6 x 9 - 182 Pages
Subtitle: Ethel Ayres Bullymore - Legend of an Epic Canadian Midwife
ďDonna Mann tells the story of a country nurse and midwife, one of Western Canadaís many nearly-forgotten but truly heroic pioneer women. I share Donna Mannís love for the strong women of the Canadian prairies.†Stories like the one she tells here are rapidly being lost and forgotten because they exist only as oral history or as memories. Donna Mann has rendered a labour of love in retelling the story of Ethel Bullymore, a story which richly deserves to be told and remembered.ĒMaxine Hancock
Author and Professor Emerita of Interdisciplinary Studies and Spiritual Theology, Regent College, VancouverA Rare Find
is the heartwarming and true story of Ethel Kemp, an English emigrant whose vigilant determination to overcome endless trials lead her to successfully serve the people of Canadaís prairie for six decades. Despite her battle through years of family health problems, the Great War, the flu epidemic, considerable personal losses and constant overwhelming grief, she overcomes every obstacle and perseveres.
A widow at a young age, her strong faith, personal tenacity and unending passion for family life allow Ethel to overcome defeat and loss. Her crucial decision to start a new life leads her to the quiet town of Edgerton in Eastern Alberta where her practical nurseís training led her into a natural vocation of caring for those in her community, dedicating herself mainly to midwifery. Winning peopleís trust, Ethel finds herself not only in taxing situations with public health, local education and the legal system, but at times she also must prepare loved ones for home visitation after death.
Donna Mann is an award-winning author with four books, numerous articles and short stories. She is a retired ordained minister, adjunct professor of Womenís Studies and recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee award (2012). She is inspired by women, who against all odds, accept Godís call to step out of the norm. Donna and Doug live in Elora, Ontario, with adult children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren all in close proximity.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 24 October, 2013.