Bibiane Gladu Marshall, 101, died Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at the Falls Good Samaritan Care Center in International Falls, Minnesota.
Bibiane was born on October 1, 1908 in Richer, Manitoba, near Winnipeg.
She and her sister Florence graduated from nursing school in nearby St. Boniface, Manitoba in 1930.
After nursing school she moved to the United States and took a job at Mercy Hospital in Chicago.
In 1943 she joined the U.S. Army as a part of the effort to nurse soldiers in World War II. She served aboard the army ship “Blanche F. Sigman,” recovering wounded from parts of Europe even travelling into the Pacific.
 She married Edward Vincent (“EV”) Marshall in 1949 in Brooklyn, New York. He was a World War I veteran who wrote a newspaper column.
Bibiane continued to practice nursing in New York and Florida for 44 years.
When she retired from nursing, they moved to International Falls to be closer to Bibiane’s Canadian family.
Edward Vincent passed away in 1977.
Bibiane enjoyed taking classes at Rainy River Community College, painting, reading, and corresponding with family and friends. She was affectionately known as Aunt B.
Recently, the Falls Journal featured her story on Wednesday, March 31 as a veteran nurse and Borderland centenarian. She was well cared for and loved at the Good Samaritan Society, where memorials may be sent.
Bibiane is preceded in death by her parents Victoria Neault and Alfred Gladu, and siblings Odille, Joseph, Emilien, Jules, Florence, Theodore, Adelard, Victoria, Rachel, Nancy, Naomi, and Rosamae.
Bibiane and EV had no children. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Bibiane’s remains have been cremated and a celebration of her life will take place in St. Boniface, Manitoba in June, 2011. A memorial will occur at the Falls Good Samaritan Center in October.
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Arrangements are with Green-Larsen Mortuary, Inc.