Sister Ignatius

 

Sister Ignatius

Sister Mary Ignatius Davies, has died of a heart attack aged 81, she was head of the Alpha boys' school in the island's capital Kingston. Of short stature and light complexion, the Roman Catholic nun was born in Kingston, and educated at Alpha academy, a girls' high school attached to the boys' institution. From there, she joined the Sisters of Mercy, and went to Alpha in her late teens as a primary teacher. By the time Sister Ignatius became headmistress in the 1960s, there was tenor saxophonist Tommy McCook, trombonist Don Drummond, and trumpeter Johnny "Dizzy" Moore. In 1997, she received a distinguished community service award from the Jamaica Observer. She is survived by her niece.

Mary Ignatius Davies, nun and teacher, born November 18 1921; died February 9 2003.