Windsor

Local sculptor donating replacement for monument stolen from WRH

Richard Wood, from Amherstburg, is donating his time and experience to design and prepare a replacement for the sculpture.

The copper bust of Jeanne Mance was stolen in April

The monument honours Jeanne Mance, one of the founders of Montreal's first hospital Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal in 1645. (Windsor Regional Hospital/Facebook)

A local sculptor has offered to fix a vandalized monument at Windsor Regional Hospital.

The copper bust of Jeanne Mance, a historical nursing figure in Canada, was stolen from outside the Ouellette Campus of the hospital. 

Richard Wood, from Amherstburg, is donating his time and experience to design and prepare a replacement for the sculpture.

"It's an honour and a privilege," said Wood. "I am happy to help preserve her memory in honour of all the nurses in our community."

The hospital believes the bust was stolen for its monetary value. 

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