Female 1908 - 2005  (96 years)


Varley, B. Grace (1908 - 2005) - Summary

Summary of Grace's Life

Grace Beatrice Reynolds - nee Varley

born May 12, 1908 - Oakville

orphaned in 1918 - mother, aunt, baby brother died in 1918 flu epidemic

spent 10 years with grandparents

left school to work at 16 and moved to Toronto at 18 yrs.

went to night school and 1/2 days day school while she worked so she could obtain her credits so she could go into training to be a nurse in 1928 at Women's College Hospital

graduated in 1931 obtaining a prize for obstetrical nursing.

took a post grad. course at Toronto Psychiatric Hospital mainly to be doing something when there was less call for nurses. Learn alot and enjoyed the course.

the thirties were difficult times - recession years.

married in 1939. Married nurses not allowed to register for private duty work or work in hospitals.

when war started in '39 nurses were needed again - but was now busy at home with two children.

later did part time and full time nursing at the Women's College Hosp. and Humber Memorial Hosp.

I was busy and happy in church activities Harvey Ave. Church, Manor Rd. United and Westminster Church. I taught Sunday school, was active with the couples club & later with the Fellowship group. Helped with meals for the Lions & Rotary Clubs.

also, always active with the doings of my Hospital Alumnae - serving on the executive & president at one time.

during the thirties my holidays were spent attending CGIT camps as nurse - one summer at a United Church "Fresh Air" camp and a camp run by the University Settlement.

A close friend - a nurse - her obituary notice said "a long and useful life." I like that & for the most part sums up my life - it has had its ups & downs - mostly happy. I am grateful to have had a loving husband, a great family & good friends.

PS. happy to have had the opportunity to visit some other countries to broaden one's horizons.

Grace Reynolds abt.1995

Summary of Grace's Life

Owner/SourceB. Grace (Varley) Reynolds
Dateabt. 1995
PlaceToronto, Ontario, Canada
Linked toBeatrice Grace Varley, RN

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