Joanne Papps

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.

Joanne Papps

Honoured by: Miriam Papps

Healthy meals (often…a little too healthy), waiting for my late-night calls from halfway across the world, her vitamin suggestion list, allowing me to laugh at (…with?) her, asking how she can pray for me, her ‘active listening’ questions: these and others are ways my mom has shown her love and dedication to me. We have built a relationship year by year with the foundations being Jesus, honesty, the ability to laugh at ourselves and to dialogue, despite our different opinions. Her love for all 3 of her kids, revealed through her patience, constant prayer and words of affirmation, leave an indelible mark on my life. I love you, mama potato!