A
B C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z

Delage, Maurice Allan - 2012
Delahey, Marjorie Elizabeth - 2002
Delury, Abigail - 2005
Dixon, Sophia Hansine - 1994
Dosman, James A. - 2011
Douglas, James Moffat - 1976
Downey, Richard Keith - 1996
Ducie, Emma - 1977
Ducie, Alma Helene - 1991
Dunning, Charles Avery - 1973
Dyck, Alfred H. - 1991

Portrait

Marjorie Elizabeth Delahey

Liz Delahey, journalist and home economist, was born April 5, 1932 at Lilac. After taking her elementary and secondary schooling in Saskatoon she graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1954 with a bachelor of science degree in home economics.

She married Arthur Delahey and moved to his home district in the Moose Jaw area. Here she worked for a time as Women's Editor of the Moose Jaw Times-Herald and volunteered as 4-H leader. The arrival of four children and her husband's work, that involved several moves, interrupted her career although she kept in touch with home economist colleagues and university alumni. Liz served as secretary (1961-62) and president (1973-75) of the Association of Saskatchewan Home Economists (ASHE).

In 1975 she returned to journalism as Women's Editor and later Farm Living Editor of The Western Producer. Her work there made her well-known and highly respected across rural Western Canada . Her understanding of women's issues and of farm people was demonstrated in her clear and concise writing. In 1988 she became editor of Western People, the magazine insert of The Western Producer. In this publication she made an important contribution in encouraging creative writing across the West. When she retired in 1990 she did consulting work in the agri-food industry, often representing the pulse industry in Eastern Canada while she was a member of Food Focus. She wrote a food column for The Western Producer and worked with colleagues to develop the Emmie Oddie web site on the internet providing tested recipes as well as other home and family advice.

She maintained her association with home economists by organizing a workshop on Issues Facing Rural Families and later co-chairing the Canadian Home Economics Association conference.

Liz received a life membership (1988) in ASHE in recognition of service to the organization and profession.

She served as chair and later co-chair of the ASHE International Development Committee on a project with the Ghana Home Economics Association to write three home economics reference books. She later participated in a feasibility study and helped design a proposal for a series of teachers' workshops designed to improve the quality of home economics teaching in all regions of Ghana . More than 1000 teachers and resource persons participated. She made seven trips to Ghana over the life of the two projects. The Ghana Home Economics Association presented her with the Jewel Award (1998) for commitment and support.

Liz is active in her local community serving on the Saskatoon YWCA board and is currently an active member of the board of Family Service Saskatoon.

Sponsored for the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame 2002
by Saskatchewan Wheat Pool,
Saskatchewan Farm Writers Association and
Association of Saskatchewan Home Economists

 

The information contained in this website is the property of the Saskatchewan Agriculture Hall of Fame.
When using information from the website please acknowledge the Saskatchewan Agriculture Hall of Fame as the information source.

© 2016 Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame