Communications Specialist Sarah Simone Codrington passed away yesterday.
Codrington, who worked at the Barbados Workers Union (BWU) for the past two and a half years, was described by the union’s general secretary, Toni Moore as an “outstanding comrade”.
Moore added that during Codrington’s time at the BWU, she was one of their staunch defenders and champions.
“From her infectious smile to her commitment and selfless support to every effort undertaken by the BWU, Simone distinguished herself as an outstanding comrade. She did not let her illness stop her from giving her all to the upliftment of workers. Until the past few weeks when she was no longer able to do so, the BWU remained the beneficiary of her resilience and dedication. Her example in battling through her illness will forever remain with us as an example of how to manage through the ‘downs’ that life sends our way with strength, courage, and more so grace,” she said.
Moore added: “Albert Einstein said ‘the value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.’ In Simone’s short time with us since March 2020, she gave the BWU a lot of her time, knowledge, expertise, creativity, sincerity, and commitment.”
The general secretary extended condolences to her family, BWU comrades and friends. “Farewell comrade. Rest knowing that your commitment, effort, generosity and support to the task of nationbuilding has not gone unnoticed by us” she added.
Codrington also worked at the National Cultural Foundation as the communications specialist.