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Memorable Manitobans: Mollie Irene Beard Ives (1920-2008)

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Mollie Ives
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Community activist.

Born at Winnipeg on 1 January 1920, she worked as a receptionist at the Winnipeg Clinic, a censor for the Manitoba Film Board, and a real estate agent. She volunteered on the board of directors of the St. Vital YMCA, Paraplegic Association, and the March of Dimes. She married Charles Ives and had a daughter. In November 1969, she became the first woman to successfully plead her own case before the Supreme Court of Canada, in a land expropriation matter. She died on 7 August 2008.

See also:

Mollie-Irene Ives: Dressing for Court by Sharon Reilly
Manitoba History, Number 56, October 2007

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 August 2008, page C16.

“Manitobans’ legacy a better province,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 January 2009, page B3.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 March 2016

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