Sister Charlotte Gertrude Vickers (Sister Albert Marie) peacefully went home to her God on Friday, April 30, 2021 at Ruth Ross Residence in Saint John, NB. Born in Nelson-Miramichi on February 9, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Albert John and Emma (Burns) Vickers. A graduate of St. Michael’s Academy in Chatham, NB, Sister Charlotte went on to become a registered nurse via Hotel-Dieu de St. Joseph in Edmundston, NB. She was employed at Hotel-Dieu until she entered the Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception in Saint John, NB on September 8, 1954.
Upon completion of her novitiate, Sister Charlotte nursed at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Saint John. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Education from the University of Ottawa in 1964. For five years she was the Director of Nursing at Holy Family Hospital in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Returning to Saint John, she was the Director of Nursing at St. Joseph’s Hospital from 1969 to 1991. Retiring from nursing, she became the manager of Seton Court Apartments at St. Vincent’s Convent on Cliff Street.
Sister Charlotte was a woman of many “firsts” and a strong proponent of nursing education. She initiated establishing the extended care unit and other outpatient services at St. Joseph’s. As Chair of the New Brunswick Health Association Education committee, she brought in many international speakers and leaders in health care education to the province. She was past chair of the Catholic Health Association of Saskatchewan and a member of the Board of Directors of the Catholic Health Association of New Brunswick. In 2007, she received a Performance Citation Award from the Catholic Health Association of Canada. Sister Charlotte was involved extensively in the Saint John community, serving on boards for L’Arche (McKim House), AIDS Saint John, Hospice Saint John, Saint John Legal Clinic and Birthright.
She is survived by her sisters Alberta (Abud) and Joan (Kachel). She was predeceased by her parents Albert and Emma, brothers Allan, Albert, Benedict, William, Burns, Gerald and sisters Ella, Mary, Sister
Margaret, scic and Sister Alice, scic.
Resting at Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (634-7424). A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, May 6 at 10 am at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Saint John, NB. For those who wish, donations can be made to L’Arche Saint John. Online condolences may be placed at www.BrenansFH.com