Even though heartbroken over the passing of the former national netballer and administrator Barbara "Babs" Chandleur, the netball fraternity will bid farewell to the icon on Wednesday.
Sadly, only 25 persons will be allowed at the funeral service which will take place at the St Patrick's Roman Catholic Church on Maraval Road, Port-of-Spain from 9 am. However, it will be streamed on Zoom.
Viewing is open to public on Tuesday though, from 6 pm at Clark & Battoo Funeral Home on Tragerete Road.
Chandleur passed away on July 28 at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital at the age of 89.
The cool and collected former netballer, who in her later years could still be seen sporting shorts, wore many caps in her long and productive administrative career and worked at the highest level, following her illustrious playing career representing the red, white and black.
Some of them included treasurer at the International Federation of Netball Association (IFNA), renamed the International Netball Federation (INF), Caribbean Netball Association (CNA) secretary, T&T Netball Association (TTNA) assistant secretary/treasurer, Men's Federation of Netball Associations (MEFNA) treasurer, First Citizens Hall of Fame inductee, recipient of the Chaconia Gold.
Chandleur, who not only represented T&T in netball but also tennis, was excellent at planning events and highly organised to ensure that success at all times while in the mean time having a positive impact on the lives of many.
Chandleur's contribution as a netball administrator over the past 50 years, remains unparalleled and the cool and collected person that she wawas definitely a staple at the various netball opening and closing ceremonies whether it be at the Lystra Lewis Port-of-Spain Netball League, the Courts All Sectors Netball League, T&T Secondary Schools Netball League and of course, the men's league.
Babs will sorely be missed by everyone who knew her, rest in peace.