On behalf of the One Bermuda Alliance, I offer our sincere condolences to the family of the late former Senator, Yvette V.A. Swan. I knew her on a professional and personal level to be a woman of great passion and dedication, who served tirelessly at various levels of society. I always enjoyed our many conversations and noted that in everything she did, she put her focus and enthusiasm into it. While her sons were her pride and joy, she was also always for the people of Bermuda, championing the cause for social justice for all, and in particular, for the empowerment and equity of women.
As a former UBP Senator and Cabinet Minister, she served the parish of Warwick with fervor and dedication, and as a professional optometrist, her patients were recipients of her professionalism and skill as well. In her later years, she served her congregation at a spiritual level by, fulfilling her lifelong dream of becoming a pastor, after moving to Canada. A woman of her caliber and commitment will certainly be missed.