) graduated from the University of Toronto
with a degree in English in 1970. She went on to edit 8 volumes of Lucy Maud Montgomery
's previously unknown short stories and publish them through McClelland & Stewart
. In 1985, she published a bibliography
of Montgomery's short stories, poems, and articles. Wilmshurst was also an editorial assistant for the projects that compiled the Collected Works of John Stuart Mill
and the Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge
She was a daughter of Mildred Rea and Harry Wilmshurst of Toronto, and granddaughter of Fred and Azilda Rea, of Reas Cigars, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.