I interviewed Dorothy Groves at her home in Calgary. She was born in Halifax, then studied to be a nurse and worked as one for a time in Montreal before settling out west. She was a life-long crusader for women’s rights, particularly freedom of choice for women. She served on the Advisory Council on the Status of Women when Doris Anderson was president. She served as president of the Calgary Birth Control Association and was heavily involved in many other efforts of both service and advocacy in the community. She was also an active participant in the crucial lobbying that occurred around the Irene Murdoch case, a landmark struggle against patriarchal property law in Canada. Groves passed away on November 7, 2004, and her obituary as published in the Calgary Herald can be found here.
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