Sally Phin Parker Hurst (BSN ’59)

Sally Hurst, beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed away in April of 2009. A member of the BSN Class of ’59, Sally was a cherished alumni and always remained an active member of her alma mater.

Sally graduated from York House in 1954 and was a member of the Junior League. She worked extensively with families, and thus, enjoyed her years as a Community Health nurse in Vancouver. In mid-life she returned to UBC and obtained her Master of Social Work and thereafter practiced as a family therapist in her own clinic, Sally Hurst Counselling Services. She was a faculty member of Pacific Coast Family Institute for many years, and taught and worked extensively using a Multigenerational (Family of Origin) approach.

She is survived by her daughters Elizabeth (Paul Gray), Victoria (Patrick Martin), and their father John Hurst; her granddaughters Sarah and Lisa Gray, Catherine and Jessica Martin; her sister Diana Graeber.

Sally lived her life and her death with strength and grace. She touched the lives and enriched the hearts of everyone she met. She will be forever missed by her family, friends, and clients, and will always be in our hearts.

Please read her Amazing Alumni Story.