Tributes

31
Oct
2011

A Tribute to Mary Margaret Kell (1902-1990)

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pink angelBy Patti Macaulay

My Mom was an amazing woman. She left her home and family in Antigonish, Nova Scotia when she was only 18, and went to Montreal, Quebec to be a nurse.

In those days, it was unusual for a young woman, especially one who had been brought up on a farm, to go so far away at such a young age. But my Mom was a courageous woman, she wasn't easily frightened or intimidated.

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27
Sep
2011

A Tribute to Patti (my Mom) on her birthday

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mom pink_dockBy Susan Macaulay

Happy 83rd Birthday Mom!

I wish I were there with you on your birthday, instead of on the other side of the world in Dubai.

But it’s good that we had lots of time to celebrate this summer. It was wonderful to golf, dance (!) and just be together – we had fun as usual. Mostly dressed in PINK!

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22
Aug
2011

A Tribute To Susan Macaulay

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Posted by Adina Luca

I met Susan in Italy some years ago. She was loud, pink and ageless. And Amazing Women Rock was just a project.

I said to myself: I hope to be like Susan when I grow up. I have followed Amazing Women Rock over the last several years - this post is in honour of the third anniversary of the AWR website.

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23
May
2011

A Tribute To Doris Harris On Her 8Oth Birthday

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Doris_HarrisSusan notes: I had the great pleasure of working with Doris Harris in the late 1980s at Baker Lovck in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. As she is now, Doris was always full of life and fun and well-respected and loved by all those who knew her.

While at Baker Lovick, she somehow managed to keep all of us organized before the days of the Internet, e-mail, scanning, and digital everything.


I join Doris's friends and family everywhere in wishing her a happy 80th birthday on May 25, 2011, and I'm pleased to publish this poem written by Sharon Robinson specifically for the occasion.

Doris…
How would one describe Doris?

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17
Jan
2011

A tribute to Elham Al Qasimi, An Inspiration To All Arab Girls

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Posted by Daniya Almarzouqi
January 13, 2011


elham-al-qasimi.jpgElham Al Qasimi the Emirati women that skied her way to the North Pole. She’s an inspiration to me, and all Arab girls to follow their dreams and make it happen.

No matter what the society that we are in thinks of women, if we have a dream that we think is good for us we should chase it, and make the impossible possible to turn our dream into reality.

Last year Elham Al Qasimi came to our school, she explained to us how her journey to the North Pole was, and how hard it was first for her to convince her parents into doing this.

When he parents finally allowed her, she had to go to train herself to ski in Ski Dubai and I think to the United States as well.

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14
Jan
2011

A Tribute to Darlis Johnson

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Posted by Aisha
January 13, 2011


darlis-johnson.jpgI see in her eyes the passion to help people. Her name is Darlis Johnson, Our co-founder of Khadarlis for Sierra Leone.

We meet in 2007 and right away I knew she had a heart of Gold. I was busy telling her stories about My grandmother's village Jimmi, in the Bo Districk of Sierra Leone. She said to me stop for a minute, are you talking about the Sierra Leone that is in the Movie Blood Diamond? Is it true that they killed all those chilldren, made some child soldier, amputated kids, adults and elderly so they could not vote, all over diamonds?

Her questions where endless....

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21
Aug
2010

Kay Owen (Wife/Mom/Believer/Caregiver)

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Posted by Vonnie Maddox
August 21, 2010


kay_owen.jpgToday is Momma's (Kay Owen's) birthday.  The first one since her death on July 3rd, 2010. She would have been 67 today.

It's a bittersweet time for the family. Sad, because we miss her, but sweet because of the wonderful memories we are so blessed to have.

Momma and Daddy were married 47 years, had a fairytale marriage, and were the happiest most genuinely devoted couple I have ever seen. They had two children, four grandchildren, and one greatgrandchild. As with most wives, mothers, and grandmothers, we were all immensely loved and adored by our Momma. The feelings were likewise.

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19
Jun
2010

Honouring Neda Agha Soltan On The Anniversary Of Her Death June 20, 2009

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neda_hijab.jpgSusan notes: One year ago today Neda Agha Soltan died in a street in Tehran. The following day, I and the rest of the world watched in horror as her dying moments were replayed for the world to see .

I blogged about how I felt at the time, and I became a supporter of the Green Movement for change in Iran. Today, on the anniversary of Neda’s death, she will be mourned by hundreds of thousands, including myself.

I post this hour-long HBO documentary here to honour her, as well as to honour freedom and justice for all in Iran and everywhere.




Related links:
Guardian Article
More About Neda & Iran On AWR
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24
May
2010

Architect Eman Al Mansoori Was A Natural-Born Leader

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eman-al-mansoori.jpgPosted by Salem Al Mansoori
May 24, 2010


Her younger brother was my best friend as a kid. I used to stay in their home for days on end. In the summer, we used to fake going early to bed, her brothers and I, and we'd sneak into the living room to play videogames late at night.

She, being 10 years or so older than us, would catch us and shoo us back into the boys' room. But we all knew she'd do it only once, out of responsibility, and that she'd go back to her room and that we're free to sneak out again.

Her name was Eman (which means "faith"), and she was the second eldest girl (and 3rd overall) in a large family of nine siblings. She was the funniest girl I've met and a natural-born leader.

In UAE University, she was electively the head of the 5 or so girls from the family, who stayed in the same dormitory, including my sister. She protected the girls from bullies and unfair professors.

She was also not bothered by silly conventions.

She was a natural nonconformist and couldn't help it. She chose to study Architecture when girls were told to be teachers or housewives. (We were told that she used to stay up all night to study, and that she once couldn't keep her eyes open, literally, during a lecture.)

After graduation, one by one, girls from the family got married including all four of her sisters. Her youngest sister has recently got engaged to my brother. Their planned wedding date was next month.

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09
May
2010

A Tribute to Zahida Ijaz

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Posted by Azfar Shayan
May 9, 2010
 
The world’s undeniably best “Special Mom“
 
azfars_mom_2.jpgBeing a mother is the world’s most difficult job they say
But inspite of your handicap, you took care of us everyday
 
You  bore andgave birth to three children with great pains
You gave up your own,for their personal gains
 
You cradled  and cuddled each one with love
 Nurtured and cultured them with only help from ABOVE
 
Your lap was our first and last institution
Your life is indeed a true inspiration...

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01
Mar
2010

A Tribute to Auntie Flo

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Posted by Tricia Evans
February 28, 2010


My wonderful role model ‘Auntie Flo’ died last week at the grand old age of 99 years & 7 months...she would have been 100 on 1 July. 
 
It shouldn’t be a shock when someone dies at 99, but it somehow was, as Flo always seemed so totally invincible!!  It’s not bad though, as she’s had a fantastic life, & had been fit & well, & leaping on planes to Jersey & Scotland to see her family until well past her 99th birthday.

She’d only been ill for 2-3 months, & even then it totally infuriated her that her body was letting her down!  She was comfortably "well off" & wore fab designer clothes her whole life, & she certainly had ‘tales to tell’, so this week’s funeral will be a real celebration of a very long, interesting & happy life.  She was in a home for a few weeks before she died, & died in her sleep in hospital.  Way to go I guess....hope I do the same!
 
flo.jpgThis photo of her was taken in Madinat Jumerah 2 years ago when she was 97.  We told the salesman how old she was just after she’d just bought 2 rather fab designer floaty evening tops from him (telling him she’d get loads of wear out of them, & she did!)...& he was so amazed, that he insisted on having his photo taken with her!!

That was on the ‘3 Graces’ tour when my mum aged 84, with her younger sister Maureen aged 83, & big sister Flo at 97 all went ‘on tour’ for a month to Dubai, Singapore & Bangkok to visit the ‘kids’ abroad!! Good eh?
 
So please drink a toast to Flo...she was great!
 
PS. When you see the female role models I’ve had in my life, it sort of explains me a bit doesn’t it...& I’ve got them on BOTH sides of the family!!

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28
Aug
2009

A Tribute to Muriel Duckworth, Canadian Feminist And Peace Activist

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Posted by Magnus Isacsson
August 23, 2009

Susan notes: Magnus Isacsson is a Montreal-based documentary filmmaker. He specializes in following social, political and environmental conflicts over long periods of time. He also lectures and leads workshops on documentary filmmaking. I learned of Isacson from a long-time family friend Joan Hadrill who has been a Raging Granny peace activist for many years. (Go Grannies Go!)

Coincidentally, Muriel Duckworth had a cottage on Lake Memphremagog where my family has lived for 40 years. Duckworth was an aquaintance of my Mom Patti, who is also an activist, primarily with respect to environmental issues.

muriel_duckworth.jpgMuriel Duckworth, pioneering Canadian feminist and peace activist, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2009, at the venerable age of 100, she was a Canadian pacifist, feminist and social and community activist. She was also a practising Quaker, a religious faith deeply committed to non-violence.

Duckworth was a founding member of the Nova Scotia Voice of Women, a provincial branch of the Voice of Women (VOW).

She served as the National President of VOW, now called the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, from 1967 to 1971.

She also helped establish the Canadian Council for International Cooperation, a coalition of about 100 Canadian organizations working for the elimination of poverty in Canada and around the world...

 

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10
Jul
2009

A Tribute to Roberta Munroe

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Posted by Sue Munroe
July 10, 2009

roberta_munroe_cropped.jpgHi everyone, I have never written a tribute before, but I thought I would start with writing about my mother. (She's the one smiling on the left in this family photo.)

My mother died from cancer at age 54 in 1999. This event changed my life and my family's life. I have always been amazed  how she never lost her spirit to live even at the darkest moments of her illness.

My mother was a nurse in a very small hospital in a very small town in a very small province of Canada. She knew almost all of the staff who worked there and treated everyone with love and respect.

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