GLIKA Christofilis, a member of a well-known Bahamian family, died on Thursday, January 12, in Minnesota at the age of 94. Born in Marsh Harbour, Abaco, her family moved to Nassau aged two, where she grew up with seven siblings. Mrs Christofilis worked at a grocery store for 13 years as a cashier and then in the office of the Nassau Yacht Club for 37 years. Her niece, Adrian Claire, remembers her as "quite an outstanding lady". Mrs Christofilis was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church and for more than 50 years was a member of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire. Along with four others, she founded a school for children with developmental disabilities which is still in operation. In 1992, Mrs Christophilis was honoured with the Lady Sassoon Golden Heart Award for her charity work. After 85 years in the Bahamas, Mrs Christofilis moved to Minnesota several years ago.


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