Annie Pauline Hughes

January 9, 1924 - October 26, 2018

Obituary

HUGHES - Annie Pauline (nee Gould) of New Westminster passed away Friday, October 26, 2018 at Normanna in Burnaby, B.C. She is pre-deceased by her husband Malvern and sister Helen LaClaire of Australia. Pauline was born January 9, 1924 in Calgary, Alberta to Roy and Nellie (Duncan). In 1948 she married Mal and their daughter Jennifer was born in 1961. Pauline will be sadly missed for her love and unconditional support to her daughter Jennifer (Ronald Lauener) and grandchildren Joshua, James and Megan. Pauline spent her early life in Royalties and attended school in Turner Valley, Alberta. She graduated in Medicine in 1948 from University of Alberta then completed a specialty in Psychiatry. Her 32-year career with the B.C. Provincial Government included 29 years with Woodlands. It was at Woodlands that she filled the position of Director of Psychiatric Services and then Superintendent. This was a true testament of her accomplishment being the first female Psychiatrist appointed to a major Psychiatric facility in Canada. Alongside her career Pauline was a Director of CKNW Orphan’s Fund for 29 years. She also served on the Douglas College Board of Directors. Pauline was a member of the New Westminster University Women’s Club and Canadian Club of New Westminster and the Fraser Valley. She also volunteered at the Genealogical Library. After retiring in 1984 Pauline and Mal enjoyed their motor home and taking cruises. With her passion for genealogy came many more trips. Jennifer and the family wish to thank the staff at Normanna, Sorheim Unit, for their compassionate and professional care given to Pauline. A memorial service in celebration of Pauline’s life will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2018 at Kearney’s Columbia-Bowell Chapel 219 - 6 Street, New Westminster, B.C. If so desired, donations in Pauline’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or to a charity of your choice.

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