Manor Primary hosts memorial service

2018-04-25 06:01
Sheila Doorasamy.PHOTO: supplied

Sheila Doorasamy.PHOTO: supplied

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STANGER Manor Primary School hosted a tribute in memory of their senior administrative clerk, Sheila Doorasamy who passed away tragically on April 4.

Doorsamy started her career as the administration clerk at Manor Primary when the school first opened its doors on April 13, 1982 and sadly, exactly 36 years later on Friday, April 13 they had to bid farewell to her with a heart-touching musical memorial service.

The staff and school choir joined forces in singing a special song entitled Goodbye, Manor’s Rose to the tune of Elton John’s Candle in the Wind.

Their heart-warming rendition went viral throughout the weekend and social media, including Facebook, which was abuzz with the song.

Paying tribute to the late Doorasamy, acting principal of Manor Primary, Isaac Abraham adopted a musical approach with
Tyreece Davids rendering the song Jealous of the Angels by Jenn Bostic.

The opening lines of the song: “I didn’t know today will be your last, or that I’d have to say goodbye so fast” had guests and teachers in tears.

But the latter words of the song: “It’s not my place to question, Only God knows why” brought solace to the grieving hearts.

KwaDukuza circuit ward manager, M.A.M. Ngubane described Doorasamy as a wonderful and caring woman, who will be sorely missed by all.

Pastor Clement Rajarathnam, chairman of the school governing body said: “Sheila ma’am as we all know her, gave 36 years of her life to the school.

“She was a mother, nurse and an outstanding administrator who kept meticulous financial records.”

Other songs rendered at the memorial service included Lean on Me, Across the Bridge and It is Well with My Soul. Craig Moses John, who has three children at Manor Primary, touched the hearts of many with his rendition of Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton and You Raise Me Up by Josh Groban.

Local principals and clerks (present at the memorial service on Friday), who have served closely with the late Doorasamy heaped praise upon the staff, pupils and members of the governing body, who worked in unity to put together a memorable musical memorial service which will be etched in their hearts for a long time.

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