A Voice of Her Own

A Voice of Her Own profiles fifty-two ranch women from Western Canada. With this book, the editors have brought to light a little-discussed aspect of ranching: the valuable contributions of women in an industry traditionally thought of as the domain of men. These women range in age from their teens to their nineties, and across three provinces, but they have in common a deep commitment to the land, to their families and communities, and to the ranching way of life. To them, the ranch means many things; it is a business, a home, and a place to raise their children. In their own words, they share their experiences, their successes, and their hardships and clearly demonstrate the important role women have played, and continue to play, in the history and economy of the ranching industry in Canada.

With Contributions by:

Heather Beierbach
Heidi Beierbach
Rose Bibby
Erin Bircham
Doris Bircham
Tammy Burgess
Doris Burton
Diane Catley
Catherine Chalack
Eileen McElroy Clayton
Carley Cooper
Helen Cyr
Virginia Delinte
Irene Edge
Doris Fenton
Judy Fenton
Lou Forsaith
Linda Froshaug
Sherri Grant
Mary Guenther
Sandy Hordenchuk
Ruth Hunt
Marilyn Jahnke
JoAnn Jones-Hole
Pat Kerr
Gayle Kozroski
Clare Kozroski
Hilda Krohn
Joan Lawrence
Christa Lawrence
Marjorie Linthicum
Jill Mastad
Heather McCuaig
Cheryl Morison
Cheryl Nixdorff
Delores Noreen
Thelma Poirier
Louise Popescul
Ruth Pritchard
Marilyn Ramsay
Robin Ramsay
Lyn Sauder
Ann Saville
Mary Jane Saville
Beryl Sibbald
Anne Slade
Anne Stevick
Alice Streeter
Kimberley Taylor
Susan Ames Vogelaar
Vernice Wearmouth
Edith Wearmouth
Dena Weiss
Pansy White-Brekhus
Rajanne Wills
Leta Wise
Robin Wolfater

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Front Cover 1
Title Page 4
Bibliographic Information 5
Dedication 6
Table of Contents 8
Linda Froshaug 10
Introduction 12
Rocky Mountain View 22
Vernice Wearmouth 24
Edith Wearmouth 34
Heather McCuaig 44
Irene Edge 52
Beryl Sibbald 60
Cheryl Nixdorff 66
Ruth Hunt 72
Cheryl Morison 82
Catherine Chalack 86
Leta Wise 94
Eileen McElroy Clayton 104
Kimberley Taylor 114
West of the Rockies, Kamloops 122
Pat Kerr 124
Southwest Alberta Foothills 138
Helen Cyr 140
Alice Streeter 148
Doris Burton 154
Virginia Delinte 162
Anne Stevick 170
Cypress Hills 176
Joan Lawrence 178
Heather Beierbach 186
Heidi Beierbach 198
Christa Lawrence 208
Pansy White-Brekhus 216
Mary Guenther 224
Ann Saville 234
Mary Jane Saville 244
Erin Bircham 256
Dena Weiss 264
Lou Forsaith 272
Robin Wolfater 280
Lyn Sauder 288
Rajanne Wills 296
Carley Cooper 302
Delores Noreen 316
Hilda Krohn 322
Gayle Kozroski 332
Clare Kozroski 340
Wood Mountain Uplands 350
Marjorie Linthicum 352
Louise Popescul 360
Linda Froshaug 366
Tammy Burgess 374
Ruth Pritchard 384
Sherri Grant 390
Sandy Hordenchuk 400
Jill Mastad 406
Prairie to Parklands 412
Diane Catley 414
Marilyn Jahnke 422
Marilyn Ramsay 430
Robin Ramsay 440
Doris Fenton 446
Judy Fenton 462
Rose Bibby 480
About the Editors 490
Thelma Poirier 492
Doris Bircham 494
JoAnn Jones-Hole 496
Anne Slade 498
Susan Ames Vogelaar 500
Appendix 502
Glossary 506
Legacies Shared Series Information 511
Back Cover 514