Jessie Carol NYBERG
April 10, 1942 – September 3, 2021
Dr. Jessie Carol Nyberg April 10, 1942 – September 3, 2021
On September 3, 2021, Dr. Jessie Carol Nyberg of Kelowna, BC, passed away at the age of 79 from complications of COVID 19. Jessie followed her husband, Robert (Bob) Francis Nyberg, who passed away on January 20, 2021. She is survived by her son Christopher and daughter-in-law September Nyberg, her daughter, Renee Nyberg, three grandchildren, Bryenne, Jackson & Jena Nyberg, and her siblings Lesley Graham, Vivian & Wayne Allen and William & Eileen McKenna. Dr. Nyberg also leaves cherished memories with many family, friends, and colleagues around the world. Born in Kamloops, BC, she lived there till she finished the nursing program at Royal Inland Hospital in 1963. She worked in Alberta, BC, California and her favorite Hawaii over 46 years, from critical care nursing, running a heart unit to advocating for indigenous peoples she changed the lives of many. Dr. Nyberg received the Queens Diamond Jubilee Metal for her years of dedicated service in nursing, early childhood education and indigenous advocacy. In may of 2021 she received an honorary doctorate from UBCO something she felt very honoured by. A celebration of life is planned for after covid restrictions are over. If friends and family desire, please consider donating to the Elders group of Central Okanagan (Kelowna) friendship center society in Dr. Jessie Nyberg’s name.
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Jessie Carol NYBERG
Jane smith ne pye
September 18, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. I remember as a young teen learning to skate on the rink Jessie's dad would flood for all the village kids to use. Someone always had a pair of skates you could borrow. We had so much fun. I followed Jessie's career, she was an exceptional person, with an extraordinary career. She will be remembered and missed by many of us.
September 5, 2021
To Chris & Rene & the entire family of Jessie Nyberg:
May the wonderful memories you have comfort you in this time of loss & sorrow. Jessie was a wonderful woman, an excellent nurse & teacher. I treasure every moment we spent together at work in the ICU here in Honolulu & attending Hawaiian music & hula performances. She loved the Hawaiian culture & saw the parallels to her own Native Canadian Indian culture. She was a champion for indigenous people everywhere. She found the humor in showing people her Indian card! I loved her dedication to promoting the health of indigenous people. Jessie was always quick to lend a hand to anyone in need. She had a huge, giving heart. Mahalo Nui Loa, my friend. May you Rest In Peace & Aloha. 🌺
My sincere condolences,
Ferna Idica, RN