Grew up in Brandon, Manitoba


Education / Employment History

Brandon Business College

Scott Fruit Company (Brandon)

Bank of Canada (Ottawa) - Data Centre (part-time)

The Journal (Ottawa) - part-time


Amateur Radio History

1950 First licensed as VE1ABT in Nashwaaksis, New Brunswick. 1953 Advanced

Member of Fredericton Amateur Radio Club

Handled traffic during hurricanes and sleet storms.

Director of the New Brunswick Amateur Radio Association
1957 - Assigned VE3CGO upon move to Ottawa

Founding member of Ottawa Valley Mobile Radio Club

Worked with husband Ed VE3GX editing the OVMRC Rambler newsletter.

For 14 years provided daily monitoring of 3760 kHz and then 2M repeater VE2CRA.

1967 - Organized communications and was NCS for "OXFAM Miles for Millions" walkathon

President of OVMRC 1971-1972

Co-NCS with Ed VE3GX of the Pot Hole Net (75M-SSB) and the Pot Lid Net (80M-CW). Received, with Ed,

a plaque and gold-plated key on the 35 year anniversary of those nets.

1972 - Helped organize the daily ONTARS Net on 3755 kHz

Served as ARES Emergency Coordinator

Life Member of QCWA and Chapter 70.

1979-1981 Secretary/Treasurer of Chapter 70. Chapter 70 Historian/Archivist for several years.

2005 - Co-recipient of QCWA Meritorious Award

2005 - Received 65 Year Golden Certificate and Year pin at the May 2015 dinner meeting.


For 32 years worked with Girl Guides of Canada as a Brownie leader, Ranger leader and Commissioner and then Trainer of new leaders, while also working in administrative positions.

Long term volunteer driver for the Canadian Cancer Society and Senior Citizens.


Prepared by VE3XK with assistance of VE3CGO       Updated Feb 24, 2016