Born into an established Montreal family, Maysie MacSporran (1903-2000) was educated at McGill University. In 1930, assisted by a scholarship from the Women's Canadian Club of Montreal, she received an MA in History for her ground-breaking study of James McGill.
For many years she taught at a local private school, Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp's, eventually becoming Head Mistress.
A long-time member of the James McGill Society, attending functions and asking pertinent questions well into her nineties, Miss MacSporran was awarded and Honourary Life membership in 1993.
In addition to establishing such things as a series of fellowships in the Faculty of Medicine, her gifts to the University permitted the Society to institute, in 2001, the Maysie MacSporran Annual Lecture, thereby ensuring that her memory will continue into perpetuity.
Maysie MacSporran was a well-known and respected figure, with a wide circle of friends, who will long be cherished for her forthright and friendly manner, and generosity of spirit.