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Tiffany the ‘glamour girl’


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Tiffany Harding, 23, was a fashionista.
The bubbly lass loved partying and changing hairstyles regularly.
“If she could have afforded it, she would have changed them every week,” her cousin Doreen Williams said in a tribute at her funeral service at People’s Cathedral, Bishop’s Court Hill, yesterday.
But all that came to an end on September 3, 2010, when Harding perished with her close friend Kelly-Ann Welch and four others in a fire at Campus Trendz clothing store at Tudor Street, The City.
Affectionately called “Tiffany Boo” by friends, she lay clad in her favourite colours of pink and purple with one of her hot hairstyles.
Her cousin recalled that Harding was born in the United States, but came to Barbados at the age of six months old to live with her grandmother Cecily Harding.
She maintained a very close relationship with her siblings overseas and went to St Paul’s School before moving to Alleyne School.
Although her life was snuffed out before she could pursue a career in nursing, she had already moved towards that goal by furthering her studies and applying at the Barbados Community College  to do that course.
Williams noted that Harding was devastated when her mum passed away two years ago, but stayed strong for the rest of her siblings.
She also spoke of the love between Harding and Welch who were inseparable, even in death.
“If it’s one thing it has taught us, it is that these acts of violence must cease and the love that was demonstrated by Tiffany and Kelly-Ann even in death should be a lesson to us all.”
Grew up in church
Reverend Andre Symmonds in his sermon recalled that Harding had grown up in the church.
“I know she attended this church and was brought up in the Sunday School programme.
Symmonds said life was short and challenged people to have a personal relationship with God. He said that the act that claimed Harding’s life was one of the devil and urged the country to get back to God. (CT)


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