Born at London, ON; deaf from spinal meningitis just before age 2. Attended the Saskatchewan School for the Deaf, then the Jericho Hill School for the Deaf, graduating 1967. Worked as a keypunch operator for 5 years before marrying and starting a family. When the children were old enough, she took continuing education courses and worked for 12 years as a classification assistant in the personnel department of the Correctional Service of Canada.
Deaf Women of Canada, p.134.