More than half my adult life, Martha has been my mentor, my guide, my counsellor, confidante, parent and the best friend I have ever had. I miss her so much.
When I heard everyone talking about Martha being a perfect mother, sister, daughter, daughter-in-law, wife and a perfect woman – I knew she would have been screaming! I think she was the perfect human being. I carried her casket from the ambulance to the conference hall and carried her out of it – amidst the protests of our "typically" male colleagues. She would have been screaming at them then too, I know! I am proud that I could do that for her – and for all that she stood for. I hope that we continue to make her proud.