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Palmer, John Stanley - 1976
Partridge, Edward Alexander - 1972
Patterson, Cecil Frederick - 1973
Pattillo, Margaret H. - 1990
Pavlychenko, Thomas Karp - 1976
Pedersen, Gunnar Heg - 2007
Phelps, Joseph Lee - 1982
Phillips, Robert Howard Daniel - 2009
Poirier, Elaine Lucie - 2006
Porter, Albert John - 1987
Possberg, Florian - 2016

Potter, Evelyn Joan - 2011
Pugh, Roy McLean - 1981

PortraitMargaret H. Pattillo

Margaret Pattillo, advisor and counsellor to farm women across rural Saskatchewan, was born in Truro, Nova Scotia, June 27, 1916.

Following a two-year course in home economics at Nova Scotia Normal School, she went on to her BSc in home economics at Acadia University in 1936. She obtained her masterís degree in home economics at Michigan State University in 1955.

After five years as instructor at the Truro School of Household Arts, Margaret enlisted in the air force in 1943. She was introduced to the West as messing officer in training stations at Vulcan, Alberta, Regina and Saskatoon, and Gimli and Souris in Manitoba.

Following the war in 1946 she was appointed as home economics extension worker at the University of Saskatchewan. In 1953 she became director of womenís service for the university and executive secretary of Saskatchewan Homemakers Clubs, later Womenís Institutes. Margaret also served as supervisor of the Dominion-Provincial Youth Training Program for young women.

She became quite familiar with the roads of Saskatchewan bringing expert advice to homemakersí clubs, workshops, seminars and other educational gatherings of farm people. Her specialties were consumer education in better buymanship, leadership education, improvement in the status of women and administration of adult education programs.

For her contributions to rural Saskatchewan she was awarded an honorary life membership in the Canadian Society of Extension in 1979 and, in 1961, in the Saskatchewan Association of Home Economics, of which she was founding president.

Margaret was named head of administration for the extension department in 1970 and in 1976 became head of the program unit on liberal studies. She retired in 1961 after 35 years of dedicated service.

In retirement she continued an active volunteer. She served until early 1990 as treasurer of the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame Board.

"Nominated for the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame 1990
by the College of Home Economics and the Extension Division,
University of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Women’s Institutes."

 

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