Community History

Stewart Memorial Health Centre: A History tells the story of Stewart Memorial Hospital from 1949 to 1974 and includes a biography of Dr. John Stewart (1872-1942). Allan Graham, a member of the Order of Prince Edward Island, is a distinguished educator, writer, musician, and historian from Alberton, PEI. Mr. Graham was principal of Ellerslie Consolidated Elementary School in the early 1970s and was asked by the Stewart Memorial board of directors to prepare this history from their meeting minutes. The book was published at a time of great crisis for the hospital. Proceeds from the sale of the book, which had at least two printings, were used to support Stewart Memorial. It is reproduced here with the kind permission of Mr. Graham.