Mary Whittam

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.

Mary Whittam

Honoured by: Patricia Bromley

I would like to honour Mary Whittam. I met Mary over thirty-five years ago when I first started working in adapted aquatics. Mary shared her knowledge, and guided me through my first years of working with people who have disabilities, in an aquatic setting. She encouraged and supported me for over thirty years. She has an amazing gift of empathy and an infectious smile and laugh, which she generously shares with everyone. She has encouraged and inspired hundreds of children and adults, who live with disabilities, to achieve more than they ever dreamed was possible. She has done the same for me. Mary has been my mentor and friend and a very special person to many, many people.

~Patricia Bromley