Kathryn (Kay) Donevan

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.

Kathryn (Kay) Donevan

Honoured by: Wilda Andriesky

In memory of my dear friend, Kathryn (Kay) Donevan, who died at the end of August 2010.

Kay and I first met when we attended Millbrook Continuation School, which provided instruction to both Elementary and Secondary students.

After our graduation, Kay trained as a nurse and I as an elementary school teacher. Our careers took us in different directions, and we lost touch until I left teaching and came to Queen’s to discover that Kay was married and living in Gananoque. We saw each other infrequently, but remained friends over the years.

I remember Kay as a sweet-natured, kind and loving friend, devoted to her family, and generous in her involvements in her community.

I believe she would feel pleased and honoured by this contribution and tribute in her name.

In closing, I wish the Ban Righ Foundation success and gratification in their extremely commendable endeavours.

Wilda Andriesky, BA ’59, MA ‘61