“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Montréal in Montréal (region), Quebec — French Canadian Region

Jeanne Mance


Jeanne Mance Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 31, 2014
1. Jeanne Mance Marker
Inscription. English:
On this site, Jeanne Mance founded the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal, one of the oldest hospitals in the country. She arrived in Ville-Marie with Paul de Chomedey de Maisonneuve in 1642, and remained the only nurse there until 1659, when she brought the Hospitalières de Saint-Joseph to New France. At a time when there were numerous confrontations with the Iroquois, she cared for the wounded and sick with compassion and diligence, while increasing her efforts to recruit new settlers. Canadas first lay nurse, Jeanne Mance remains an inspiration to those who seek a career in the nursing profession.

Jeanne Mance fonda ici l'Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal, un des plus anciens hôpitaux du pays. Arrivée à Ville-Marie avec Paul de Chomedey de Maisonneuve en 1642, elle en est la seule infirmière jusqu’à ce quelle fasse venir les Hospitalières de Saint-Joseph en 1659. A l'époque où les affrontements avec les Iroquois sont nombreux, elle soigne les blessés et les malades avec compassion et diligence, tout en multipliant ses efforts pour recruter de nouveaux colons. Première infirmière laïque au Canada, Jeanne Mance demeure toujours une source d'inspiration pour qui se destine à cette profession.
Erected by Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de
Jeanne Mance Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 31, 2014
2. Jeanne Mance Marker
The marker is in the planter bed on the right.
lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
Location. 45° 30.275′ N, 73° 33.299′ W. Marker is in Montréal, Quebec, in Montréal (region). Marker is on Rue le Royer Ouest just from Rue Saint-Sulpice, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 46 Rue le Royer Ouest, Montréal, Quebec H2Y, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. History of Basilique Notre Dame de Montréal (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); La Basilique Notre-Dame / Notre-Dame Basilica (about 120 meters away); L’Ancien Édifice de la Douane / The Old Custom House (about 150 meters away); Paul de Chomedey de Maisonneuve (about 180 meters away); Saint-Laurent Boulevard (about 180 meters away); Aux origines de Montréal / The origins of Montréal (about 180 meters away); Montréal’s Founders and First Colonists Monument (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Joe Beef’s Canteen (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Montréal.
More about this marker. Rue le Royer Ouest is a alley walkway.
Also see . . .  Jeanne Mance - Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Charles Lallemant recruited Jeanne Mance for the Société Notre-Dame de Montréal. Mance embarked from La Rochelle on May 9, 1641 on a crossing of the Atlantic that took three months. After wintering in Quebec, she and Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve arrived at the Island of Montreal in the spring of 1642. They founded the new city on May 17, 1642 on land granted by the Governor. That same year Mance began operating a hospital in her home. - Wikipedia (Submitted on March 28, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
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