I have learned with deep sadness of the death of our Stalwart Councillor, civic activist, friend, member and supporter of the progressive cause Telator Strachan. A giant of a lady has passed on. I remember her as a quiet but determined presence in our council meetings and in planning sessions. She always brought reason but a fierce determination to any cause which the party advanced.
In her own right, she was a leader in the Straw Market. This was part of a significant group of activists in the support of the progressive cause. She was one of the late Sir Lynden Pindling’s armour bearers. Whenever there was an issue in the market for decades, you could count on Telator Strachan to lead the charge and to settle the issues. You could count her to voice the concerns and to mobilize toward solutions. She was a good woman.
She brought her talents to the Women’s Branch of our party and was widely admired by women from across the country.
Her leadership skills were unquestioned. She served in the Senate from 1987 to 1992. She passed her unquestioned leadership skills on to her children. Most notably, she passed those talents on to her daughter Melanie Griffin who followed in her mother’s footsteps first as a Senator and then as a Member of Parliament.
We want to assure the family and our dear sister Melanie of our prayerful support at this trying time. A great warrior has moved off the stage.
On behalf of my wife Anne, our entire executive team of the PLP, all members and supporters nationwide, I extend condolences to the family. May she rest in peace.