TURNER, Trudy




Author Tags: Environment

Born in 1929, Trudy Turner is the daughter of Ralph Edwards [see entry] who was profiled in Crusoe of Lonesome Lake. Her own memoir of her upbringing is Fogswamp: Living With Swans in the Wilderness (Hancock, 1977, 1981). It includes her role as the appointed game warden who took over her father's role feeding the Trumpeter Swans at Lonesome Lake. She herself single-handedly built her own home on a remote farm in the Chilcotin. Her memoir was co-written with Ruth M. (Jones) McVeigh, a resident of Black Creek on Vancouver Island, a veteran journalist from Halifax and Ontario who wrote for the Campbell River Courier & Upper Islander. Other books in the 'Lonesome Lake Trilogy' are Ruffles on my Longjohns by Isabel Edwards and Ralph Edwards of Lonesome Lake as told to Ed Gould.

[BCBW 2004] "Environment"