Posts by Carole

Phyllis Lewis

Posted by on Jul 17, 2015 in Tributes |

By Jan Linscott in Honor Learning about the Ban Righ Foundation’s “Who is She” project brought back fond memories of returning to school in the mid 80’s at the age of 35 to pursue undergrad studies. I immediately felt comfortable at the Centre from the day I first entered the building. The first guidance I received was to begin with career counselling and be certain, already and RPN, that an undergrad degree was what I really wanted. I was working full-time and raising a child on my own, as...

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Dr. Kimberly Elizabeth (Dow) MacDonald

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 in Tributes |

Honoured by: David MacDonald I met my partner while at the age of forty, single and in the midst of many life changes. She brought an entirely new dimension to my world in the form of love, partnership, understanding and a ready-made family. Bruises and warts, she and her boys accepted me, loved me and brought me home. Academics and the pursuit of greater knowledge have been her passion and life’s work. She is a Queen’s medical academic and a highly skilled clinician whose hands save the lives...

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Elizabeth White

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in Tributes |

Honoured by: Gillian Sadinsky Elizabeth White was my best friend’s mother. My friend went travelling in her teens, so I used to drop in at Mrs. White’s often to get updates on my friend – at least that’s why I thought I was knocking at her kitchen door. Looking back, I realize I ceaselessly unloaded to her, telling her things I wouldn’t tell another soul. I don’t think they were very interesting, but at that time in my life, I badly needed someone to listen. And she did. She was...

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Chiu Kiunui

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in Tributes |

Honoured by: Jack Chiang No one has done more to ensure my survival, to guide me and to shape my character than my mother. I was born in China shortly after the Communist takeover. There was no welfare cheque or publicly-funded education. Everyone was poor, and we were poorer than most. Our family left China as refugees. We subsisted first in Macau, then Hong Kong. We depended on handouts from refugee organizations. We had nothing. Then my father died and my mother, in her early 40s, was left...

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Emma Stoddard

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in Tributes |

Honoured by: Kathy Leverette You might say that Emma Stoddard found me when I was lost. This diminutive, deceptively strong-minded elderly woman, who allowed me to rent the back bedroom in her house when I had nowhere to live, was there every night with the porch light on when I came home late from work. She offered tea and cookies when I hadn’t eaten and although I was recently separated, desperately missing my children and was having a tough time figuring out what to do, never once asked a...

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