Memorial Book

Information about the donation process.

Your donations provide support to:

  • Education Bursaries to VGH Graduates, and/or Descendants of VGH Graduates. We appreciate your generous donations.

You can donate by Credit card or e-transfer by completing the online form below , or if you wish to pay by cheque click and download the document link in red below and mail it along with your cheque to the VGH SON Alumnae office. Apr 2024 Revised Memorial Book Donor form

VGH SON Alumnae Association-  855 West 12th Ave, Vancouver, B.C. Canada V5Z 1M9

The History of the Memorial Book


The Memorial Book was created in 1959 by the class of September 1954 in honour of Helga Thordarson, a classmate. Requested by classmates, family or friends, the graduate’s name is entered in the book with the year of graduation, year of death, and the name or names of those making the request. The pages are decorated, and the calligrapher is Joan Kerr (class of September 1965).

A donation of $15 is suggested which is used to support bursaries for VGH graduates or their descendants. To honour the graduate, contact the Alumnae Office (604-875-4111 extension 62049) to obtain the form. After completing the form, it is returned to the Alumnae Office along with the cheque
payable to the VGH School of Nursing Alumnae Association (memo: Education Fund). As the two Memorial Books have not been displayed to the members attending the luncheon in the last two years, the names recorded for 2023 are included at this time.
The books are on display at the office and at the September Luncheon. It is to
be noted that although the graduate may have passed away at an earlier date,
the recording of the name is completed when the nomination is submitted.

Memorial Book Registry

Your generous donations to the VGH School of Nursing Alumnae Association  helps support the   educational bursaries. You will receive a tax receipt for donations over $10.

Charitable Registration Number 89269 4407 RR 0001

Payment options:

  • Paying by credit card? You will be redirected to the STRIPE payment portal if you choose to pay by credit card.
  • Paying by etransfer? If you are sending an etransfer please send to
  • Paying by cheque? If you are mailing a cheque, please send your cheque to: VGH SON Alumnae Association  855 West 12th Ave, Vancouver, B.C. Canada V5Z 1M9