Evelyn Fudge

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.

Evelyn Fudge

Honoured by: Gail Money

Evelyn Leora Fudge (nee Pownall) Arts ’34, was a diminutive lady with a life-long driving force to read and learn!. In 2010, she died at the age of 98, but was still very aware of her surroundings and the doings of family and friends.

She came from a farming community in Leeds County and was the first from there to complete education past secondary school.

After becoming a librarian, she raised a family with her husband Aubrey Fudge. Later, she achieved her teaching certificate, and for several years, passed on her eagerness for knowledge.

Always proud of her connection with Queen’s, she was thrilled to attend her 75th year of convocation in 2009.

As her daughter, I admired here drive and interest in so many facets of life – Church, Home and School and Women’s Auxiliary at KGH. Obviously, such spirit was the impetus for what ever I achieved.

Gail Money
Arts ’63