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The ‘Mother Teresa’ of Couva

Ruby Rita Maxwell

By Denise Scott

They called her the ‘Mother Teresa of Couva’ years ago, when she would walk the streets looking for homeless people to provide food and shelter. Meet Ruby Rita Maxwell, one of the most amazing Catholic women you would ever meet.

Ruby, who celebrated her 100th birthday last Wednesday, has photos of when she was three years old, but her oldest memory is being six years old and singing on her father’s lap. She begins to sing the words of “Girl of my dreams, I love you”, a song her father would sing to her. She even recalls her grandfather who was originally from Martinique and died at 103 years old. “He owned an estate in Gran Couva and he rode a horse until he was 77 years old”.

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