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Isabella A. Jean Gilchrist (1900-1928)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

    Wednesday, January 28, 1920 (The Vancouver Daily World): "Miss Jean Gilchrist of the nursing staff of St. Paul's Hospital is convalescing afler her recent serious illness at the home of her parents, Captain and Mrs. Gilchrist, in Nanaimo."

    Friday, April 23, 1920 (The Daily Province): Jean Gilchrist with her St. Paul's nursing school graduating class of 18 young women. Click on the photo to greatly enlarge it.

    Monday, May 3, 1920 (The Vancouver Sun): "Captain Gilchrist, of the S.S. Princess Patrica, and Mrs. Gilchrist, are receiving many congratulations on the success of their daughter, Miss Isabella A. Jean Gilchrist, who graduated from St. Paul's hospital with honors on Tuesday last, winning the medal offered by Dr. Strauss for merit."

    Captain William L. Gilchrist died of heart failure at his home in Nanaimo on November 20, 1923, at the age of 59.

    Friday, April 6, 1928: "Miss Gilchrist and Miss Charbonneau arrived Tuesday from the outside to join the staff of the Whitehorse General Hospital."

The Whitehorse Star - Friday, July 13, 1928

Miss Gilchrist Passes Away While Sleeping, 1928

    The town received a shock on Thursday noon when it became known that Miss Jean Gilchrist had passed away On Wednesday night. Miss Gilchrist retired in her usual health. When called to resume duty shortly before noon Thursday there was no response. Dr. Elvin is of the opinion that she had then been dead about two hours and that her death was due to heart failure.

    Miss Gilchrist came here from Vancouver early in April as Matron of the Whitehorse General Hospital and graduated from St. Paul's Hospital in 1920. She is survived by her mother in Vancouver and a married sister in Victoria, to whom is extended the sympathy of this community.

    At the time of going to press no word had been received from the relatives, but the Hospital Board was of the opinion that the remains would be buried here Sunday afternoon.

The Daily Province - Wednesday, July 18, 1928

Miss Jean Gilchrist
Miss Jean Gilchrist, 1920

    FORMER matron of White Horse General Hospital, Miss Jean Gilchrist, who passed away Saturday at White Horse, was a daughter of the late Captain W. L. Gilchrist, of 504 Smithe street, and a graduate in nursing of St. Paul's Hospital, where she received the medal for merit. She is survived by her mother, one sister, Mrs. Aimee Moffat, and a brother, Bobbie. Funeral services were held Sunday at White Horse.

Friday, July 20, 1928: "Miss Gilchrist Buried Sunday
    The remains of Miss Jean Gilchrist, who passed away suddenly on Wednesday night or Thursday morning of last week, were laid at rest in the Whitehorse cemetery on Sunday afternoon. The funeral service was conducted in Christ Church by Rev. I. D. D. Daimpre and was largely attended. The pall bearers were J. A. Stewart, J. O. Williams, W. A. Puckett, W. D. MacBride, L. Higgins and T. C. Richards.