In Memoriam

The following deceased members were remembered during Provincial Conferences:


  • Laura Noble, London
  • Ruth Jesshope, Sault Ste. Marie
  • Ruth McMullen, Belleville
  • Valerie Dunn, North Toronto

2021 - BPWO lost no members this year


  • Janet Brousseau, Brampton
  • Eleanor Hannan, Bowmanville
  • Dorothy Krynicki, St. Catharines
  • Sophie Lakis (Koutroulakis), St. Catharines
  • Pamela Moore, Brampton
  • Paula Tarini (Antonioni), Greater Sudbury
  • Jeannette Veenstra, London


  • Mavis Carlton, Bowmanville
  • Paddy Silverthorne, Brampton
  • Kathleen Vernon-Laing, Ottawa


  • Linda Barker, Brampton
  • Pearl McCabe, Brampton
  • Sandra Spencer, North Toronto
  • Jennie Wdowiak, Toronto


  • Kathryn Scandrett, Barrie
  • Barb Wetmore, Barrie
  • Shirley Giles, North Toronto
  • Isobel Crumb, St. Catharines
  • Sharon Graham, Sault Ste. Marie


  • Linda Armburst, Welland
  • Olga Gil, Brampton
  • Elisabeth Roos Clare, Cambridge


  • Dorothy Brown, Belleville
  • Henrietta Green, Toronto


  • Anne Felesko, Brampton
  • Marcia Ruth Barhydt, Brampton


  • Karen Rudachyk, Barrie
  • Sandra Snelling, Bracebridge
  • Rachel Proulx, Greater Sudbury


  • Doris Elsie (Wyatt) Gyatt, Ph.D, Toronto


  • Kay Simpson, Brampton


  • Winnifred Craise, St. Catharines
  • Lois Williston, St. Catharines
  • Irma Williston, St. Catharines
  • Kate Smith, Toronto
  • Jessie Evans, Trenton and District


  • Lillian “Greta” Capps, Brampton
  • Jean Campbell, St. Catharines
  • Martha Aylott, Toronto East
  • Nancy Bass, North Toronto and Bracebridge
Lena Madesin Phillips

"Let us build together and see what we can make."

Lena Madesin Phillips, founder and first President of BPW International, 1930

"In Honour of" Donations


Women's W.O.R.K. (Women Offering Resources and Knowledge) is a Memorial Fund affiliated with BPW Canada and helps clubs host educational events for members and community through its funding. Women's W.O.R.K. is a Charitable Organization registered with Canada Revenue Agency. 

Donations can be made in memory of loved ones or in honour of a friend, family member, co-worker, an organization through Women's W.O.R.K. and charitable donation receipts will be issued. Donation cheques can be mailed to the Women's W.O.R.K. Treasurer, #109 16080 82 Ave. Surrey, B.C. V4N 0N6, or to pay via credit card or PayPal, submitted through resulting in an immediate tax receipt and also the option of sending a virtual card.

Questions: Contact BPW Canada's Membership Chair