Dellah, second of eleven children was born into a farming family in Saskatchewan where she developed a love for sunsets, stars and northern lights.
A business opportunity for her Father brought them to Alberta. She is grateful to the Public-School System for her love of learning and reading. Dellah received post-secondary training (nurse and social work) in Ontario and Alberta.
Always concerned about the needs of individuals and especially the underprivileged her political work and support has been in that area. She is a member of Dying with Dignity.
Every Sunday Dellah volunteers to coordinate free Computer Sessions at Scona Senior Center, where University of Alberta students volunteer their time, to help seniors on a ‘one on one' basis to navigate digital technology. Dellah also manages the Scona Art Gallery where 20% of sales are donated to Scona.
As Dellah neared retirement, she developed a love of painting from an instructor who taught the basics of oil painting. Her two paintings of orchids won 1st and 2nd prize at the 2001 Edmonton Orchid Show. Dellah also won an award for stained glass art, demonstrated decorative candle making on TV and at the Provincial Museum. Other hobbies include astronomy, sewing, furniture refinishing, gardening but painting is her favorite.
She paints twice a week with other seniors at Laurier Heights Community Hall.