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Memorable Manitobans: Irene Weisensel (1919-2007)

Nurse.

Born on 15 August 1919, she graduated from the Winnipeg General Hospital School of Nursing and began her career as a neurology scrub nurse in Montreal. Following her return home to Winnipeg, she became the city’s first public health nurse and played a role in the formation of the nurse’s union. She retired in 1975. She died at Winnipeg on 24 January 2007 and was buried in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 January 2007.

“They left their mark”, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 December 2007, page B2.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 February 2011

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