Rob Claussen, Pierce Davis and I are working out a plan (bank account
for check writing) for all pcv and rpcv donations in honor of Rodwell
Swira and for his daughter & family. Jerome Kim is also helping lead a
collage in his honor as well.
More details to come. In strength, Jeane
Dave Buie <buied@...
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2006 05:58:46 -0800 (PST)
From: Dave Buie <buied@...
Subject: Very Sad News.....
Hello PC Malawi Folk,
I hate to send this email. Dora emailed me today with the following
news about Language Trainer Rodwell. Please pass on to all those that
cared about him. I know he was a good friend to many volunteers.
Sad news, Rodwell Swira the Language Trainer died on January 1 at 4.00
AM at Kamuzu Central Hospital from cancer. His body was carried to his
home Karonga yesterday and will be buried today. It is a great loss of
a dynamic language trainer. He was very good and loved by all.
From: "Mwalwenje, Dora" <dmwalwenje@...
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To: "'Jeane M. Garcia'" <nyanja24@...
Subject: RE: Rodwell Swira
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2006 08:21:17 +0200
This has been a blow to all of us. He was with us during the past
training group. It is when we advised him to go for medical check up
when he kept on getting the abdominal pains only to be told to go into
hospital for surgery. It was a major one but he pulled through and came
back to training. However, his health kept on getting poorer and poorer
and was sent back to hospital early December. From this time we thought
he was getting better and was at home only on New Years day first thing
in the morning to get a message that he was brought back to hospital in
the early morning hours but did not make it.
There are a number of Volunteers who want to help towards the funeral
expenses but I think there is need to establish how it should be done
to ensure that the family gets the assistance.
Good luck and cheers
From: Jeane M. Garcia [mailto:nyanja24@...
Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2006 8:16 PM
Subject: Rodwell Swira
I hate to write regarding this bad news, but I was just so shocked at
hearing about Rodwell's passing. I write to regret all of my
condolences and sorrow for the loss of a truly inspiring, charismatic
man with the biggest heart and the best sense of humor. He was so
genuine and remains in my memory as one of my favorite PC language
trainers and friends. We shared many laughs. Back here in the US, we
are all touched deeply by his death.
Please pass on my condolences to his family (esp his daughter). Is
there a way that our RPCV group here can provide you with money or
items to pass on to his family to help pay for funeral costs and for
his daughter? Let me know what you think.
I hope you are doing well. Please pass on my tender greetings to the
entire PC Malawi staff.
In strength & peace,
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