Jillian Anne Worland Rumble

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.

Jillian Anne Worland Rumble

Honoured by: Robin Bradley

She was travelling the world when I met her in 1972. Straight from Australia, her ambitions were to work for the YWCA around the world. She got to Hamilton, Ont.and here she stayed. I learned many things one of which, that Australians speak their own dialect of English. When she got homesick she’d start to talk about family and I had no idea what she said. Did you know a bikkie is a cookie,that football is footy and sunglasses are sunnies? She did finally come around to speaking English the Canadian way. She worked diligently at the YWCA for 30 years and her focus was always on providing programs and services to women and their families that made a positive difference in their lives.She was always on the go! She wasn’t a whirlwind, she was a gentle gust of wind that came in and things happened. Jilly was a dear friend who died of ALS in 2004. She lived the following:if you see a wrong try to right it, if you see a need, try to meet it and if you see an opportunity to help,do it.

~ Robin Bradley