Edrina grew up in Meekatharra, a small country town in the north of Western Australia.
She is the second eldest of four children. Her father was a gold miner, her mother a devoted home-maker. Her home life had its ups and downs, but they were happy and
Her parents moved to the city of Perth when she was sixteen, and at the age of nineteen she went to Geraldton where she met and married Joe in 1965. They weathered a lot of storms, and they have recently celebrated forty-four years of marriage.
They have two beautiful children, Carol Anne and Michael Joseph.