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Family remembers former Gleaner advertising manager

Published:Wednesday | February 6, 2013 | 12:00 AM

Imelda Williams-Howell, former advertising manager at The Gleaner Company Limited, passed away on January 30 at age 94.

Williams-Howell, who served as advertising manager at The Gleaner Company's Harbour Street and North Street locations, held the post until her retirement in 1984.

"She was a dedicated worker and all her working years were spent at The Gleaner. She attended the Alpha Academy and, from there, applied for a job at The Gleaner," said her sister, Kathleen Williams.

"At all times, Imelda was ever present, she was not the type of person to take time off unnecessarily.

"She was also a very loving mother and sister, a family-oriented person who was charitable and kind, always willing to stretch her hand out to help others," Williams added.

no love boundaries

Claire Haynes, Imelda's daughter, shared her perspective on her mother's love that had no boundaries.

"She was always there for me, loving, kind, very supportive and strict. One look and you knew that you did something wrong, but her love would always come out on top. I just always loved hearing her voice," Haynes said.

Haynes also commented on her mother's kindness.

"There is so much she has done for so many people. I remember this young man, he needed to go to university and she assisted him the whole way," she said.

"She was an avid reader, I remember she used to tell me that she has attended the university of the world because she read all her life. She was quite the lady and I'm very proud to know that she was proud of me," she added.

Williams-Howell's funeral will be held on Friday at the Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Kingston at 10 a.m.