BEIJING – As my working visit to Beijing, China continues, it is with a deep sense of loss that I received the news of the passing of Joyce Daniel-Romney, a lifelong friend and supporter.
Joyce was a humble, down-to-earth woman with a pleasant personality and an all-conquering contagious smile. She was an unwavering supporter of the SPM, the SPA and National Alliance, lending her strong support to me personally wherever my political career took me. She was a member of the National Alliance District Council in South Reward, helping to turn the district into a stronghold of the party.
But it was not politics that brought us together. Her warm character, and tell-it-like-it-is attitude was endearing to all those who were privileged to have known her.
At times like this, words are never enough to express how we feel. That is because, when a friend or a loved one passes on, something in us goes with them. But as an unknown author said, “True friends are the ones who never leave your heart, even if they leave your life for a while. .. and even if they die they’re never dead in your heart.”
Joyce was a true friend who will certainly never die in my heart.
On behalf of the National Alliance family and mine, I wish to extend sincere condolences to her husband, children and grandchildren as well as to her brothers and sisters and all the loved ones she left behind.
May her soul rest in perfect peace.