Daughter of Israel and Sarah Davidson, mother of Carol (Peter Rosenthal) and Ian (Georgina Wilcock),grandmother of Daniel, Esther, Sarah and David. Predeceased in 1963 by her beloved husband Dave Kitai. Widowed early with no income and two young children, she completed her teaching qualification, and then went on to teach high school history and raise her children with determination, selflessness and great courage. A dedicated teacher for twenty years in Johannesburg, she is still remembered by many students with admiration. She actively fostered critical thinking when it was officially discouraged.  As an avid learner, she returned to university after her retirement to complete a further education in the emerging field of gifted education, and embarked on a second career as a consultant. She had an amazing work ethic and always strove for near perfection, however small the task. She was invariably honest, smart and brave. She will always be an inspiration to her children and grandchildren, who stand proudly on the firm ground that has been prepared by years of her grit, values and love. Thank you to her devoted caregivers Marites, Mercedita and Tiblez and to Dr Katja Heineck.

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