Management and staff of the National Cooperative Credit Union (NCCU) joined family and friends of Sidora “Sido” Marie Alexander at Dubique on Sunday to celebrate the centenarian’s 105th birthday.
The NCCU adopted Sido six months after her 100th birthday and organized a big celebration for the centenarian when she reached a 102 years. The NCCU has since been providing for Sido every month, ensuring that all her needs are met.
A thanks giving and longevity service was conducted by parish priest, Monsignor Reginald La Fleur who, in his homily, described Sido as “a living icon.”
“We have so much to learn from her, eating habits, rich culture and so we have to be extremely grateful to God for Sido who is a living icon in Dominica at age 105,” Fr. La Fleur said.
Parliamentary representative for the area, Dr. Kenneth Darroux, also gave an address at the ceremony giving the assurance that as parliamentary representative, he would “continue to work hard to ensure Sido is properly taken care of.”
Minister for Community Development, Gloria Shillingford, president of NCCU, Dexter Ducreay, NCCU CEO, Aylmer Irish and president of the NCCU Fun Care, Mavis Williams also made remarks at the ceremony.
Below are a few photos of “Sido’s” 105th birthday celebration.
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