Lucille McDonald

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.

Lucille McDonald

Honoured by: J.C. Kenny

Lucille McDonald, my mother, was so sick as a child she nearly died; as a teen, she helped parent her siblings. She married young and later adopted two black children. For me she has been a source of love, strength, wisdom and courage. My mother, a white French Canadian raised me to be confident and comfortable in my own skin. From the moment she adopted my brother and me as babies, she told us we were beautiful, that we could do anything we chose to do in life. I am grateful for the lessons she’s shared and for the way she continues to care for me and for my children, the next generation. I am one of the lucky ones blessed with a mother who has always placed herself firmly in my corner.

~ J.C. Kenny