Born deaf in an unspecified European country and emigrated to Canada with her family at age 3. Muddled through regular schools and the teacher training school at Moose Jaw, SK. Taught in rural areas of Saskatechewan while attending college part time, working for a BA degree that, however, was not completed. Worked in a center for emotionally disturbed children. Married a hearing man. Took further courses at the University of Alberta to finally complete her BA degree. Her husband died of a heart attack in 1970, leaving her a single parent; she pushed on with ther studies, completing not only the BA but a BEd and a graduate diploma in special diploma. until applying for and receiving a teaching position at the Alberta School for the Deaf at over age 40. This was her first real acknowledgement of her deafness and her first exposure to ASL. She completed a master's in educational psychology and continued to upgrade her teaching skills until health problems forced her retirement at the age of 62.
Deaf Women of Canada, p.40-41.