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Sanderson, Leot H. - 1983
Sawyer, Colleen Janet - 2003
Sefton, David Bruce - 2014
Seidle, Edward - 2010
Simpson, Edith Child Rowles - 1981
Simpson, Graham Miller - 2012
Slinkard, Alfred Eugene - 2000
Small, William James - 1989
Smith, David Lawrence Thomson - 1994
Sommerfeld, Victor Herbert - 1996
South, Gordon Archibald - 1982
Sparrow, Herbert O. - 2000
Spence, George - 1974
Spinks, John William Tranter - 1982
Stephenson, Gordon - 2011
Stevenson, William Garfield - 2003
Strudwick, Geoffrey M. - 1998
Summach, Emerson Hilton - 1990
Sutter, Christian Tyndall - 1988
Symes, Oliver - 1987

PortraitEdith Child Rowles Simpson

Edith Child Rowles, a leader in the fields of home economic and rural education, was born in Manchester, England, April 9, 1905. Her father, Thomas Rowles, a butcher by trade, brought his family to Canada in 1910, settling in Crandall, Manitoba and five years later homesteading near Empress, Alberta.

Edith Rowles took her public and high school education at Empress and her teaching training at Saskatoon. She taught in a number of rural schools in Saskatchewan and studied household science at the University, winning the Rutter prize as the most distinguished graduate of 1932. In later years she added a master of science degree from the University of Wisconsin and a doctor of education from Columbia University.

She joined the University of Saskatchewan staff in 1932 and became girlsí work supervisor in 1936, organizing the first Homecraft Clubs. From 194-44 she was assistant professor in the College of Agriculture; from 1944-50 she was university dean of women; from 1950-54 she was assistant professor, College of Home Economics and from 1965 to retirement in 1972 she was professor and dean of home economics.

She married historian Prof. G. W. Simpson in 1964 and in the same year published the book "Home Economics in Canada".

Dean Emeritus Edith Rowles Simpson provided guidance and help to Homemakersí Clubs and 4-H Clubs and continued her service to Saskatchewan homes throughout her many years as a faculty member of the University of Saskatchewan. She did research on the preservation and use of cultivated and native fruits of Saskatchewan and the freezing of vegetables most suitable for prairie gardens.

She received honor awards from the Canadian Home Economics Association, the Canadian Dietetic Association, the 4-H Council and the College of Home Economics and was named a fellow of the Saskatchewan Home Economics Association.

"Nominated for the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame
by the College of Home Economics and the Saskatchewan
4-H Council, 1981"

 

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