Jan MacFarlane

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.

Jan MacFarlane

Honoured by: Elspeth Christie

Jan is a woman everyone loves to be around. I don’t think I know anyone who has as many friends as Jan does. I am glad to be counted as one of many! But more important than numbers is the quality of these friendships. Jan makes everyone feel important, listened to and loved. In fact, she has perfected the art of listening. Jan has not had an easy year, with health and family issues occupying her thoughts. But here is what makes her special: in spite of personal setbacks and challenges, she still listens so attentively and cares deeply about her friends’ lives. She lives far away from me now, but our regular hour long conversations sustain our friendship. Thank you Jan, for being a true friend.