Born deaf at Antigonish, NS; also had visual impairment, which became total at age 20. Attended day classes for the deaf in Halifax public schools, then brielfy the Interprovincial School for the Deaf and the Montreal Oral School for the Deaf. Worked for a while as a flower arranger, then as her vision worsened, took a training program for blind persons and explored various careers before becoming a mender of books at the library of Dalhousie University. In 1987, married Kenneth Cassie, also deaf and with Usher Syndrome. Active in local and regional deaf and blind organizations and winner of several awards.
Deaf Women of Canada, p.38-39.