Federation Honoured Nurse Mildred Collins Passed Away

Nurse Collins Receives Medal Of Honour From Sir Cuthbert Sebastian in 2009

ZIZ Newsroom…Basseterre St. Kitts…5th September 2012 — Nurse Mildred Collins of St. Kitts/Nevis will be remembered for her long standing nursing career and as an original guide captain with the second St. Kitts company which was formed in the 1950s. She died in Queens, New York on Wednesday 29th August 2012.

Nurse Collins was born in 1919 at Profit Estate, Parsons St. Kitts, the original site for the Moravian Church here.

She was a nurse and midwife at the Cunningham Hospital from 1938 and worked on staff with several persons including Dr. Cuthbert Sebastian who started off as a lab dispenser and nurses Aurora Turner and Bronte Welsh now deceased.

She was later recruited as the office nurse working with Dr. Arthur Lake at the St. Kitts (Basseterre) Sugar Factory.

Nurse Collins continued her nursing career in Puerto Rico, St. Thomas USVI and then in New York where she retired.

She was presented with the Medal Of Honor at government house st. Kitts by his excellency the Governor General in November 2009 for her tangible contributions to the JNF general hospital. That was her last visit home during which she had the privilege of the laying the wreath on Remembrance Day at the Cenotaph on behalf of the St. Kitts Girls Guides.

The funeral service of the late Nurse Mildred Collins will take place on Friday 7th September at the Grace Moravian Church in Queens, New York.

Nurse Mildred Collins will be remembered for her passion as a guide, a nurse, a devout Moravian and for her love of country.

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