Jan (Bell) Scott (BSN’58)

Jan (Bell) Scott, long a supporter of the UBC School of Nursing, died June 27, 2016, after a lengthy and determined effort to recover from a serious spinal injury. Born in Vancouver, she always knew she would follow in the footsteps of her mother Elspeth (Kilpatrick) Bell (Nursing class of 1930)and aunt Heather Kilpatrick (Nursing class of 1931). After graduation, she married Stu Scott, her husband of 49 years, and they raised a family of two sons and six grandchildren. Throughout her life Jan continued to work in nursing, serving as a community health nurse in Vancouver, then stints as a clinical instructor at UBC in the 1970s, and for many years worked in outpatient areas at the Vancouver General Hospital. After retirement from VGH, Jan had a close relationship with the UBC School of Nursing, working as research assistant to several faculty members on projects requiring interviews by a graduate nurse and she remained in close contact as a “Friend of the School.” Jan had a passion for helping others and was known as a dedicated caregiver and for her friendliness and enthusiasm.