Born in 1913, Florence Mary “Mollie” Nye lived in Lynn Valley for almost the entirety of her life. She worked as a teacher for more than four decades and was heavily involved in sponsoring Red Cross Youth Clubs.
The North Vancouver School Board named a teaching award for outstanding community service in her honour. Upon her death in 1997, her long-time home was turned into a small community centre for Lynn Valley.
The photo above shows Mollie (on the right) and her sister Joyce on a beach at the foot of St. Patricks Avenue, ca. 1920s.
Visit the MONOVA website for more information about the history of the North Shore and to plan your visit to MONOVA: Museum of North Vancouver, now open at 115 West Esplanade in The Shipyards.
Currently, MONOVA: Archives of North Vancouver, at 3203 Institute Road in Lynn Valley, is open by appointment only. Contact: email@example.com
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