Trenchard Margaret Lillian Trenchard, 75, of the Augustana Health Care Center in Minneapolis, MN, passed away on Feb. 23, 2003. She was born on March 13, 1927 in Detroit, MI. After graduating from high school in Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada in 1945, Margaret taught in secondary schools in Ontario until 1950. In 1950, she entered nursing school at McKellar Hospital, Fort William, Ontario. She received her nursing certificate in 1954, after which she moved to Philadelphia, PA. She took post-graduate courses while working at Temple University Hospital. In 1957, Margaret entered the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps and was stationed at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, CA, until her discharge in 1959. She returned to Philadelphia and worked at the VA Hospital. After receiving her Master's degree in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania in 1965, Margaret began her 28-year career as a Nurse Educator in MN, beginning at St. Catherine in Minneapolis. Following a sojourn as an Associate Professor of Nursing at South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, Margaret returned to Minneapolis and finished her teaching career at the Minnesota Community College System. She received a Certificate of Commendation for her years of service from the Governor of Minnesota when she retired in 1993. Margaret was a member of the National Honor Society of Nursing and was a member of The Minneapolis/St. Paul Church of Religious Science. Ms. Trenchard was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Lillian Trenchard. She is survived by her brother, Kenneth Trenchard (wife Dorie, deceased); nephews, Kenneth Trenchard Jr. and wife Pamela and Randall Trenchard; niece, Holly Manzone and husband Tim; grand nieces and nephews and numerous cousins in Canada and England. She will be missed by her many friends and colleagues in MN, as well as the many friends at Augustana. A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 28, 2003 at 2;30 pm at the Augustana Health Care Center in Minneapolis. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are preferred to the American Cancer Society. She will also have a memorial service in Canada. Services provided by Cremation Society of MN Mpls 612-825-2435

Published on February 27, 2003

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