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Obituary

We regret exceedingly to record the death of Miss Alice Rochfort, which took place at Pasadena, California, on September 3rd. Miss Rochfort was a very well known, respected, and beloved member of the nursing profession. She was trained at the Wellington Hospital , and i n midwifery i n Engl and . She was matr on for some years of the Te Waikato Sanatorium for consumptives, and there devoted herself to promoting the happiness of the patients as well as their treatment. She was afterwards m Australia for a time, and after her return to the Dominion was m charge of the Tuberculosis Dispensary m Christchurch. Later she went to America with a view to studying the treatment of phthisis and other subjects of interest there. Her gracious personality and her keen zeal for professional improvement is a great loss to the nursing profession m New Zealand.

A sad death reported by cable from Alexandria is that of Sister Ella Cooke, who trained at the Auckland Hospital, and afterwards was a member of the Public Health Nursing Service. She went to England shortly before the war started and immediately went to work m France under the French flag, near Rouen. She was afterwards attached to the Queen Alexandra Reserve, and cent

to Alexandria, where her death occurred " accidentally." Sister Cooke was a devoted and clever nurse, and a very great favourite. Her loss is much deplored.

The news of the death of Nurse Constance Fullerton was received from San Francisco, Her death occurred on June 28th, after an operation for gall stones. Many old friends m New Zealand will be very grieved to hear this news. Nurse Fullerton was trained at the Christchurch Hospital, and later m midwifery at the Women's Hospital, Melbourne. She had been for some years m Australia, from whence she went to America. She was a fine nurse, and a truly sterling character, and is a great loss to the nursing profession.

The death has occurred m Christchurch of Miss M. L. Higgins, late matron of ' Quamby," Miss Higgins, who was well known and much respected amongst nursing circles, was at "Quamby " for a term of seven years, and had previously been at the Rhodes Convalescent Home for thirteen years. She was a daughter of the late Mr. R. L. Higgins, " Taia," Cust. A sister is matron of the Jubilee Memorial Home. Miss Higgins will be much missed by the pensioners of the McLean Institute, who appreciated her kindly guardianship.

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Obituary, Kai Tiaki : the journal of the nurses of New Zealand, Volume X, Issue 4, 1 October 1917

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Obituary Kai Tiaki : the journal of the nurses of New Zealand, Volume X, Issue 4, 1 October 1917

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