Memories – Stories From Our Past

Here we will share our memories of our time at HSC.  Our Alumnae News has printed many stories from graduates over the years and we’ve included a few that have been scanned from the original newsletters in the 1940’s.  Others will be copied in over the next few months.

Many graduates also took the time to write reflections for our 100th Anniversary in 2003.  Small snippets were used to highlight the content of the book, 100 Years: A Celebration of the Alumnae Association of the School of Nursing, The Hospital for Sick Children.  Now we will have the opportunity to read these in full.

We hope that we will receive many more recollections as the months go by.  So check back frequently and see “what’s new”. Send your story along to info@hscalumnae.org so that we can include it here.

Click on the links below to see our stories from the past.  Enjoy!

(CL’40) Mary – We Take a Walk

Mary wrote the following for the 1940 Alumnae News.  Here is a copy of the original article.

(CL’55) Hope – Remembering the Early Years of Open Heart Surgery

For the 100th Anniversary of the Alumnae Association in 2003, graduates were asked to reflect on their most memorable experiences at HSC.  Hope Hurlbut, Class ’55 wrote the following: “I remember when I was in third year of nurses training I was asked to go and ‘special’ one of Dr. Mustard’s heart patients.  Previously, when […]

(CL’56 Jan) Maria – Reminiscences

Maria (Gyorossy-Csepreghy) Kluge – Cl’56 (Jan) Maria wrote the following reflection for the 100th Anniversary of the HSC Alumnae in 2003.  Following her death, her family initiated The Maria Gyorossy-Csepreghy Kluge Award for excellence in nursing practice and commitment to neonatal nursing.  This award is presented annually through the SickKids Foundation. “In 1913 Sir William […]

(CL’59) Eleanor – North Bay Adventure

North Bay Adventure – Eleanor (Harris) Pask – Class of 1959 As part of the 100th Anniversary of the Alumnae celebrations, graduates were encouraged to reflect on their time at HSC and send along a memorable experience.  Ellie wrote the following: “Miss Masten is the only reason I was able to complete nurse training.  My […]

(CL’63) Arlene – Three Memorable Experiences

Three Memorable Experiences at HSC – Arline (McDonald) Tyson Class ‘63 Graduates were asked to reflect on their most memorable experiences at HSC for the Alumnae’s 100th Anniversary in 2003.  A booklet was assembled at that time and parts of Arline’s reflections were used to round out the story of the Alumnae Association.  Here is […]

(CL’66) Lynda – A Room of My Own

Lynda (Fallis) McKean – Class of 1966 When asked to describe her most significant memory of HSC for the 100th Anniversary of the Alumnae Association in 2003, Lynda wrote, “The day I entered the residence as a brand new first year student in 1963 was the most exciting day for me.  I had decided to […]

(CL’67) Eleanor – The Journey

As part of the 100th Anniversary of the Alumnae celebrations in 2003, graduates were asked to reflect on their time at HSC.  Eleanor (Brackenridge) Low, Class ’67, wrote the following: “My most significant memory of HSC?  That’s a tough one.  My first memory of HSC is that of a young 4-year-old patient, walking down a […]

(CL’72A) Donna – Serious Fire of 2001

Serious Fire of 2001 – Donna (Shantz) Cameron – Cl’72A In 2003 when Donna and other graduates were asked to share favourite memories of HSC for the 100th Anniversary of the Alumnae, she was still working at Sick Kids in the Poison Centre.  Her problem, she said, was not one of remembering the past but […]

(CL’72A) Susan – Emergency Response to Bus Crash

Emergency Department Response to Bus Crash – Susan Clark – Class of 1972A Graduates were asked to reflect on their time at HSC for the 100th Anniversary of the Alumnae Association in 2003.  Susan wrote the following: “On January 26, 1979, I was the Team Leader in charge of the Emergency Department at HSC on […]

(CL’74) Mary Lee – Training Days – A Poem

Training Days at HSC – A Poem – Mary Lee (Toole) Hunter – Class of 1974 For the 100th Anniversary of the Alumnae Association in 2003 and for a class Reunion, Marylee wrote the following poem to reflect on her time at HSC. It’s almost thirty years ago When my last name was Toole I […]