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Former Suriname Consul General, Sydney Saul will be funeralized on September 28 in Westbury NY

Former Suriname Consul General, Sydney Saul will be funeralized on September 28 in Westbury NY

Beloved former Consul General and United Nations representative in the Burnham era, Sydney Saul 87, will be funeralized on Saturday September 28 in Westbury NY, USA

Sydney Saul’s body will be cremated and in a fortnight his surviving siblings and derivatives, will take his remains back to his hometown of Clonkbrook/Ann’s Grove, for dispersal at the seashore.

Sydney, after retiring some 25 years ago lived in Jersey City NJ. He was left blind by diabetes complications. He died a few a few days ago at the home of one of his children in California.

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Sybil E. Chin passes on….. Funeral in Ottawa on April 10, 2019

Obituary Overview- “Grandma Chin”

CHIN, Sybil E. (nee Tang)It is with great sadness that the family of Sybil E. Chin announce her passing on Friday, March 29th, 2019, at the age of 88.

Beloved wife of the late Leslie Chin. Loving mother of Gene, George (Yoko) and Gerry (Carol). Cherished grandmother of Leslie Jr (Andrea), Gerry Jr (Denise), Raelene, Kristene (Nick), James, Samy and Pia.

Dear great-grandmother of Kaitlyn, Brody, Connor, Ella, Gehrig and predeceased by great-grandson, Logan. Sybil was lovingly known as “Grandma Chin” to everyone she met and will be forever remembered by her extended family and dear friends.

Family and friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, Walkley Chapel 1255 Walkley Rd, Ottawa, ON K1V 6P9 on Tuesday, April 9th from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service Wednesday, April 10th in the Chapel at 1 p.m. Interment in Hope Cemetery.   Condolences at www.kellyfh.ca.

Donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada are appreciated.  

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RURAL FEMINIST, COLLISION SPECIALIST AND TEACHER DOREEN BUTCHER DIES

RURAL FEMINIST, COLLISION SPECIALIST AND TEACHER DOREEN BUTCHER DIES

MICHAEL BOLTON    –   HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO LIVE WITHOUT YOU

Doreen Butcher

Leo born  rural feminist,  collision specialist and teacher Ms. Doreen Alida Butcher’s death was announced on the eve of Mashramani 2019 in her hometown, The Peoples Republic of Victoria and will be funeralised on Friday March 1st, at the local Methodist Church in the  afternoon.

Doreen was a staunch advocate for women’s rights and used science, technology , electronics and math in the class rooms in rural Guyana to encourage young women especially to realise their full potential.

TEACH”  as she was familiarly called throughout her approximate 6 decades of teaching always walked in the communities in which she lived and worked.  She was a classic slim and trim resilient community minded  sojourner who collided deliberately with all sectors of the community without being judgemental.           Continue reading

THE ORIGINAL JEGGAE 83, WILL BE FUNERALISED ON PRESIDENTS DAY IN BROOKLYN

UNCLE CHARLIE WILSON – I AM BLESSED

THE ORIGINAL JEGGAE 83, WILL BE FUNERALISED PRESIDENTS DAY IN BROOKLYN

The Original “Jeggae”

The bar has been raised for the hosting of wakes in the diaspora.  The original Jeggae ….given name Randolph Desmond Bacchus aka Winston has set the gold standard for wakes in Crooklyn.  Last Friday nite, six musical outfits and two dance troupes under the aegis of the Guyana Cultural Association performed at the gala wake and prelude to the funeral of native Victorian, the original Jeggae.

Jeggae, the son, and anta banta specialist also performed for the throw down group and invoked the spirits of content and gratitude for his Dad who passed away a week ago after a prolonged illness.
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SPEEDY FUNERALISED IN BARBADOS AND MEMORIALISED IN SOUTH JERSEY

SPEEDY FUNERALISED IN BARBADOS AND MEMORIALISED IN SOUTH JERSEY

BB WINANS   –  LAUGHTER  THE BEST MEDICINE

 

Saturday February 2, 2019, was punctuated with tears and fears after the passing of SPEEDY. Beloved Speedy… age 69… given name  Henderson Leroy Dawson, collapsed and died in his native Barbados after complaining of feeling unwell on arriving the morning of January 9th.

Speedy was funeralised in his native Barbados a fortnight later and memorialized in South Jersey where he called home for more than two decades.  Cannon James E Wynn of Christ the king Episcopal Church in Willingboro, presided over his funeral and gave comfort to the mammoth mourners who attended the somber mid-morning service and celebration of Speedy’s life and times.    Continue reading

Mighty Shadow Dead At 77; Will Receive Honorary Degree From UWI Posthumously

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago October 23, 2018 (CMC) – The University of the West Indies (UWI) said, today, the honourary Doctor of Letters degree that would have been conferred on Winston Bailey, the legendary Trinidad and Tobago calypsonian, this weekend, will be presented at Saturday’s ceremony, in special tribute.

Bailey, also known as “the Mighty Shadow”, died at hospital, early today, following a stroke. He was 77 years old.

He was among five people, including former West Indian international cricketer, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who were to receive honorary degrees from the University at the graduation ceremonies on Saturday.

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EILEEN MORRIS – A NATIVE OF VICTORIA – SUCCUMUMBS AFTER EARTH TREMOR

EILEEN MORRIS – A NATIVE OF VICTORIA – SUCCUMUMBS AFTER EARTH TREMOR

CHALKDUST –  HYMNS MY PARENTS SANG – Music 

Cousin Eileen Dorothy  Morris who celebrated her 94th birthday last August, fell in her home immediately after the protracted earth tremor that rocked all of Guyana, Trinidad, Venezuela and other regional territories a fortnight ago.

Cousin Eileen was physically active and had no major complaints.  She was the mother of ten….five boys and five girls and  one of her grandchildren is a practising physician in Guyana and from confidential family reports, kept a close eye on her granny  literally and metaphorically.

Cousin Eileen was a staunch member of the English church at Cove and John and on Thursday September 6th the resident priest will preside over her  funeral.

She was also the keeper of some of Victoria’s deepest secrets and a great subscriber to the oral traditions of the  Peoples Republic of Victoria.

One of her favorite nephews Jeggae is celebating his 62nd birthday September 9th and will be in Jamaica. From all accounts he is planning to duck in to Guyana for the funeral and rejoin his family on this planned and accustomed annual tradition.

 

Spiritual Baptist music medley – by Cirica Lewis

Td Jakes  –  The aroma of prayer from service on August 5, 2018