Saturday, August 7, 2010

Maxine Shipway

We have just heard that our dear friend Maxine Shipway, Director of the Indian Orphanage, has just passed away. This news, whilst sad, did not come as a surprise to us as she has been in a Delhi ICU ward for almost a month now battling severe illness. We would not say this otherwise but Miriam and I both agree that she was without doubt the most selfless, kind and wise individual we have ever met. Suffering terrible ill-health while we were volunteering at the orphanage, she never failed to think of others first and cared for them in a deeper way than we have ever seen before.

Maxine has lived and served most of her life at the orphanage and as was her wish, will be buried there, under a big mango tree where her memory will serve as an example for all those who were fortunate to have known her. Our love and support goes out to her family – her husband Rick, and her children Clifton, Tammy & Beverley along with their families.

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