TRIBUTE IN MEMORY OF OUR TEACHER AND MENTOR : MRS DELPHINE CARROL

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

It is an inevitable end but rather difficult to come to term with, especially for someone so dear to us. Sunday, 20th of November 2016 was a day we wished had never been. Sadnews?  And yet, a worthy truism about such a natural phenomenon.  Our teacher and friend, Delphine E. S. Carrol (nee Macaulay) is dead!

SERVANT OF GOD, WELL DONE

FROM ALL YOUR LABOURS REST TRIUMPH

ENTER THY MASTER’S JOY

THE CALL CAME IN THE EARLY HOURS

SHE RAISED HERSELF TO HEAR

THE ARROWS OF DEATH ENTERS

SHE FELL BUT DID NOT FEAR

We are tempted to sit down here to ask God, why? But the Lord gave and the Lord has taken, blessed be the name of the Lord.

We love you Delphine, but the Lord, your Creator, “Father”, “Aba” loves you far more.  You loved life and you lived it to its fullest.

Delphine, you took us unaware, we were not mentally prepared for your demise.  That is probably why we have difficulty accepting the truth that you are no more!

We are consoled by the wise sayings “it matters not how a man die but how he lived.  Eternity does not terminate at the time of death.  Death is just another rung of the ladder of eternity”.  It is only a gateway to eternity in heaven for teacher Delphine.  Hers is the “resurrection” and not the resurrection of damnation.  Be assured that she is fine where she is, in the bossom of the Lord.

Who in reality is this Delphine?  She was an embodiment of altruism, love, generosity and humility.  She was highly exalted, yet she impacted so much on us your students, especially the 6th formers of your biology class, 1968/69/70.  We are sure she would have lost count of how many people she helped, encouraged and brought smiles and happy moments to, especially the “care and love your extended, even to monitor the development and well being for her past students”.

In our long encounter with Delphine, she was found to be bluntly honest, she was highly principled, a very intelligent scientist, trustworthy and benevolent.  These attributes knew no bound as it extended to the immediate families, friends and beyond.

We had fun, both in the classroom and well after our formative years – we cannot easily forget, some of the various nick names such as ,” hydra, salamander, chromosomes.”

Teacher, our friend, we know that you are resting peacefully in the bosom of the Lord!

To those you left behind, your children, grand children and other relatives, we pray the good Lord to grant them all the heart to bear this great loss with great fortitude.

Delphine, Adieu!  Adieu!!  Adieu!!!

Dr. David Daroll Tommy  Mrs.EnaCorah

Mr SulaymanMboobDr.AbdoulieTourayDr.TijanSenghoreDr. Ruben Mboge

Dr.KaramoSanyang Dr Samateh