Juliet Wilson, a Vice-Principal at Kingston College (KC) , died on Sunday morning.
Wilson had reportedly contracted the coronavirus (COVID-19) and had underlying medical conditions.
The school’s Principal, Dave Myrie, advised the staff of her passing on Sunday.
“It is with great sadness and a sense of absolute loss that I write to inform you of the passing of our dear friend, colleague and vice principal, Juliet Wilson. Ms Wilson passed this morning in the University Hospital (of the West Indies),” Myrie told the staff in a correspondence.
Myrie told Loop News that Wilson’s contribution to KC over the years has been “immense”.
“She commenced working at KC in September 1995, and her dedication and commitment to the school started then and never wavered. She has been involved in every area of school life and has given sterling service and made tremendous contributions,” said Myrie.
As the academic vice-principal, Wilson played an integral role in the overall academic development of the school.
“She was also involved in Schools’ Challenge Quiz; chairperson for the Helen Douglas Award Ceremony, prize giving and graduation. She would also be seen at Champs cheering on our boys. She loved the school and had a heart for our boys, and would always go the extra mile for them,” added Myrie.
He further described Wilson as “an exceptional administrator, a good colleague and a great friend”.
Of Wilson’s final exit from the school, Myrie said “She leaves a void in our hearts and the school that will be virtually impossible to fill.
“Our hearts and prayers go out for her daughter and immediate family. God in his infinite wisdom knows best, and on that we depend and find comfort. May her soul rest in peace.”