Catherine Margaret Soo Chan Gomes passed away November 15. Her Funeral Mass was November 20 at St Patrick’s RC Church, Newtown. Her friend Maria Superville-Neilson delivered the eulogy, an edited version of which follows.
Catherine Margaret Soo Chan Gomes, ‘Maggie’ or ‘Mags’ to some, was the 11th child of George and Thomasine Soo Chan and lived at Mt Lambert before coming to Port of Spain when she married Selwyn Gomes.
Her large family was quite close, guided by the sound teachings of her parents so that on occasion when the family members did not see eye-to-eye, they would always stand by each other and help each other in times of need. Integrity, honesty and the Catholic religion were some of the many attributes inculcated in the Soo Chan children, especially by their mother Thomasine, who was a wonderful woman whom Maggie loved very much.