Pearl Barrington was born about 1909 in Battle Creek, Saskatchewan, near Maple Creek. She was raised on her grandfather’s large cattle and horse ranch with her aunts and three brothers. Her responsibility was “riding the fences”, making sure everything was tight to hold the cattle. At 14-years-old she went to hairdresser school in Calgary, working in the trade for fourteen years. She was married in 1938 in Senate, Saskatchewan. The couple moved to Admiral, Saskatchewan, however her husband enlisted in WWII shortly after their marriage and was killed overseas. She moved back with her grandfather for a short time before moving to Vancouver in 1944. She became a “conductorette” on B.C. Electric streetcars, eventually becoming a driver and a job steward for the women. She worked for the company (also as B.C. Hydro) for 28 years. Pearl remarried in the early 1970’s.