Katherine Connell Crothers

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.

Katherine Connell Crothers

Honoured by: Katherine Leverette

My mother, Katherine Connell Crothers is my inspiration. Whenever I think I cannot do something, her voice comes into my head to tell me I can. I remember one snowy day when my two boys were both still in diapers, living in a new city with no car and as yet no friends – I sat on the kitchen floor in tears. My mother always knows when to call and that was the perfect moment. She promised everything would be fine and that I should look beyond the laundry, dirty dishes, snowsuits, boots and messy house. I should take the boys out to make a big snow fort, crawl inside with them and have a winter picnic. So we did. Along with my father, my mum wrote the History of KGH School of Nursing and two editions of the story of her father, Dr. Hendry Cameron Connell, whose cancer research at Queen’s University came before its time. She leaves a positive mark on everything and everyone she meets. Her strength gives me courage and her phone calls continue to come at the perfect moment