Born in 1936, Sally graduated from York House in 1954 and was a member of the Junior League. After graduation from UBC Nursing in 1959, she worked for several years in community health in Vancouver, where she developed a particular expertise and enthusiasm for working closely with families. In mid-life she returned to UBC and obtained a Master of Social Work degree. Following graduation with this second degree, she set up practice as a family therapist in her own clinic – Sally Hurst Counselling Services. Serving as a faculty member of the Pacific Coast Family Institute for many years, she taught and worked extensively using a Multigenerational (Family of Origin) approach. Throughout her life, Sally remained an active member of the nursing alumni, participating in the various anniversary celebrations of the BSN’59 class. She died with characteristic strength and grace of ovarian cancer in Vancouver in April of 2009 surrounded by a loving family.
Please read her In Memorium story.