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MADELINE ROSE WHYTE (published on April 11, 2009)



MADELINE ROSE WHYTE Madeline Rose Whyte died quietly on March 11, 2009 at Vista Park Lodge, Winnipeg. She was born on December 13, 1914 in Deloraine, Manitoba. She was the daughter of David Mercier Ballard and Annie Laura Ballard (nee Calander.) She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Edith Annie Gerrie, Neva Yvonne Nicholls, John David George, David Griffith, Jim Ballard, Jack Ballard, Donald Ballard and their families. Madeline grew up on the family farm in Medora, Manitoba and attended public school there. In 1935 she entered the school of psychiatric nursing at Brandon Mental Hospital from which she graduated in 1938. Following graduation Madeline was employed at Homewood Sanatarium in Guelph, Ontario and there she met William Neil Whyte of North Battleford, Saskatchewan. They were married in 1939. Madeline returned to Brandon Mental Hospital to complete a combined course in General and Psychiatric nursing in affiliation with Winnipeg General Hospital. She completed that course in 1947. She and Bill moved to British Columbia until 1953 when she returned to Brandon Mental Hospital to take a supervisory position. In 1958 she accepted a position in public health nursing and moved to Selkirk. While there, in addition to her responsibilities in public health, she completed her high school and then enrolled at the University of Manitoba from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing in 1967. Madeline worked for many years in the public health field. She made many loyal friends among the people with whom she worked in Beausejour and Selkirk. She retired as Regional Director of public health for the Wesman Region. After retirement Madeline travelled widely with her sister Leita George and niece Edith Gerrie (Green). She also travelled each year to renew friendships all over western Canada. It was most important to her that she visit friends, classmates and family, whether it was people with whom she worked or those who lived with her and cared for her in her later years at Vista Park Lodge, or her family. She will be greatly missed. You are invited to help celebrate the life of Madeline Rose Whyte at a memorial service and reception at 2:00 p.m. on April 18, 2009 at Thomson In the Park Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Blvd. THOMSON IN THE PARK 925-1120 Send expressions of sympathy to www.mem.com


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