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Avis Henriques was a giant of a woman

Published:Wednesday | March 4, 2015 | 3:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

The Dispute Resolution Foundation (DRF) salutes one of its founding members and mentors, Mrs Avis Henriques, CD.

Renowned for her innovativeness, vision, poise and grace, the DRF's formative years were shaped, in no small way, by her bringing the organisation under the wings of CVSS/United Way of Jamaica, and teaching the best principles of civil-society values and practices to the fledgling organisation.

Mrs Henriques was unfailingly interested in the work of the DRF, even long after her retirement, as she supported directors, management and staff, and was present to give support to the many annual general meetings, board meetings, graduations, office openings and other milestones, as well as routine events all across Jamaica.

A strong woman of intellect, with a rare understanding of both business and volunteerism, she gave unstintingly of herself and so helped us to be more than we had imagined.

JOHN S. BASSIE

Chairman, DRF