After the class on Tuesday night, we learned that Rhil Haskins passed away recently. She was a big part of our class, and she will be sorely missed.
I’m always going to remember her for the way she applied herself, both to Tai Chi and to us all in the class.
She’d always complain about how she was mucking it up, but she was always first through the door every Tuesday evening, and she was always the last to leave. Whenever we had a break on an evening, it always seemed like she was going over the moves with someone. She even introduced a friend to the class, who she’d shown some of the moves to.
Everyone had time for Rhil, because she had time for everyone.
She knew the names of everyone in the class weeks before I did. As folks came in, she’d point them out to me and remind me who they were. Right up until she went into hospital, she kept coming to the class, and despite the obvious difficulty she was in, she wanted to be with us every Tuesday night, and she wanted to be involved. I don’t recall her once sitting out. They just don’t make them like that any more.
Rest in peace, Rhil.