Lila Mae Watson

Posted by on Jan 13, 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.

Lila Mae Watson

She is the first person I call to share my good news, or bad.
She listens, gives great advice and, at the same time, challenges me to find the right path.

As the center of our family, she is the one we all turn to for direction,
Who also gives us undying love and some really great laughs.

She is kind and considerate, caring to a fault
And, at the same time, strong, sensible, and responsible with a positive attitude.

Intelligent and driven, with great common sense;
She is a proven professional who continues to earn the respect of many.

She instilled in me all of these important values.

As a teenager and young adult, she allowed me to spread my wings and learn the hard way, knowing I had these core morals to
make the right choices.

She is my rock, my listening ear, my shoulder to cry on, my supportive hug
And my biggest fan.

She is the epitome of her extraordinary father (a great man who left us way too soon),
And would have continued to make him very proud, as we all are.

She is the one who gave me life.
She is my mother, and one of my best friends.