Elizabeth White

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in Tributes |


A Community Project to honour women who have enriched our lives

The Ban Righ Centre supports mature women who are starting or returning to education at Queen’s University. In taking this significant step, these women found role models, advocates and inspiration in other women. Then, as they engage in their studies and in their activities beyond Queen’s with friends, family, peers and colleagues, these students effect continual and positive change, extending the reach of their mentors and the Ban Righ Centre. Through “Who Is She?” we honour women who make a difference.

Elizabeth White

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 wonderfully hospitable; she never put me off (despite the demands of her busy family). She offered wise advice and I will forever hold her in my heart with gratitude and love.

~ Gillian Sadinsky