Julia Mckenzie

I have tried to write a message so many times but there were so many memories to chose from that I just couldn’t decide which one to share with you! I started working at the College a few months before her and we soon become firm friends, despite working in different areas of the college. As many have already mentioned the passion she had for her job and every single student was an inspiration. Whenever I did something wrong, she had no problem telling me about it! She had a strong sense of justice and fairness; friendships weren’t going to get in the way of that. Equally, she was always the best shoulder to cry on when the world was getting tough. Compassionate, caring, thoughtful and endlesly cheerful – I’m really gonna miss that laugh! I have been incredibly blessed to have her in my life for the last 15 years. During lockdown we were talking about arranging a playdate so that Jaylah and Amish could play with my Faith and Gideon while we had a good chin-wag on the park bench. Being a mother and grandmother was undoubtedly her greatest love in life. We are so sorry for your loss. 

When I had a little wobble last year – working from home, home schooling and all those things…she sent me a motivational message which sums-up exactly how I feel about her: “In the end it did not matter, for the lady had seen the POWER of the beauty INSIDE her. And from then on, everywhere she went, LOVELINESS happened.” She said “never forget we are strong, powerful, beautiful women. God made you a woman for a reason…to change people’s lives..believe in yourself.” I hope she knew how much I loved her. 

Sending you our love, prayers and deepest condolances. 

Lorraine, Dennis, Olivia, Faith and Gideon x

Lorraine Bondzie=Mensah

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