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A man of extraordinary kindness, generosity, love

Frs Leslie Tang Kai (left), Steve Duncan (right) and other clergy carry the coffin to the hearse.

The extraordinary life and service of Fr Rudolph ‘Rudy’ Mohammed was celebrated February 23 at a funeral Mass at the St Theresa’s RC Church, Woodbrook. The faithful came from far and wide to join family and clergy to remember a man who embodied “kindness, generosity and love”.

His sister, Doreen Mohammed, delivering the eulogy, told of incidents in which he suffered physical pain and disability: he was severely burnt, but he faced this with the resolve that would make him a good priest, mentor, teacher, administrator and project manager. “He did all this while living a life of chastity,” she reminded the hundreds gathered to remember him.

Also sharing in the eulogy was family friend Patrick Tam, who announced that Fr Rudy would usually spend half of whatever he had on charity and went to needy families in Arima with “a brown bag” full of what they needed, “giving his time and resources….”. He said at the end of Fr Rudy’s life, he was still “showing us what we are made of” and further described him as “a champion to many of us in this church when we had none”.

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