Liz, as everyone affectionately called her, was born February 4th, 1940 in Toronto. Shortly afterwards, her parents moved to Ottawa. When her musical talent became apparent, Liz began piano lessons where she met her future husband, Wilmot.
After attending Ottawa Teachers College, Liz began her teaching career at Elmdale Public School in Ottawa. In 1962 Liz and Wil married and ultimately welcomed 4 children into their family.
While raising her family Liz continued her teaching career as well as actively volunteering for many organizations. She was President of Ottawa City Union of The King’s Daughters and Sons and Vice President and President of the Ontario Branch, Chair of the Dinner Wagon Program and also held leadership roles in many other important initiatives within the Organization. Twice Liz was also President of the Beta Sigma Phi. Liz’s church was very important to her and she sang in the choir and would fill in as organist when required.
Liz passed away on September 3rd, 2008, and this bursary was established in her honour.
Awarded annually to deserving students entering or proceeding from one year to another in either the Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Arts in Music. Recipients will demonstrate financial need, must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrants or protected persons) and must meet OSAP’s Ontario residency requirements. Preference will be given to students pursuing a specialty in piano, organ or voice performance. Endowed in 2009 by the International Order of The King’s Daughters and Sons, Ottawa City Union in memory of Elizabeth Wilson. Liz’s smile, thoughtfulness, and her “let’s get it done” attitude are missed by her family and many friends.