Born deaf at Saskatoon, SK; entered foster care in infancy and later adopted by her foster parents. Saskatchewan School for the Deaf 1961-1977, then Alberta College 1977-1979. Began competition swimming while in school, winning medals for the Canadian team at the 1973 and 1977 World Games for the Deaf. Worked in a warehouse for a drug company. Deaf spouse was Harry "Buster" Sherriff.
Deaf Women of Canada, p.228-229.