Remembering: the Jim Pattison Window Display

Jean Dorgan, VGH 1934, who served in WW11 The November window display in the Jim Pattison Pavilion recognizes and honours VGH graduates who served in WWI & WWII.

Photographs, artifacts, nurses’ names and a mannequin wearing a WWII military uniform can be viewed. The Military Annex provided much needed nursing care for returning WWI wounded soldiers.

Also on display is a photograph of Bonnie Cart, a distinguished VGH graduate who died in April 2011.


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