Collection C3 - Ruby Belle Dickie Collection

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Ruby Belle Dickie Collection

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90 artifacts
1.2 cm of textual records
1 photograph

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([1890] - 1981)

Biographical history

Ruby Belle Dickie was born in Saskatchewan on July 29, 1890 to James Hay Dickie and Elizabeth Mitchell Clinkskill. Ruby Dickie moved to Winnipeg at a young age and graduated from the Winnipeg General Hospital School of Nursing in 1916. Immediately after graduation, she went overseas to serve in the First World War. By the end of the war, she was stationed in Amara, Mesopotamia. Upon her return to Canada, she got a position with the Provincial Board of Health and was transferred to Brandon in 1925. In 1936, she was honoured by King George V during his Jubilee. Miss Dickie passed away on March 20, 1981.

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The records of Ruby Dickie came to the archives/museum of the Winnipeg General Hospital/Health Sciences Centre Nurses Alumnae Association as part of a transfer of records from A. Kaye and Ruby Dickie.

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The collection mainly records Ruby Dickie’s wartime service as a nursing sister during the First World War but also documents her graduation from the Winnipeg General Hospital School of Nursing, and her affiliation with the Manitoba Association of Graduate Nurses and the Canadian Association of Nurses. The collection is arranged into six series and consists of certificates, programmes, service records, photographs, guidebook, and objects, including a medicine chest which is believed to have been used during the North-West Rebellion of 1885.

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See also Accession 2003.4.31 for other material pertaining to the wooden medicine chest.

The information file for the 1916 Graduation Class also contains references to Ruby Dickie.

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Created August 2010 by Gayle Gessner
Revised February 2011 by Emma Prescott
Revised February 2011 by Natalie Vielfaure

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