Posted by: Manager / Associate Curator | August 4, 2017

St. Joseph’s School of Nursing – Mille Roches nurse’s uniform

The Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph opened their original St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in 1929 in the former Greenwood House (the former orphanage) and the student residence in the McTiernan House near the original Water Street Hotel Dieu Hospital.

This 1939 structure on York Street replaced both the Greenwood and McTiernan houses, becoming the new school of nursing and residence.

Arlene Robidoux was in training there during the mid-1950s. Her niece, Carolyn, recently donated a nurse’s uniform that belonged to Arlene.

“Nurse Sophie” from the Cornwall Tourism Visitor Center inside the Museum, agreed to model the uniform for you.

Her scenario was that she was making a house call to attend to a delivery.

Arlene Robidoux_RN_400Arlene’s Nursing Graduation photo by Gosling
Nurse Arlene hailed from the area of the now Lost Village of Mille Roches.

We are seeking a donation of additional items to complete the uniform – collar, cuffs, cap and pin. Can you help us out? E-mail .

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