Project Description


Twenty-four years old when she moved to Calgary in 1891. Marion Moodie studied nursing at the Calgary General Hospital and graduated in 1906, the first fully certified nurse to graduate in the province. During WWI, Marion served as a nursing sister and then matron at the Ogden Military Hospital.
In her spare time, she wrote poetry, children’s stories and articles and was passionate botanist, collecting samples of local flora for such august institutions as the Smithsonian, Harvard and McGill University.