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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

PortraitEmma Ducie

Emma Ducie was born at Morley, Yorkshire, England, and received her formal education there and at Finchley, a suburb of London. Her father was a school teacher and she followed in that tradition, teaching for two years at Finchley before emigrating with her family to Canada in 1907.

Her family moved to a homestead near Lloydminster and settled in a ìnot too rainproofî sod shack. Emma, however, resumed her teaching career and it was while teaching at Coates School, near Dundurn she met and married a farmer and school trustee, Harry Ducie.

Placed in a homestead situation, Mrs. Ducie involved herself in the effort to improve living conditions for Prairie women and reduce the loneliness they faced in isolated rural areas. In 1913, (without the aid of telephone and travelling by horse and buggy) she organized Coates Homemakers Club and assisted in organizing neighboring clubs.

She was elected first president of the Davidson district Homemakers organization and went on to serve from 1926 to 1929 as provincial president of the Association of Homemakers Clubs of Saskatchewan. She also served on the board of the Federated Womenís Institutes of Canada. Meanwhile she continued local activities, one of which was helping district young people with their plays.

Mrs. Ducie devoted much time to spreading information about farming, gardening, international affairs, education and other topics to Homemakers across Saskatchewan. In 1936 she helped plan reading courses and oversaw the shipments of books to rural women. For her efforts in broadening horizons she was awarded a Centennial Medal in 1967.

A strong supporter of advanced education, Mrs. Ducie acted for many years on the advisory council to the University of Saskatchewan College of Agriculture.

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