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Bessie Flynn, C.M.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Bessie Flynn, C.M. C.M. Forteau
Honour Appointment Investiture
Member of the Order of Canada October 19, 1994 March 1, 1995
A former postmistress, she has long been devoted to her Labrador community, helping to detect enemy aircraft during wartime and working for many years as a volunteer with charitable, church and youth associations. Through her storytelling, in collecting books and papers, and by supporting, encouraging and teaching traditional craft techniques, she has helped safeguard the heritage of the Labrador Straits region.
Deceased on June 1, 1994.
Updated: 2018-03-26
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