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Elaine Roberts

Elaine Roberts, a retired physical therapist, has lived in Edmonton most of her life. A depression baby, she was born to British immigrants who came to central Alberta to farm in 1928, and the legacy of the Great Depression lives on in her own life. An English cousin requested that Elaine write the story of her parents' immigration experience to keep it alive for extended family in England and in Canada. Elaine is a member of the first physiotherapy class to graduate at University of Alberta in 1956: fifteen women taking classes in a Quonset hut. A feminist and active in the Unitarian Universalist movement, Elaine is a novice writer and storyteller.














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