Area’s former midwife died peacefully

Lucie McAloon
Lucie McAloon

Lucie McAloon, known to many as district midwife for Daventry, has died peacefully aged 90.

Lucie died on July 2. She provided midwifery care to mothers and babies until 1982 when she retired and will be remembered by colleagues and friends for her care, skill and compassion.

She was a teaching midwife mentoring students and passing on her knowledge.

Lucie began her nursing career and trained in Selly Oak Hospital, becoming a state registered nurse in 1955. She progressed to midwifery training in Kent, qualifying as a midwife in 1956.

Lucie was very proud to be admitted to the roll of the Queens Institute of District Nurses in 1957, a medal she wore with pride. In 1957 she applied and joined the Queen Alexandra’s army Corps, where she served in the UK, Malta and Cyprus.

Lucie loved her dog’s Mary, Candy and Arwen and was known to dog sit for her friends. She will be missed by all.

Lucie’s funeral takes place at Rainsbrook Crematorium, Rugby on Friday, July 25 at 12.30pm. Donations, if desired to John Ward and Son in aid of New Street Day Centre.