Wed | Oct 17, 2018

Goodbye to 'an angel'

Published:Sunday | October 12, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Sheila Williams (left), friend, and Janice Clarke, niece, prepare to take the urn containing the remains of Gleaner pensioner Audrey Goffe at a service of thanksgiving for her life at the St Richard's Roman Catholic Church in the Corporate Area yesterday.-Jermaine Barnaby/Photographer

Family members and friends paid their last respects to former credit officer at The Gleaner Company, Audrey Goffe, during a service of thanksgiving at the St Richard's Roman Catholic Church in St Andrew yesterday.

Described as an angel by many of those who paid tribute, Goffe was remembered as a leader who managed with grace and eloquence. "A consummate professional" and "an example for all" were among the other descriptions for a woman who served The Gleaner Company for more than over 30 years.

"I met her in 1963 when I went to The Gleaner and we remained friends after leaving there 14 years ago," Karlene Clarke said, as she added that nothing bad could be said of Goffe, who lived her life "with such love and care".

"She was very generous and I am reminded every day through how people react whenever they hear her name," her niece Janice Clarke told our news team shortly before collecting the urn with her aunt's remains.

Goffe died in the Kingston Public Hospital on September 26. She was 79.