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Eileen Ada Giffin (d1976)

By May 1, 2012No Comments


The death occurred at Molong Hospital recently after a long illness of Miss Eileen Ada Giffin. She had been a patient at the hospital for the past 12 months.

A member of a well known pioneer family, she was the daughter of the late Mr Alex and Mrs Sarah ‘Cissi’ Giffin, of Ainsdale Manildra.

She was a clever and dedicated nurse, having done her preliminary training at Prince Henry Hospital, Sydney.

She later served at Parkes and Quirindi Hospitals, before becoming Matron of Narrabri Hospital for some years.

After making her home at Peakhurst she became a District Nurse in the inner Sydney suburbs, but when ill health forced her retirement she made her home at Manildra, with her sister Miss Enid Giffin.

The late Miss Giffin is survived by her sister Enid (Manildra), nephews John and Ian Giffin (Manildra) and niece Helen Thompson (Sydney).
For further information see Manildra Memories folder at Manildra Library