Thursday, 3 May 2012

A Tribute to Miss Elena M Cooke

I can almost see her now, in her favourite turquoise-green silk dress, heels click-clacking as she marches through the pearly gates, heading straight for the throne room.  She beams as she sees Jesus, with that trademark sparkle in her eyes, as He says; "Well done Elena, thou good and faithful servant."

Our dear Miss Cooke has gone home to be with the Lord and is resting securely in His beloved arms.  We will miss her but her legacy of love and "seeking nothing but the best" lives on in the hearts of all BBGSians who have been touched by her.

I leave you with these inspiring words from Miss Cooke, which have been the guiding light for this blog since its inception. 

"Girls of BBGS - you have a rich heritage. I challenge you to live a wholesome, vibrant life totally committed to giving nothing less than your best while always remembering our school motto - Nisi Dominus Frustra. Without God all is in vain"

For information about the memorial and funeral services:

Read about Miss Cooke's achievements as Headmistress of BBGS:

Read about Miss Cooke's school days, in her own words:

Bidding Farewell to Miss Cooke

Dear BBGSians,

Miss Elena M. Cooke, our former headmistress (1958-1977) passed away peacefully at 11.55pm last night (2 May 2012).

Her sister (Auntie Maisie), niece (...Helena) and helper (Rose) were with her as she slipped away very peacefully after they had helped her to the bathroom.


Date: 5 May 2012 (Saturday)

Time: 8pm

Venue: Jalan Imbi Chapel, Kuala Lumpur


Date: 6 May 2012 (Sunday)

Time: 2.30pm

Venue: Jalan Imbi Chapel, Kuala Lumpur, and then proceed to the Cheras Christian Cemetery.

The family requests that all donations to be channelled to the Elena Cooke Education Fund to honour her contributions to BBGS. Cheques are to be made in favour of BBGS Alumni Berhad that has been set up to handle the scholarship fund for needy children.