Florence Mary Ross (BASc(N) ‘43)

Florence Mary graduated from the VGH School of Nursing and UBC, and received her Masters’ in Public Health from the University of Michigan. She worked for public health in Burnaby and Vancouver for over thirty years, developing support services for women, seniors, and recently released psychiatric patients. She lobbied governments for wheelchair accessible sidewalks and public building access.

Florence was a devoted member of the Anglican church, raising money by thrift sales which was largely devoted to social development. She was a major contributor to her church and its Outreach and mission work, Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, and a tireless worker and fundraiser for OXFAM.

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