First Memorial Funeral Services & Boal Chapel and Memorial Gardens
1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, BC
October 27, 1916 – November 30, 2019
Montserrat Anglada-Duran, age 103, of North Vancouver, British Columbia was born October 27, 1916 in Barcelona, SPAIN and passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday November 30, 2019.
She was predeceased by her parents Luis Anglada Mir and Maria Mercedes Duran Pascual and by her brothers Pere Anglada Duran and Juan Anglada Duran. She is survived by a niece in Spain.
Montserrat came from a loving family who had always encouraged her interests in science, and she had just started her pre-medical studies when the Spanish Civil War broke out in 1936 followed by World War II. When the universities reopened Montserrat enrolled and graduated from the University of Barcelona as a Doctor and Surgeon in 1953. Times were difficult in Spain and on the advice of fellow classmates she applied to work in the United States under the Foreign Medical Graduates program. In 1957, she began the first of many transatlantic sailings en route to her first posting at St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Montserrat loved driving and was soon travelling across the United States and Canada. By the mid-1960’s Montserrat had made a decision to immigrate to Canada and worked in Montreal and Toronto before retiring from the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital in 1982. Montserrat drove one last time across Canada and settled in North Vancouver. Although she had left behind the Lafarga family of Oshawa, and other friends in New York and Madrid when she retired, her circle of local friends grew when she met Teresa and Don Kirschner. Teresa introduced her to other members of the Lower Mainland Catalan community and they soon formed a close-knit group. She was a private person and an independent and feisty lady until dementia made it impossible for her to continue living at home.
We wish to thank the staff of 2North at Evergreen House who took such good care of Montserrat these past few years.
Flowers are gratefully declined. If donations wish to be made please consider the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation or the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation – Evergreen House.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MeM.com for the Anglada-Duran family.
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