SASKATCHEWAN LIBRARY TRUSTEES' ASSOCIATION
Honorary Life Membership
In Recognition of
Mrs. Marion Sherman
Ontario's loss was Saskatchewan's gain when young Marion Porter, armed with a degree in Household Science from the University of Toronto, left her Ontario farm home for the excitement of "the West".
Her first stop was in Saskatoon where she was employed as a dietician in the T. B. Sanatorium, and later became Mrs. P. J. Sherman. The next move was to Regina where their daughter Helen and son Tom were born.
In 1942 their third and last move was to Prince Albert, at that time a small attractive city sadly lacking good streets and sidewalks, health, welfare, recreational and library facilities - to mention a few. And Marion Sherman quickly became involved in improving all of these things.
One of her first concerns, as a reader and as a mother, was to visit the Public Library. Imagine her dismay when she discovered that the entire children's collection had less than 100 books!
At that time Marion Gilroy appeared on the scene with the exciting proposal for regional library service for North Central Saskatchewan. She found an able strong ally in Marion, now Alderman Sherman. From that time on Mrs. Sherman has worked untiringly, and with great enthusiasm for better library service all across the province and, indeed, throughout Canada.
Today, after 25 years as an active member of the Prince Albert City Council, and as chairperson of the North Central Saskatchewan Regional Library Board through many difficult years she sees many of her dreams come true -- the Victoria Union Hospital, the Victoria (Lion's) Nursing Home, Headquarters Building for the Wapiti Regional Library, the John M. Cuelenaere Library, and still in the building stage, Sherman Towers, a highrise apartment building for senior citizens in downtown Prince Albert.
Mrs. Sherman has served the Province well as a member of the Library Development Board and is a charter member and strong supporter of the Saskatchewan Library Trustees' Association.
Last ,but by no means least, she is a well known and greatly Ioved radio and television
personality seen daily by thousands of people in the C K B I viewing area.
In recognition of her distinguished record of public service, especially in the field of Library development, the Saskatchewan Library Trustees' Association confers this Honorary Life Membership on Mrs. Marion Sherman.
Prepared and read by George T. Anderson, President of the S.L.T.A., Melfort, Sask., 1975