Tributes to Nelson Mandela Continue
THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay Multicultural Association will host a tribute memorial to Nelson Mandela. The TBMA has been contacted by Jenkens Funeral Home & Arbor Memorial to assist with the memorial service in honour of the former South African President.
A memorial book will be on site for everyone to share their condolences and thoughts. The community service will be on Thursday at 11:00AM.
The memorial book will then be mailed from their corporate office to the Mandela family.
The book is available at the funeral home during Regular Business Hour… Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and at the Memorial Service. You can also sign an online Memorial Book as well.
The community service will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 808 Ridgeway St., Thunder Bay, ON P7E 5H5 Phone: (807) 622-4945
Nelson Mandela 1918-2013
Full name Nelson Rolihlahla Dalibhunga Mandela AKA ‘Madiba’.
Mandela’s words, “The struggle is my life,” are not to be taken lightly.
“I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die”.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (July 18, 1918 – December 5, 2013) served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, and was the first South African president to be elected in a fully representative democratic election. Before his presidency, Mandela was an anti-apartheid activist, and the leader of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC). In 1962 he was arrested and convicted of sabotage and other charges, and sentenced to life inprison. Mandela served 27 years in prison, spending many of these years on Robben Island. Following his release from prison on 11 February 1990, Mandela led his party in the negotiations that led to multi-racial democracy in 1994. As president from 1994 to 1999, he frequently gave priority to reconciliation.
In South Africa, Mandela is often known as Madiba, his Xhosa clan name; or as tata
Mandela has received more than 250 awards over four decades, including the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize.
“We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference.” – Nelson Mandela