15th November 2021
Deepest heartfelt condolences to Mrs Irene Birt, one of our longest standing members and supporters, who's husband, Gerald, passed away suddenly on a short visit to their daughter in England. Irene and Gerald have been living in France for many years.
Gerald's funeral takes place, by Livestream, on Wednesday 17th November at 13:00 UK time. Anyone who knows the family and wishes to attend, kindly email Jo Vallis, FoCH Chair, for details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Irene served as a Nursing Sister and and Midwife at Chitambo Hospital, Zambia, in the early 1960s. She was just 22years old at the time and the whole experience was very formative. One of her abiding memories was, as a young city girl, being put in charge of the hospital's herd of cows!
Please see this 2013 Newsletter which contains Irene's account of her time at Chitambo, in the Meet the Members section at the end:
Love and blessings to Irene and family as they adjust to their loss. We are with you in spirit.