Ellen Jean (Wheeler) Keays (PHN ‘46)

Ellen Wheeler was born in Sedley, Sask. and took her nursing training at St. Boniface School of Nursing in Manitoba. She later received a Public Health Nursing certificate from UBC in 1946, and an advanced certificate from UofT in 1966. She served in the South African military from 1941 to 1944, spending some time with them in the Middle East. Most of her later career, from 1959 until her retirement in 1980, was spent in a senior level position with the Boundary Health Unit, where she championed community nursing programs.

Material provided by the BC History of Nursing Society archives