Dorothy Winnifred Allen, 1908-1990, was born in Upper Cape, New Brunswick. She served as the food editor for the Toronto Globe and Mail from 1957 until 1974. Her cookbook, Fare Exchange, was awarded a silver medal at the 1964 World Culinary Olympics in Frankfurt, Germany. For many years she lived in Calgary, Alberta where she was active in the Calgary Canadian Citizenship Council, Ladies Auxiliary of the Calgary General Hospital and the 1988 Winter Olympics. She was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee medal in 1977. She and her husband, Charles Ernest Gray, 1909-1999, had two children, Dorothy Helen, ?-2012, and Allen.