Strike Update Day 83 – (5/12/2008)

Day 83 – It is with deep regret and sorrow that we have to announce the sad and untimely death of Audrey Smith-Campbell a striking member of the Kingsbridge Heights Rehabilitation & Care Center. Audrey was a 3pm – 11pm shift CNA who had 30 years of service at the nursing home. She was a warm, kind woman who always smiled and was always positive. She had many close friends at Kingsbridge and here in our community as well.

 

Audry Smith-Chandler

 

We are all very saddened as we all knew Audrey in one way or another, my Mother had worked with Audrey in the nursing home as a CNA many years ago. Audrey had cared for Sheila’s Grandmother for many years and there was never a time that I saw Audrey that she did not say hello or ask about everyone.

 

Audrey suffered from asthma and struggled through the bad weather with difficulty in breathing, but she never missed a beat on the picket line. Audrey was planning to retire after the strike was won.

 

As you see in the picture below, Audrey had attended the Long Island Federation Congressional night and had her picture taken with Senator Chuck Schumer and Congressman Steve Israel.

 

Audry Smith-Chandler-LIFC

 

Audrey you will be greatly missed, rest in peace our dear friend.

 

 

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free!
I follow the plan God laid for me.
I saw His face, I heard His call,
I took His hand and left it all…
I could not stay another day,
To love, to laugh, to work or play;
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
And if my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss…
Ah yes, these things I, too, shall miss.
My life’s been full, I’ve savored much:
Good times, good friends, a loved-one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief—
Don’t shorten yours with undue grief.
Be not burdened with tears of sorrow,
Enjoy the sunshine of tomorrow.

 

 

Till tomorrow, STAND STRONG!

 

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12 responses to “Strike Update Day 83 – (5/12/2008)”

  1. ALICE McDONNELL

    TODAY I AM WRITING THIS POST FILLED WITH GREAT SADNESS UPON LEARNING OF THE UNTIMELY PASSING OF AUDREY SMITH CAMPBELL……. SHE WAS A WONDERFUL,KIND,LOVING PERSON,ALWAYS SMILING,ALWAYS FRIENDLY AND A VERY GOOD CNA…………THAT IS WHY, 26 YEARS AGO WHEN ROSE BORITZER HIRED ME AS AN ON CALL CNA,AUDREY WAS MY TEACHER,AND SHE TAUGHT ME WELL,BUT SHE WAS ALSO A FRIEND…………….WE WILL MISS HER SO MUCH……..MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON HER SOUL AND MAY SHE REST IN PEACE………

     



    GOD HAS A SPECIAL GARDEN THAT FOREVER IS IN BLOOM;
    IT HAS THE PRETTIEST FLOWERS, A PLACE WHERE THERE IS NO GLOOM.
    EACH DAY A SPECIAL FLOWER IS PLACED AMONG THE REST;
    IT’S TENDED TO SO LOVINGLY AND GIVEN ALL GOD’S BEST.
    SOMETIMES HE ADDS SMALL VIOLETS AMONG THE FULL GROWN ROSE
    HIS GARDEN’S GROWING LARGER — GOD IS REAPING AS HE SOWS.
    EACH FLOWER THAT GOD GATHERS,
    WHETHER YOUNG OR FULLY GROWN,
    THEY WILL ALWAYS BLOOM IN BEAUTY,
    IN GOD’S GARDEN, THEIR ETERNAL HOME.

     

  2. ALICE McDONNELL

    AN OLDE GAELIC BLESSING

    DEEP PEACE OF THE RUNNING WAVES TO YOU

    DEEP PEACE OF THE FLOWING AIR TO YOU

    DEEP PEACE OF THE QUIET EARTH TO YOU

    DEEP PEACE OF THE GENTLE NIGHT TO YOU

    DEEP PEACE OF THE SHINING STARS TO YOU

    MOON AND STARS POUR THEIR HEALING LIGHT ON YOU

    DEEP PEACE OF LOVE … LIGHT OF THE WORLD TO YOU

    TO ALL THE STRIKING 1199 SEIU MEMBERS….

  3. Rosa Martinez

    Farewell, my sister, fare thee well.
    The elements be kind to thee, and make
    Thy spirits all of comfort: fare thee well.
    ~William Shakespeare

  4. FIPNA MEMBER 1

    If tears could build a stairway and memories were a lane We would walk right up to heaven And bring you back again.No farewell words were spoken No time to say goodbye You were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why Our hearts still ache in sadness and secret tears still flow What it meant to lose you No one will ever know But now we know you want us To mourn for you no more To remember all the happy times Life still has much in store Since you’ll never be forgotten We pledge to you today A cherished place within our heart Is where you’ll always stay..

  5. Former Employee

    Death is nothing at all.
    It does not count.
    I have only slipped away into the next room.
    Everything remains as it was.
    The old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
    Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.
    Call me by the old familiar name.
    Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
    Put no sorrow in your tone.
    Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.
    Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
    Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
    Let it be spoken without effort
    Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was.
    There is unbroken continuity.
    Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
    I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner.
    All is well. Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
    One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
    How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting, when we meet again.

  6. KINGSBRIDGE RESIDENT

    When we lose someone we love it seems that time stands still. What moves through us is a silence… a quiet sadness… A longing for one more day… one more word… one more touch… We may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we will begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget. We will see you again some day, in a heavenly place where there is no parting. A place where there are no words that mean good-bye.

  7. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    SAFELY HOME
    I am home in heaven, dear ones; oh, so happy and so bright! There is a perfect joy and beauty in the everlasting light. All the pain and grief is over, every restless tossing passed; I am now at peace forever, safely home in heaven at last. There is work still waiting for you, so you must not idly stand, do it now, while life remaineth– you shall rest in God’s own land. When that work is all completed, He will gently call you home; oh, the rapture of that meeting oh, the joy to see you come!

  8. FIPNA MEMBER since 1980

    May you see God’s light on the path ahead
    When the road you walk is dark.
    May you always hear,
    Even in your hour of sorrow,
    The gentle singing of the lark.
    When times are hard may hardness
    Never turn your heart to stone,
    May you always remember
    when the shadows fall—
    You do not walk alone.

  9. A GOOD CHRISTIAN WOMAN

    We’re on this Earth together,
    And if we would be brothers,
    Fight not just on your own behalf
    But for the sake of others.

  10. Community resident

    If your sorrow can be lessened,
    In some warm and special way,
    By knowing that so many share,
    In your loss with you today.

    And if it brings you comfort,
    When others show they care,
    Please know that thoughts are with you,
    And remember they are there.

  11. thomas/leonard

    it is the will of GOD that we have life and have it more abundantly.it is HIS will that we prosper and be in good health.sometime the situations and circumstances around try to confuse us and make us want to believe that all is not well.with jesus christ in the vessel.we can smile at storms of life. ___MY HEART GOES OUT FOR THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS. SHE WAS A GOOD CO/WORKER.SHE WAS A FRIEND OF MINE..MAY HER SOUL REST IN PEACE..

  12. Mavis foreman

    My sister/friend Audrey… rest in peace blessing .. we’ll do the rest .. Helen has got to go

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