CONDOLENCES have been shared toward the friends and family of Trinidad and Tobago’s ace sportswoman, Marjorie John, by many institutions and individuals, following her death on Saturday at the age of 89.
John was a multi-sport legend having represented Trinidad and Tobago in netball, cricket, table tennis, basketball, tennis and rifle shooting. She was inducted into the First Citizens Sports Foundation Hall of Fame for her achievements in netball and was named an Honorary Life Member of the Trinidad and Tobago Table Tennis Association (TTTTA).
The Sports Company of Trinidad and Tobago paid tribute to John in a Facebook post stating, “The Board and Management of the Sports Company of Trinidad and Tobago (SporTT) would like to express deepest condolences to the family and close friends of Marjorie John after her passing. Let us always remember her legacy in the sport of netball and her contributions to the sporting industry of Trinidad and Tobago.”
Newsday spoke with John’s former table tennis teammate, Merle Baggoo, on Tuesday and she emotionally reminisced on her time with her long-time friend.