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Memorable Manitobans: Kathleen Elizabeth Scaife (1951-2003)

Nurse.

Born at Winnipeg on 15 March 1951, daughter of James Finley Scaife (1919-2010) and Kathleen May “Kay” Schofield (1923-2017), she attended St. James Collegiate and graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Nursing in 1972. She worked at Deer Lodge Hospital and joined the staff at the Grace Hospital School of Nursing in 1974. She attained a Master of Science Degree in Nursing, specializing in respiratory care, from the University of Hawaii. She joined the staff of the Respiratory Hospital of the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg and was instrumental in establishing patient education programs, was involved in the Canadian Nurses Respiratory Society and served as President of the Society and on the Board of the Canadian Lung Association from 1986 to 1988. From 1987 to 2002, she taught at the Grace Hospital and was a highly regarded and respected instructor. Her personal interests included judo, singing, flying, walking, needlework, tap-dancing, gardening, reading, Taiko drumming and visits to the Scaife family cottage at Dorothy Lake in the Whiteshell. She died at Winnipeg on 12 August 2003 and her ashes were interred at the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. The Kathleen Elizabeth Memorial Award is presented annually to an international nursing student at Red River College.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 August 2003.

“They will never be forgotten,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2003, pages A6-7.

Obituary [James Finley Scaife], Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2010.

Obituary [Kathleen Mary Scaife], Winnipeg Free Press, 24 June 2017.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 10 September 2017

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