Friday, August 26, 2011

Happy 90th Birthday Daphne Hewett!

Daphne as Miss Jamaica 1938

Daphne – a luminous 90

Daphne Hewett with granddaughter Shelley Hendrickson (back row, left), and great-grandchildren (clockwise, from top) Amanda, Craig and Rachel Hendrickson for an oh-so-lovely family portrait. (photos from Jamaica Observer)

Folks at the Stella Maris Foundation in Grants Pen are delighted that one of their most generous supporters, Mrs Daphne Hewett, recently celebrated her 90th Birthday in fine style. Here is a lady who was Miss Jamaica 1938, and later had a wonderfully productive partnership with her late husband Gordon Hewett, earning her the Women Business Owners Trailblazer Award. Their Dagor chain of boutiques in hotels throughout Jamaica exuded Daphne’s beauty and elegance.

Daphne’s indomitable spirit comes from a deep faith in the Almighty, which she enjoyed sharing by leading praise and worship sessions for the young people in Grant’s Pen. Daphne continues to be a major donor to the Stella Maris Foundation, where the Sewing Centre is named in her honour. Here’s to a magnanimous Jamaican lady!

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