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CARU mourns passing of long-standing employee

10 Jan 2022 | CARU Communications

A long-standing employee of the Caribbean Union, Brother Ronald Mahabir sadly passed away on December 19, 2021 after a brief period of illness. He was buried on January 6, 2022.  Bro Mahabir, according to now-retired CARU staff  Marie Lawrence, 'began his service in the Caribbean Union over 30 years ago as the Custodian of the Union Office'. She described him as 'a diligent worker', while sharing memories of 'his transportation in those days being a motorbike'. In sharing his thoughts, former colleague Rolph Cedeno described Ronald as 'a real class young man', while Hugh Small expressed his condolences to the family and described his dear friend as a man with a great sense of humour. He was remembered as a tailor, a musician, a handyman and a man of many talents.

Speaking on behalf of the Union at the funeral service, Dr Kern Tobias indicated that 'Ronald has been a long-standing member of our staff, loved dearly and appreciated highly'. As the leader of the Caribbean Union representing ten entities and other institutions, Pastor Tobias expressed his appreciation for the life and service of Bro Ronald 'as a fixture of the Caribbean Union who was always willing to help, always willing to serve, always willing to share, always willing to facilitate the wellbeing of every person.

Some of the comments shared included 'Ronald will be missed. To Lisa and the family, know that Ronald is sleeping, He will rise with us when Jesus returns. Keep trusting in God while another shared 'may God comfort you during this difficult time of grief and loss...continue to hold on to Jesus and you all will be reunited on that great resurrection day.

On behalf of the Caribbean Union Communications team, we express our prayer and comfort to the friends and family of Ronald Mahabir.