Lynette F. Hain Memorial Scholarship in French

Lynett F. Hain

Lynette F. (Tripney) Hain

Lynette F. (Tripney) Hain (1940 – 2015)

Born and raised in Geraldine, N.Z., of Scottish and English lineage, Lynne graduated with double honours as a registered nurse from Timaru General Hospital, N.Z., in 1962. After working as a RN in Australia for a year, she went to Scotland where she completed a Midwifery Diploma in 1965 at Glasgow Royal Maternity Hospital. She continued nursing in London, England until immigrating to Canada in 1970 and becoming a proud Canadian citizen in 1975.

During her years in the U.K., she had several adventurous holidays throughout Europe and the Middle East. Lynne worked in the maternity department at Burnaby General Hospital from 1970-76, and then at the Victoria General Hospital until her retirement in 2004, having assisted in the happy outcome of thousands of births during her career.

Lynne met Emil Hain in 1975 and they married in 1978. They enjoyed many memorable holidays travelling from their home in Victoria to New Zealand, Europe, Canada and U.S.A. and especially camping in their Westfalias. But the real joy of their life was Emyln Cove, a rustic little cabin with few amenities at French Beach, where Lynne could indulge her passion for gardening year-round, and which they shared with family and friends for 37 years.

With a lifelong interest in learning, both professionally and personally, Lynne took courses in a wide range of subjects such as art appreciation, philosophy, oenology, and in retirement completed a four-year French language diploma at UVic in 2011. Because of a shared belief in the value of post-secondary education, both to the individual and society, Lynne and Emil endowed scholarships at UVic and the University of Manitoba.  In tribute to her, Emil established this scholarship in French upon her death, after a 21-year battle with cancer.

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