Laurie Low

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.

Laurie Low

Honoured by: Sandra Murray

During most of my career at Queen’s, I have been a single mother. It’s been difficult to balance work and my personal life, and I could not have done this without my sister, Laurie Low. She has been a second mother to my son and looked after him for years without pay when I was at work, even if he was sick or needed to go to a routine appointment. It was not unusual to come home and find my apartment clean. When my youngest son was born in 2001 with a severe heart defect, Laurie was often by my side at KGH or the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She would always find ways to make me laugh. When she was not with me, she increased her role as second mother to my other son. When James died, my sister was there to hold my hand, pray for me and give me hugs. My younger sister is not an educated woman, but she has Ph.D. in the pedagogy of the heart. She has helped me stand, when I thought I could no longer go on. My sister is an amazing woman. My sister is my hero.

~Sandra Murray