Helen Munley nee Murphy

Resume/ C. V.
Helen Munley nee Murphy:

Born 22nd Jan 1916 Portabello a suburb of Edinburgh Scotland. Youngest of seven children, parents, Michael & Ann Murphy. Educated at St. John’s Catholic School Portobello.
T.B. training at Royal Victoria Hospital Edinburgh from 1934 -36.

General nursing training 1936 – 40 at Stirling Royal Infirmary.
June to Dec 1940 infectious diseases course.
Jan 1941 – May ’42 Civil Defence Nursing Stafford.
May 1942, joined Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Reserve. Served in Belgum, Germany,India and England. To May Nov. 1949 Member of Queen’s District Nursing Service 1950 – 54.

Married Anthony munleyat Our Lady of Lourdes, Toronto Nov. 1954.
Member of the nursing staff at Mount Sinai Hospital TorontoDec 1954- July’55. Returned to Scotland Sept 1955 to parents home, father died oct. 1955 mother to May1956.
Anne Marie Munley born at Williaw Smellie Hospital Lanark Dec 1957.
Emigrated to New Zealand March 26th aboard “Ceramic” arriving in New Plymouth April 1959. Michael Anthony was born Oct 1959.
I worked for Taranaki Hospital Board partime district nursing.
Positions held :

President New Plymouth Social Service.
President Scotish Womens club.
VP Catholic Womens League.
Publicity officer of Rydecr Cheshire Ass Tananaki. Member of National Council of Women.

Member of Returned Services Association.

I was granted a citizens award certificate for service to the community by the Mayor and Councilors of New Plymouth in Nov 1986.
My husband Anthony died Oct 1989.
Our daughter Anne Marie married Tim Hales and they have 2 children.
Our son Michael now lives in England with his wife Wendy and has two children.

Tony and I first met whilst on Knights of St. Columbus pilgrimage to Rome in 1950 and discovered we share a lot in common with our Scottish and Irish backgrounds, the friendship developed into love and we enjoyed 35 years of companionship and happiness.

Signed H. Munley.

Note to the reader: The above was transcribed from Helen’s typed copy signed and dated 15th Nov. 1996 by Tom Thornton April 2006.
Hence the facts about Ann Marie and Michael are updated from 1996 version.