OTTAWA (AFP) - Canadian peace activist Muriel Duckworth, who opposed conflicts from the Second World War through to the Vietnam War and was a passionate advocate of womens rights, has died at the age of 100. Public broadcaster CBC said Duckworth passed away Saturday in the palliative care unit of a hospital in Magog, Quebec, near her summer home. She was a founding member of the Nova Scotia provincial branch of Voice of Women, helped establish the anti-poverty Canadian Council for International Co-operation, and was one of the first women in Nova Scotia to run for a seat in the provincial legislature. During the Vietnam War, Muriel and the Voice of Women also helped bring Vietnamese affected by war on a Canadian tour. Muriel will be forever remembered as an ambassador of peace, defender of womens rights, and champion of educational development, Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter said in a statement. The daily Globe and Mail described her as one of the most prominent members of Canadas peace movement who never swayed from her belief that 'war is stupid. She believed that peace was not just the absence of fighting but also the absence of fear and that it required the presence of justice, the paper said. She opposed the Second World War even before her brother died fighting in it, the Globe and Mail said. In 1995, Duckworth formed a group with elderly friends called the Raging Grannies and protested a Group of Seven industrialized nations summit in Halifax. She died surrounded by family with dignity and grace, media reports said.