Marion (May) Ash

Maiden Name: Morrison
From: Ayr, Scotland
Occupation: Theatre secretary
Husband: Sgt. George Ash,
Date of Marriage: Aug. 17, 1945
Ships Name: SS Scythia
Date of Departure: Liverpool, March 17, 1946
Arrived in Canada: March 1946
Port of Arrival: Pier 21, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Travelled to NL. on: Fort Thomson
Arrival in NL.: St. John’s, 2nd April, 1946
Settled in: St. John’s
Children: 1 daughter, Rosemary

May Ash was born in Ayr, Scotland. She married Sgt. George Ash (970199) 166th Newfoundland Field Regiment, Royal Artillery at the Auld Kirk, Ayr, Scotland on 17th August, 1945. She arrived in Newfoundland on 2nd April, 1946.
Governor General's Caring Canadian Award
Marion Ash
Awarded: June 11, 2007

Marion Ash, Logy Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador

Marion Ash is a war bride who has spent over 60 years assisting both Canadian and British women during difficult times. In 1946, she co-founded the British War Brides Association, which provided leadership and guidance, as well as a connection to the homeland of hundreds of young women settling with their husbands in Newfoundland. She has devoted over 60 years to the St. Andrews Society, a benevolent organization celebrating Scottish heritage. As its president, she established the St. Andrews Ladies Auxiliary, which has benefited many underprivileged families in St. John's through its many charitable works.

Link to the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award
Interviewed Aug. 16, 2008, St. John’s
Interviewed Aug. 13, 2007, St. John’s
From the Book, ”We Came From Over the Sea” page 108

Photo from Royal Canadian Legion Lest We Forget Volume 6., 2006
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