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