A lovely lady indeed

LETTER

Re: A tireless helper, September 29 article.

Many people were so pleased to read this story about Barbara Fisher’s life.

As one who knew some of her family where she originated from on the Kapiti Coast, it has been wonderful to find Barbara here in Gisborne. What she has done is a wonderful story — always giving and helping, which in today’s world is lacking.

Some things Barbara did were not covered in the story, probably because she is modest.

We met Barbara at Senior Citizens, where she gave advice on issues in Gisborne and often rang me about my letters and efforts to improve our town. I took her wisdom on board.

Barbara gathered spare boxes of fruit from Te Karaka for all of us, delivered at Senior Citizens as well as retirement homes — regular as clockwork.

As we get older, some of us cannot keep up with the costs of living such as high rents and insurance, as we don’t work any more. Barbara helped those people in little ways to make life better and happier. She ran the concerts with the Senior Citizens club, told jokes and always attended.

It will be a very sad day when Barbara moves to Cambridge, but family comes first and maybe as we get older, it may be time for the younger family to take care of us and cherish and celebrate everything the elderly have done for them growing up.

Thank you dear Barbara, from all those who admire you and were helped by you, in your wonderful life of giving.

Alain Jorion

Re: A tireless helper, September 29 article.

Many people were so pleased to read this story about Barbara Fisher’s life.

As one who knew some of her family where she originated from on the Kapiti Coast, it has been wonderful to find Barbara here in Gisborne. What she has done is a wonderful story — always giving and helping, which in today’s world is lacking.

Some things Barbara did were not covered in the story, probably because she is modest.

We met Barbara at Senior Citizens, where she gave advice on issues in Gisborne and often rang me about my letters and efforts to improve our town. I took her wisdom on board.

Barbara gathered spare boxes of fruit from Te Karaka for all of us, delivered at Senior Citizens as well as retirement homes — regular as clockwork.

As we get older, some of us cannot keep up with the costs of living such as high rents and insurance, as we don’t work any more. Barbara helped those people in little ways to make life better and happier. She ran the concerts with the Senior Citizens club, told jokes and always attended.

It will be a very sad day when Barbara moves to Cambridge, but family comes first and maybe as we get older, it may be time for the younger family to take care of us and cherish and celebrate everything the elderly have done for them growing up.

Thank you dear Barbara, from all those who admire you and were helped by you, in your wonderful life of giving.

Alain Jorion

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