A statement on the passing of Archbishop Ganda from HealeyIRF President Robert Healey
In the wake of Archbishop Emeritus Joseph H. Ganda’s passing, our hearts are heavy with the loss of a true luminary. The Healey International Relief Foundation (HealeyIRF) stands in profound tribute to a man who was not just a spiritual leader but also a guiding light in our journey towards our humanitarian service in Sierra Leone.
Archbishop Ganda’s legacy is intertwined with the very inception of our foundation. His unwavering dedication and impassioned appeals laid the foundation upon which our mission in Sierra Leone was built. His tireless advocacy was the cornerstone upon which our foundation stood, ensuring that the values of compassion and aid were extended to the furthest corners of Sierra Leone. His friendship with my father, Robert Healey Sr., was a testament to their shared vision of compassion and support for those in need. As we remember Archbishop Ganda today, we also honor the indelible mark he left on our family and our work.
The news of his passing has reverberated deeply within the Healey family. His presence was not limited to just the work, but extended into our homes and hearts. It was under his guidance that the bridge between generations was fortified, allowing the legacy of my father Robert Healey Sr. to live on through my work at the Healey International Relief Foundation.
Archbishop Ganda’s role was the linchpin between generations. His dedication bridged the gap between past and present, propelling us into a future of impact and change. Without his persistent prodding and inspired leadership, our foundation’s existence would have been but a dream.
As we bid farewell to a revered figure, we are reminded of his steadfast commitment to education, community health and social justice. His legacy is a tapestry woven from threads of compassion, unity, and advocacy. May his memory continue to guide our efforts and inspire all those who walk in the path of humanitarian service. Archbishop Emeritus Joseph H. Ganda’s influence on our foundation and the lives he touched will forever be a testament to the power of one individual’s unwavering dedication. Our gratitude and admiration for his life’s work know no bounds.
May his soul find eternal peace, and may his enduring legacy continue to bless those he so profoundly impacted.