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Joseph Winnemuller, RN, RPN

Night Supervisor
Joe Winnemuller graduated from St Bavo Noordwikerhout Mental Hospital in the Netherlands. In 1963, with his new bride, moved to the Dutch West Indies. After the Second World War he returned to the netherlands with his wife Alida and 4 children, where he trained and received his diploma in general nursing, 1950. Joe and his family immigrated to Canada in 1953 and commenced working at the Selkirk Mental Hospital as night supervisor until his retirement in 1976. Joesph died in 2002. Joe was a Japanese prisoner of war for three years and was forced to work on the River Kwai railroad.
Joe at St John De Deo Haarlem Hospital for his General Nurse Training in 1950.
Joe, 4th from left, with fellow student nurses in 1936.
Joe played SMHC’s Santa during the 1970s’.