08 MAR 2018: International Women's Day is a perfect time to pay tribute to a woman whose passion for women's rights, whose love of life, family and friends, of all human rights, and of the two countries she called home - Australia and Bermuda - was all encompassing. Kim Young died last week. She was an example to those whom she met and touched. For me she was a friend, a mentor, and my cousin.

Her son Jonathan says it best:

We lost Kim Young today, a woman whose life was defined by love, dignity, compassion, generosity and laughter. She had electric blue eyes and rainbow-coloured toenails and a laugh that filled the room. She had a rare integrity - at home in any household with friends in every walk of life.

She led by example in every way and rarely spoke about herself and never advertised her many accomplishments, a picture of humility. Through her actions, she showed us how to treat others with respect and compassion and how to champion those who needed it.

Read it all in the Royal Gazette




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