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Condolences on the passing of Mollie Cartmell

The Peterborough & District Sports Hall of Fame wish to extend condolences to family, friends and former students of Mollie Cartmell who recently passed away.   A native of Dunfermline, Scotland, Mollie came to Canada in 1969.  She joined the teaching staff of Thomas A. Stewart S.S. in 1979 and throughout her career at TAS she guided the TAS Griffins to many field hockey and soccer championships.  Mollie immersed herself into her adopted community, serving on many boards including the Canadian Canoe Museum, YMCA, Kawartha Haliburton Children’s Aid Society and she was a founding member of the Peterborough & District Sports Hall of Fame. 

Mollie committed a great deal of her life’s work to the Canadian Olympic Association, serving in various capacities. Since 1984 she has been a member of the Canadian Olympic Committee and Youth Education Advisory Board. Mollie Cartmell is the recipient of many awards in recognition of her contribution as a volunteer and for community activism:  Award of Merit” – the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Olympic movement; 1995 Examiner Sportsperson of the Year and Peterborough Sportsperson of the Year; 1999 City of Peterborough Award of Distinction – Olympic Youth Camp; 2000 Paul Harris Fellowship Rotary Club Award; 2007 Trent University Community Leadership Award; and the 2009 YMCA Fellowship of Honour Award. Mollie was an artist – wood carver, jazz enthusiast, gardener and photographer.  Mollie was inducted into the Peterborough and District Sports Hall of Fame in 2023.

Mollie made Peterborough her home and will be missed by her many friends.  Mollie is survived by her family in Scotland.  No service has been scheduled at this time.

Follow this link to read Mollie’s complete induction biography