In 1993, Canada Post issued a portrait stamp, designed by Heather Cooper.

Adelaide Hunter Hoodless, Canada, was co-founder of the Women's Institutes, the National Council of Women and the Victorian Order of Nurses.

Historypin |  built 1890. 7 Blake Street, home of John and Adelaide Hoodless. Now a retirement home and can be seen from Main Street

Historypin | built 1890. 7 Blake Street, home of John and Adelaide Hoodless. Now a retirement home and can be seen from Main Street

Adelaide Hoodless founded the Women’s Institutes in 1897, after her baby died from drinking impure milk. She was also a key player in establishing the National Council of Women and the Victorian Order of Nurses.

Adelaide Hoodless founded the Women’s Institutes in after her baby died from drinking impure milk. She was also a key player in establishing the National Council of Women and the Victorian Order of Nurses.

It seems to me Adelaide Hoodless understood change. She knew changes needed to be made for the benefit of children’s health. She took initiative to begin the changes, and engaged in progressive change, creating various institutions and educational and training services. Her vision went beyond her own personal loss, seeking to benefit children and mothers she would never even know.

"To educate a boy is to educate a man; to educate a girl is to educate a family." --Adelaide Hunter Hoodless, Canadian Advocate for Women and Children. A beautiful woman with a beautiful mind.

Ontario Historical Plaque for Adelaide Hoodless founder of the Women's Institutes now an  international organiozation

Ontario Historical Plaque for Adelaide Hoodless founder of the Women's Institutes now an international organiozation

Reformer  Educator Adelaide Hunter Hoodless with her children. Unfortunately the death of her infant son due to drinking  tainted milk fostered her crusade for Women's education.

Reformer Educator Adelaide Hunter Hoodless with her children. Unfortunately the death of her infant son due to drinking tainted milk fostered her crusade for Women's education.

And undated pamphlet about the Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead - post 1962

And undated pamphlet about the Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead - post 1962

Wall sculpture or Adelaide Hoodless at University of Guelph. The shadow on the wall gives good portrait.

Wall sculpture or Adelaide Hoodless at University of Guelph.

Historic House Museum  National Historic Site Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead, St George, ON Canada.    http://www.adelaidehoodless.ca

Historic House Museum National Historic Site Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead, St George, ON Canada. http://www.adelaidehoodless.ca

And undated pamphlet about the Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead - post 1962

And undated pamphlet about the Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead - post 1962

And undated pamphlet about the Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead - post 1962

And undated pamphlet about the Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead - post 1962

Adelaide Hunter Hoodless 1858-1910 (Hamilton Gallery of Distinction) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Adelaide Hunter Hoodless (Hamilton Gallery of Distinction)

On October 27, 1937, some 300 people watched Lady Tweedsmuir unveil a cairn dedicated to Adelaide’s memory.  The cairn can be found at the intersection of Blue Lake Road and Highway #24, near St. George, Ontario.  To this day, it is cared for by the Brant District W.I.

On October some 300 people watched Lady Tweedsmuir unveil a cairn dedicated to Adelaide’s memory. The cairn can be found at the intersection of Blue Lake Road and Highway near St. To this day, it is cared for by the Brant District W.

A copy of this portrait hangs in the front hallway of the homestead.  Adelaide Hoodless, 1909  J.W.L. Forster Presented by the Women's Institutes of Ontario, 1912 University of Guelph,  Macdonald Stewart Art Centre

A copy of this portrait hangs in the front hallway of the homestead. Adelaide Hoodless, 1909 J. Forster Presented by the Women's Institutes of Ontario, 1912 University of Guelph, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre

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