Born in Thetford Mines, ON on 24 February 1959 she attended Thetford Mines elementary, high school and college. She joined the RCN in April 1979 where she became an OCEAN OP. However after completing her PERI TQ5 and 6A coursed in January 1984 she remustered to the PERI 851 trade. Not married anymore and has two children. She served in St. Jean, Shelburne NS, Halifax (2), Cold Lake, Shearwater, North Bay and Winnipeg. Her favorite sports were broomball, volleyball, fastball and swimming, but now she has fallen in love with cycling. In April 1997 she retired to work in the PSP.