Elizabeth “Lizzie” Digweed came to Niagara-on-the-Lake as a British Home child, and was indentured as a domestic on a local farm.
Lizzie decided to put roots down in Queenston, where she dedicated herself to her family and to her community. She was involved with the Queenston Women’s Institute, the Queenston United Church Women and volunteered at the Laura Secord Memorial School. During the Second World War, her service and kindness towards the military men training at Camp Niagara earned her a well-known British Honour.
To learn more about Lizzie and the other amazing women from Niagara-
on-the-Lake’s history, consider picking up a copy of the Niagara Historical Society’s book, Making Her Mark: The Women of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Copies can be purchased at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum or on their online giftshop (https://notlmuseumshop.square.site/s/shop).