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Sunday, March 2, 2014

NB Artist Molly Lamb Bobak Passes Away

One of the province's most well-known and celebrated artists has passed away. Molly Lamb Bobak died yesterday at the age of 95.

Born in 1920 just outside of Vancouver, she joined the Canadian Women's Army Corp in 1942 and became the first woman to be named as an official Canadian War Artist. She moved to Fredericton with her husband Bruno in 1960.

She has received Honorary Doctorates from Mount Allison University, the University of New Brunswick and Saint Thomas University and received the Order of Canada in 1995 and the Order of New Brunswick in 2002.

There will be no funeral or public memorial service at her request. Her family plans to have a private gathering at a later date.