Solemnity of All Saints
October 27, 2020
A family ritual for grieving
October 27, 2020

A St Patrick’s family farewell  

By June Johnston

As I began writing this, I was struck by the words of this newspaper’s own advertisement—“We know nothing is considered normal at this time…during this pandemic when we lose a loved one there is no wake, no real funeral nor physical support from family and loved ones to connect…”

So true, but yet not so true for the ‘loved ones’ of St Patrick’s stalwart and ‘pillar’ Nimwattie Ramdial who died on August 2, and whose Funeral Mass took place in the parish church on August 6, Feast of the Transfiguration.

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