Interests and hobbies

I am interested in Victorian social history, antiques, heritage architecture, and most sports. I am a devoted fan of the Vancouver Canucks, BC Lions, Seattle Seahawks, and Seattle Mariners and watch or listen to most of the games. I am a passionate fan of our local college summer baseball team, the Victoria HarbourCats, and sponsor one game each year. Visit the page for my home-based business, Bed Buddies Gifts, which makes stuffed toys, slippers, scarves, gloves, and grumpy bum pants. I spend time knitting, sewing and crocheting. It almost goes without saying that I love my Mac and spend several hours a day at it.

I have held numerous volunteer positions over my lifetime and was honoured to be recognized by the Victoria YM/YWCA with a Women of Distinction Award in 2005. I edited newsletters for the Rockland Neighbourhood Association, and continue to work with the Hallmark Heritage Society, and the Professional Writers Assocation of Canada. I also proofread for the Ontario Genealogy Society and write articles for several publications. I am an accomplished researcher and writer. I am a co-author of Ross Bay Villa: A Colonial Cottage: 1865-2000, published by the Hallmark Society.

I began researching my family history in 2000 and became deeply involved in genealogy. I became a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. As a writer, I am a member of the Professional Writers Association of Canada while my interest in hockey history is reflected in my membership in the Society for International  Hockey Research.

I am currently working on a book about the history of professional hockey in Victoria. Working on this project brings together my two passions—hockey and research. For more information on this project, visit my website at