Late-deafened. Born in Broderick, SK; became a registered nurse after graduating high school. Lost her hearing at age 20, but nevertheless completed a BSc degree in nursing and later a master's degree. Her experiences in college as a deafened person led to her advocacy for the communication needs of persons with hearing loss. She earned a PhD degree at age 64, and also got a cochlear implant at about the same time. Edited two magazines for Canadian hard of hearing persons and also published a variety of papers, journal articles, resource manuals and professional monographs, and at one time even had her own weekly children's television show. Married a hearing man.
Deaf Women of Canada, p.60-61.