SYDNEY, N.S. — Maggie Budden trained to be a cake decorator and ended up becoming Canada’s first female Red Seal ironworker.
With that revelation, it should come as no surprise that the Cape Breton woman also spent time as a telemarketer, bank teller and Avon products representative. She’s also a justice of the peace and mother to two young children.
Budden, whose maiden name was Horne, spent many years working in western Canada at job sites in the northern Alberta oil patch and in Saskatchewan. But then she met a pipefitter who was also from Cape Breton and the two moved back to the East Coast. She now lives near where she grew up on the southside of Boularderie Island. Read more…