ABERDEEN NEWS - Nursing Assistant Jennet Ralawe recently retired from the Masakhane Clinic in Aberdeen after 40 years of service to her community.
Ralawe started her nursing career at Midland Hospital in Graaff-Reinet in 1971, after which she was transferred to Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town, where she spent two years.
In 1979 she moved to Aberdeen, where she remained until retirement.
Ralawe worked on the mobile unit with a professional nurse, visiting farms in the district on a regular basis. She was a wonderful role model for her colleagues and will be remembered as a caring part of the clinic's team. She was always only a phone call away for her farm patients, and her cheerful nature lifted the spirits of many. She was honoured at two special functions.
On Friday 31 May, about 50 friends and colleagues attended an official function at the Library Hall, organised by colleagues Florence Africa, Gladys May and Maureen Venter. Representatives from the local District Office in Graaff-Reinet were present.
Professional nurse Eileen Lamprecht, who retired last year after seven years of service at the clinic, was also a guest of honour at the event.
On 5 June, members of the Aberdeen Farmers' Association also held a farewell function for "Sister Jennet", as she was affectionately referred to by all.
Speaking on behalf of the Aberdeen farming community, Petro Marx indicated that Ralawe's smile and humble personality will be greatly missed.
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