Counselors to help students deal with Joanne Wilfred’s death

Counselors have been mobilized to help students of the Soufriere Comprehensive Secondary school deal with the trauma of the sudden death of school mate, Joanne Wilfred.

School officials told the Times that the counselors are expected to be at the school this morning to begin sessions with the students.

Wilfred, who had been involved in a netball training session is reported to have complained of feeling unwell.

According to reports,  the Canaries resident was later rushed to the Soufriere hospital where she died.

Staff and students of the Soufriere Comprehensive Secondary school are in shock over the sudden death.

“They were screaming and wailing because they could not believe it,” a staff member told the Times.

Some members of staff have visited the family of the deceased to offer condolences.

Joanne Wilfred played goal attack for her school and also played for the Saint Lucia National Netball Youth Team.

She was described as a very lively individual who was full of life.

“She was always smiling,” a member of the school staff told the Times, adding that the deceased was in form five.


  1. The Commentator
    September 12, 2016 at 6:48 am

    If she was rushed to the Soufriere Hospital then that Hospital is not equipped to stabilize a critically ill patient. In an emergency St. Jude’s and Victoria Hospitals are better options.
    That said I extend my condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. So sad when we lose young talented persons.

    1. Anonymous
      September 12, 2016 at 8:11 am

      This was the first place they could have gone. You do not know the familiy`s financial status not your pocket. Too soon to make this comment. Maybe Not rich like you.

      1. Anonymous
        September 12, 2016 at 8:18 am

        Be mindful that all those facilities are government owned. Prices are all the same. The original poster made no comment on financial status. The point was that st Jude’s would have possibly been more equipped to handle that type of emergency.

  2. Anonymous
    September 12, 2016 at 8:15 am

    No one knows the struggles these families go thru for their children. All those who can please reach out to this family. I pray for God`s strength and provision for them and comfort for ALL those affected by her death. My condolences to her family especially parents.

  3. Uncle Sejay
    September 12, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Wow so sad Soufriere is ok but needs to upgrade in the other hand we were never told of how she die sometimes no hospital could help even America patients die at the hospitals in America so is not St judes or V H can do any better my condolences goes to the family and all her friends

  4. Cheryl Brice
    September 12, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Condolences to the family. May she rest in peace.

  5. Anonymous
    September 12, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Very sad…may she rest in peace, illness should not remain a secret, if the cause of death was mentioned, then it would have been even more clearer to understand such a sudden death..

  6. Anonymous
    September 12, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Who knows if she would have made it at any other hospital.

  7. Anonymous
    September 12, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    May God hold her family close, comfort them gently and carry them through. In prayer and sympathy.