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Blue, Grace E. (1891–1992)

Grace Blue (maiden name unknown), an educator and prominent volunteer worker, played an important role in the establishment of the provincial Home and School movement that sought to enhance co-operative teacher-parent relationships. Born in Emerson, Manitoba in 1891, she graduated from Winnipeg Normal School, then taught in rural, town, and city schools. She married A.M. (Monty) Blue; they had two sons. After her marriage, she moved to Saskatoon. In 1926 she founded the Home and School movement and served as first president of the Buena Vista Home and School Association. Blue helped to organize the first citywide council in Saskatoon, and also participated in the organization and leadership of the Association provincially and nationally. Blue was the first woman elected to the High School Collegiate Board in Saskatoon. She served on the first advisory committees for the Salvation Army and the School for the Deaf, was president for the Women’s Canadian Club, and became a life member of the Saskatoon Council of Women. During World War II she did extensive voluntary work to support the war effort, and served in leadership positions with wartime women’s committees in Saskatoon. She had an honorary membership in the Saskatchewan Teacher’s Federation, and received the Canadian Red Cross Society Badge of Service and a Centennial Medal. Grace Blue died on August 7, 1992 in Saskatoon.

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Further Reading

Younger, M. (ed.). 1976. Some Outstanding Women: They made Saskatoon a Better Community. Saskatoon: University of Saskatchewan Printing Services.
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