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Bonnie Lendrum

Photo: Lorraine Dillard 2012

Bonnie Lendrum is a retired nurse and the author of Autumn's Grace, a story of how one family manages the experience of palliative care with hope, humour, and knowledge, despite sibling conflicts, generational pulls and career demands.


Atkinson School of Nursing, Toronto Western Hospital - RN

Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto - BScN and MScN.

The School For Writers, Humber College - Creative Writing by Correspondence and the Summer Residency Programme

Career Path:

Clinical experiences include surgical intensive care community care and long term care The bulk of her career was spent in administration and research in Montreal and Hamilton. Lendrum has presented papers at provincial, national, and international nursing conferences (nursing and gerontology), been an invited speaker to nursing conferences, authored book chapters in Nursing Management in Canada (first and second editions) and co-authored several research papers.


In the early '00's when she experienced a cluster of illnesses with family and friends Bonnie began to write. Thanks to the confidence she acquired through the Humber School for Writers outreach programs she has not stopped.

Autumn's Grace is published by Inanna Publications

E-mail: c/o Writers' Union of Canada
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Autumn's Grace. Inanna Publications and Education Inc., 2013
“Organization of Patient Care.” In Nursing Management in Canada.. W.B.Saunders Canada, 1994
“Work Process Redesign and Nurses’ Work.” In Nursing Management in Canada. W.B.Saunders Canada, 1999
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