Anne Marshall nee (1907- ) was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. At the age of 14, she moved to British Columbia to find work following the death of her father. She worked as a waitress and later a babysitter for the owner of Sweet 16 dress shops. He taught her to sew and see began to work in ladies’ ready-to-wear. She married in 1928, re-entering the workforce in WWII. She became involved in union organizing helping to lead her Local over to the International Ladies Garment Workers Unon (LGWU) becoming a full-time organizer in 1946-7. She stayed in that position for 16 years.