Dr. Helen Kathleen Mussallem died peacefully at the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus on Wednesday November 9th, 2012 in her 98th year. She led CNA as its executive director from 1963 to 1981, a time of tremendous growth for the organization. Across a stellar international career she would become one of the most compelling and influential figures in Canada’s nursing history, and is still Canada’s most decorated nurse. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Canadian Nurses Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
For more about Dr. Mussallem’s life and career see: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/helen-mussallem-was-a-decorated-celebrated-altruistic-activist/article5633553/