To all the Alumni Graduates of the Cornwall General Hospital School of Nursing, RNA CGH Alumni and the Hotel Dieu Hospital School of Nursing:

We will be putting together a book of nursing memories – your memories and mine . We will need short articles from the Alumni Graduates to form a book: “Before the Stories Are Gone.” We would appreciate your contributions of your memories of what it was like when you were nursing at the General and Hotel Dieu Hospitals. The stories can be humorous, emotional and /or spiritual; whatever it is that you would like to write about.

The articles can be about 2-3 typed pages long or less. If you have access to a computer, please send to my email address: as an attachment. If not, maybe a relative could do this for you. This way it will eliminate re-typing and can easily be saved to a ‘stick’ to give to the Editor/Publisher. If all else fails, please mail your story to me at: 210 Augustus St., Apt. 407, Cornwall, ON. K6J5T3.

Please put your Graduation picture at the beginning of the story. Using the computer, send the photos as ‘jpegs’ so that the size can be altered if need be. We want to include your photo at the beginning of your story with your Class year and School of Nursing.

We will be seeking one time sponsorships from people or businesses for donations to help with the publication costs. Please address any cheques to” CGH Nurses Alumni”. Any profits for the book will go to any outstanding costs of our place of honour of memorabilia and photos at the Care Centre and when it is finished, then to Hospice. Sponsors will be acknowledged in the book.

Dawn Herrington-Ford RN, CGH Class 1961

Begin your story here. I know it will be of great interest in our community.

With thanks, Dawn Ford

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