Mona Lauvey Morgan, nee Bjarnason (1913-2004) was born in Wynard, Saskatchewan. Both parents were children of Icelandic immigrants. Her mother, Dora, was a school teacher. Her father, Paul, was a socialist, poet, publisher of the Wynard Advance, and automobile and real estate salesman. Her family moved to Vancouver about 1934. Mona’s goal to be a teacher like her mother was derailed by the Depression. She made a living as a domestic for a time and later as a stenographer; notably being fired when it was discovered her fiancee, Nigel Morgan, was organizing the workers. Mona and Nigel married in 1941 and raised two children. Nigel was President of the International Woodworkers of America in BC by 1943. Mona continued to work in the woodworking industry, served on the executive of Local 107, and was a member of the I.W.A. Women’s Auxiliary.