Elizabeth Mcquern Obituary, Death – Elizabeth McQuern possessed an extraordinary generosity of spirit, an extraordinary aptitude for her trade, and a one-of-a-kind personality, and she had an electrifying love for her work. In service to our art. This week, Chicago comedy lost a foundational support beam, but what she established in our community is so sturdy that it will continue to stand as a legacy even after she has passed away.
Even before we met, she was encouraging, and the way that she made you feel in front of her camera was very unique. I can see a degree of comfort, confidence, and excitement in the headshots she took of me and so many of my friends, which is something that does not always show through in images, or exist organically. She took our pictures. She was able to bring out the very best in all of us.
She taught me a lot about how to produce a show, which was quite helpful. And I believe that all of us were able to improve our work because of the example that she set for us. I plan to pay tribute to her memory by continuing to put in more effort than the majority of people are willing to, and by ensuring that the people in my community are aware that I appreciate what they are doing just as much as I do what I’m doing. Even on someone like me who didn’t know her all that well, she had a huge effect, and my thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends today.