Mission History – A Doctor’s Family

Catherine Marcellus recalls her role as a physician's wife in the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's in Mission. She also recalls the public image of the doctor's family, and the social roles, obligations and expectations they were aware of. Marcellus talks about her public life, and what was expected of her as a wife and mother [...]

By |August 15th, 2012|Health & Medicine, My Story, Oral History, Women|0 Comments

Mission History – Seniors

A Lifetime Learning panel discussion and healthcare workshop with three Mission residents who discuss seniors’ issues and concerns. They raise issues such as healthcare, community housing, assisted living, and supportive housing. Other issues addressed are pharmacare, tax credits for volunteers, the extended care unit at the Mission Hospital, as well as community services and volunteers. Funding [...]

By |August 15th, 2012|Health & Medicine, Local Government, Oral History|0 Comments

Mission History – Mission Memorial Hospital

A Lifetime Learning event to commemorate the Mission Hospital and its 40th anniversary. Suzanne Vermeer introduces the event. Participants discuss the beginning of the hospital and people involved. Dr. Jim Marcellus talks about the old hospital and the new hospital, doctors at the hospital, nurses, auxiliary, community involvement, differences between the old and new hospital; Cathie [...]

Mission History – Politics

A discussion moderated by Ian Walters, tracing the political history of Mission in the 1970’s. The community, reacting in part to political pressures from both federal and provincial governments, became exceedingly proactive. Topics include: community involvement in amalgamation, recreation, the Arts Council, bridge building, the old hospital, the School Board and the development of the [...]

Medicine in Mission – Changes and Continuities

The interviewees discuss the changes in various Mission Memorial Hospital policies and practices that were directly related to the Hospital Insurance which came into the effect in January of 1949. Topics include; hospital care, filling hospital beds, visiting hours, infectious diseases, smoking in the hospital, birth control, abortion and suicide. Title: Medicine in Mission Box: [...]

By |August 8th, 2012|Health & Medicine, Modernizing, Oral History|0 Comments

Medicine in Mission – A Doctor’s Story

Early Mission with a focus on the challenges that a Mission doctor faced during the post-war years. The interviewee touches on when he started to practise medicine, how people paid for medical services, the role of doctor with the arrival of specialist doctors in Mission, the politics of the doctor’s family within the community, transitioning [...]

By |August 8th, 2012|Health & Medicine, Modernizing, My Story, Oral History|0 Comments