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Memorable Manitobans: Yvonne Prevost (1917-1988)

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Born at La Reine, Quebec, she entered the Grey Nun’s novitiate in St. Boniface in 1933, pronouncing her first vows in 1936. Deciding to become a nurse, she graduated from the St. Boniface School of Nursing in 1939. Sister Prevost served as a pastoral worker, nurse, social worker and health teacher, serving in St. Boniface Hospital and Ste. Rose General Hospital. In 1944, she decided to start training young girls, as there was a shortage of professional nurses and in 1944, Ste. Rose Hospital became part of the Licensed Practical Nurses Association program. In 1953, she began her career as a hospital administrator in Saskatchewan, returning to Winnipeg in 1970 to serve as the Administrator of the Tache Nursing Centre and at the time of her death, she was holding the position of Assistant Administrator at the Tache Centre and Foyer Valade. She was also a member of the Provincial Council of the Grey Nuns in St. Boniface Province. She died at Winnipeg on 15 March 1988.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, Wednesday, 16 March 1988, page 65.

This profile was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 15 December 2009

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