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A Tribute To A Wonderful Soul

Stoll staff members and residents would like to pay tribute to Mollie McCartney, a beloved Stoll veteran and resident who sadly passed away at 95-years-old. Mollie was adored amongst young and old, strangers and comraderies and all in-between. She embraced life and her infectious smile won the hearts of many at Stoll’s Mansions.

Mollie joined the WRENs (Women’s Royal Navy Service) during World War Two at 16 years old and was tasked with looking after the electrics and fuel of the ships which took supplies out to the warships. Her most poignant mission was to deliver a letter to Prime Minister Winston Churchill who was aboard the HMS King George V (KG5) which was observing radio silence.

Through observing women pilots delivering planes from the factories to the front line, her passion for planes and piloting was born. Mollie can be described as an adventurer and caregiver. She started horse-riding at about 6 or 7 years old but never had any formal lessons. Generations later, she introduced her granddaughter, Matilda, to horse-riding at only 18-months-old.

Mollie will be dearly missed by her family, friends and by Stoll’s staff and residents who knew her well.