14th of November, 2021. Guyana, South AmericaLast updated: November 14, 2021 at 23:19 pm
This article is a tribute to, and a celebration of, the life of the late Dian Mandokin – the young Guyanese woman who died yesterday, 13th of November, 2021, by apparent suicide.
Dian Mandokin was born in the titled indigenous village of Moco Moco in Region 9, Guyana, South America on the 20th of January, 1996. She attended the Moco Moco Nursery School, the Moco Moco Primary School, and later the St. Ignatius Secondary School where she represented not only her school at the Regional level, but also her Region (9) at the National level. She won several medals and trophies in both the football arena and athletic championships.
The energic young girl grew up to become a prolific football player. After playing with her football team in Region 9, she advanced to become a member of the Guyana Football Federation and represented Guyana during a football match in Jamaica when she was just 17 years old.
Those close to Dian spoke of her warmth, friendliness, and charming personality. Needless to say, her untimely death left everyone in deep shock.
Today I lost a best friend to abusive relationship. Can’t believe I will never see u again…your lawless laugh, you’re mad ways, your big heart full with love always making everyone happy. It was an honor growing up with you being your friend from school days into a big wonderful woman, a mother, a great one. Am sorryfriend and former classmate of dian mandokin
Sad day to know you are no longer with us baby girl!! This one hit hard ! your love for sports was unmatched whether it was athletics, football , volleyball! One thing for sure u excelled at whatever you had a passion for! And definitely our champion girl!! Oh man, all your classmates would agree that you always made the atmosphere in the classroom fun with your energetic and jovial spirit.! you have left a lot of people who know you very sad and heartbroken RIP you beautiful soulms. francine gomes – former high school teacher of dian mandokin
The body of Dian Mandokin will be available for viewing at Ezekial Funeral Home, Vreed en Hoop, West Coast Demerara, Guyana, South America on Wednesday, 17th of of November 2021 and is expected to proceed down the Linden – Lethem trail during the afternoon hours of the same day. She is expected to arrive in her village of birth, Moco Moco, on Thursday, 18th of November, 2021 for funeral service and burial.
If you would like to offer financial or emotional support to the family of Dian Mandokin, which would be welcomed at this time, please contact her mother, Adeline Mandokin, on (592) 682-6635 (WhatsApp available).
Team Guyana, South America extends heartfelt condolences to the relatives and friends of Dian Mandokin. We further wish to encourage all Guyanese to reach out to someone if you are having suicidal thoughts. Please consider the following resources:
Toll Free Suicide Hotline: (592) 600 7896 and (592) 623 4444 (WhatsApp Available). Please note that these toll free numbers can be called even if you don’t have phone credit.
Landlines: (592) 223-0001 and (592) 223-0009
We’d also like to encourage all Guyanese to be your brother’s and sister’s keeper. Reach out to someone who seems to be facing a difficult situation, before, as in the case of Dian, it’s too late.