Leonora Garcia died on April 10, a day before her 91st birthday. Her Funeral Mass was held April 16. The following is her eulogy.
Leonora Helena Ramesar was born into a large family shepherded by Frederick and Veronica Ramesar, their parents. Leonora was the ninth of 12 children. Growing up in St James, she was a sprightly, energetic, and curious child, who cared deeply for her siblings.
Her mother died when she was just six years old, and she would recall in later years, her childhood memory of sitting at the foot of her mother’s bed as she breathed her last breath, surrounded by the parish priest, her father and older siblings. She cherished fiercely the memories of that loving mother she barely knew.