Volunteer of the Week: Florence Pike

In honour of International Women's Day, our volunteer of the week is Florence (Tew) Pike, a nurse who joined the Communist Party of Canada in January 1937. In addition to her training as a nurse at Toronto Western Hospital, Pike also studied public health at McGill University. Pike was one of two Canadian women who officially joined the International Brigades, and she was head nurse at an English hospital near Albacete from September 1937. She left Spain for the United Kingdom due to illness, and worked as a civilian nurse in London during World War II. Pike's health worsened and she returned to Toronto in 1942, where she died on 15 March, 1944. See record.