A Tribute to Heather Borde

 

An unassuming and affable colleague, Heather Borde joined the sisterhood of the National Secretaries Association of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago at the beginning of this decade. Before long, she made an indelible mark as a member of the Tunapuna chapter. Hers was a disposition of flawless decorum and poise.

Heather gave her unstinting support to the Association having served on the Education, Ways and Means and SOTY committees. Her talents were never left untapped and, in 1994, she was elected President of the Tunapuna Chapter. Heather also carried out with gusto her duties as Chairman of the Membership Committee during this current 1996/97 Term until she was hospitalized in December last. Not an event would pass without Heather's appearance, or in very recent times, like a true professional, sent an apology for her inability to attend. At Seminars, Membership Meetings, Tea Parties, Sports Days, SOTY Nights - Heather was there.

This commitment to duty is rare for one who was ailing silently. A quiet battle it was, but Heather fought it as only Heather could. Her display of dignity and poise under all circumstances was evidenced by the fact that many of our members did not detect that such a battle was engaging her energies. It is comforting to know that the war is over and that she left us peacefully.

The National Secretaries Association is proud to have been graced with the presence of one who we have come to respect and cherish. Today, we celebrate the life of our member - Heather Borde - a true sister who will be missed and rembered fondly.

May I, on behalf of the nSa, convey sincerest condolences to the family and relatives of Heather Borde. May we all find solace in the understanding that life on earth is but on loan; a stepping stone to greater and eternal life with the Creator. May our cherished Heather rest in peace.

The National Secretaries Association of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (nSa)