23
MAY
2014

Nurses

Early Chinese Canadian Christian Nurses Missionaries: Rebecca Leung, Lilyan Leung & Margaret Lee

Lilyan Esther Leung (梁麗梨)

Lilyan Esther Leung, daughter of Revd. Leung Moi Fong of Victoria Chinese Presbyterian Church, entered the Women’s College Hospital School of Nursing on March 3, 1932 and graduated in 1935. She worked as an Operating Room Floor Nurse at Women’s College Hospital after graduation. With her excellent work in nursing, she received a scholarship for further study and won the gold medal and many other prizes for the graduating class. She completed post graduate studies in “Supervision in Nursing Schools” and a B.S. in Nursing Education at the University of Toronto and later a degree in Public Health Administration from Columbia University. She returned to China and served the Chinese Red Cross in organizing nursing units in Burma Theatre during the Second World War. (90th Anniversary Booklet of the Victoria Chinese Presbyterian Church, p. 32)

nurses_001Class of 1935, Women’s College Hospital, Lilyan Leung (third person from the left).
Courtesy of the Women’s College Hospital Archives, used by permission.
一九三五年女子醫護學院畢業班,左起第三人為梁麗梨
由女子醫護學院珍藏圖書館提供並允准使用

Rebecca Leung (梁麗嘉)
Rebecca Leung was the sister of Lilyan Leung. She was the first Chinese to be accepted and graduated from the nursing program in Victoria, B. C. at St. Joseph Hospital Nursing School. (90th Anniversary Booklet of the Victoria Chinese Presbyterian Church, p. 32)

nurses_002Rebecca Leung (far right at the back row) and Rev. Leung Moi Fong (fourth person from the left at the front row),
used by permission, courtesy of Victoria Chinese Presbyterian Church
後排最右一人為梁麗嘉,前排左起第四人為梁梅舫牧師
域多利華人長老會提供並允准使用。|

Margaret Lee

Margaret Lee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Lee, was born in Montreal on June 21, 1915.  After graduating from West Hill High School, she entered the Women’s College Hospital in Toronto and graduated in 1938, winning a scholarship to receive further training in hospital administration in Toronto University School for Nurses in 1939.  After spending one year at the United Church Missionary Training Home in Toronto, she was appointed by her home church, Chinese United Church, Montreal on January 17 and commissioned as a deaconess and missionary by the United Church Conference in St. James Church on June, 1940.  She arrived in West China on October 26, 1940 and spent the first year on the field for language study.  She served as a missionary nurse at Cheugtu Hospital from 1942-1944 and resigned in 1945 to be married to L.K.H. Lu, Professor of Agriculture at West China Union University.

nurses_003Margaret Class Photo (Class of 1938).
Courtesy of the Women’s College Hospital Archives, used by permission.
一九三八年Margaret與畢業班同學
由女子醫護學院珍藏圖書館提供並允准使用

References:

90th Anniversary Booklet of the Victoria Chinese Presbyterian Church.

Women’s College Hospital Archives clipping files and year books.

The United Church of Canada Archives. General Council Archives Guide to Holdings Related to West China Medical Missions (1800–1950)

“Local Woman Named.” The Gazette, Montreal. April 26, 1940. P. 6. http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1946&dat=19400426&id=930tAAAAIBAJ&sjid=_JgFAAAAIBAJ&pg=5221,4694234 Accessed July 23, 2012.

“More Candidates are Needed for Ministry.” The Evening Citizen, Ottawa, Ont. June 5, 1940. p. 20. http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2194&dat=19400605&id=wAEvAAAAIBAJ&sjid=xtsFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6365,1067122 Accessed July 23, 2012.


加拿大早期華人護士及醫療宣教士: 梁麗嘉、梁麗梨 及 Margaret Lee

梁麗梨

梁麗梨為域多利華人長老會梁梅舫牧師女兒,於一九三二年三月三日入讀女子醫護學院護士科,一九三五年畢業,畢業後任醫護學院手術室護士。因工作成績優異,獲奬學金繼續進修,並為畢業班贏得金章及許多其他奬項。梁女士於多倫多大學完成「護士學校管理」課程,並獲護士教育系科學士學位,後又於哥倫比亞大學獲公共健康行政系學位。其後返回中國服務於中國紅十字會,在二次世界大戰期間把緬甸的一所戲院改變為救護站。(《域多利華人長老會九十週年特刋》,第卅二頁)

梁麗嘉

梁麗嘉為梁麗梨的姊妹,為卑詩省域多利市約瑟夫醫護學校第一位入讀並畢業於該校護士課程的華人。(《域多利華人長老會九十週年特刋》,第卅二頁)

Margaret Lee

Margaret Lee在一九一五年六月廿一日出生於滿地可,為James Lee先生夫婦女兒。西山中學畢業後,入讀多倫多女子醫護學院,一九三八年畢業。一九三九年獲奬學金到多倫多大學護士學院繼續進修醫院管理。在多倫多聯合教會宣教士訓練之家受訓一年後,一九四零年一月十七日獲母會滿地可華人聯合教會委任為執事,同年六月於聖雅各堂受聯合教會差派為宣教士。十月廿六日抵逹中國華西,先用一年學習語言。一九四二至四四年於成都醫院為宣教護士,一九四五年辭職與華西聯合大學農作系教授L.K.H. Lu結婚。

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