Dorothy Inglis,  a feminist, author, social rights and political activist in Newfoundland and Labrador, has died at age of 87.

Inglis moved to St. John's more than 40 years ago and quickly made her mark working for women's rights and social justice.

She was a founding member of the Newfoundland Status of Women, served on the Avalon Consolidated School Board and ran twice for the New Democratic Party. For eight years, Inglis wrote the newspaper column, Bread and Roses. 

Honoured for her work on several occasions, Inglis received the Governor General's Persons Award for improving the status of women in Canada. She was also awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree from Memorial University.

Inglis died on Wednesday in Vancouver.