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Pauline Beckles October 1, 2021

Date of Funeral

October 8, 2021

Jasmine Wilma Pauline Beckles

Aged 85 of Paradise Heights, Cave Hill, St. Michael; retired Senior Nursing Sister of the Student Health Service of the UWI Cave Hill Campus.

Daughter of the late Wilfrid and Eileen Blackman;

Cherished wife of Wilfred W. Beckles;

Beloved mother of Harold Adrian Beckles, Dr. Jeanne Beckles, Aya Beckles Swanson; and the late Warren Grant Beckles;

Sister of Jeanne Rowe, Walwyn Blackman; and the late Sir Courtney Blackman, Barbara Hazel Blackman, and Janice Alleyne;

Niece of the late Winifred Blackman;

Aunt of Keith, Chris, Martin, Barry and Tara Blackman, Kim Dickerson, Craig Rowe, Sharron Alleyne-Elcock, and Lisa Alleyne-Foster;

Cousin of the late Edgar and Irene Berry, Telford, Merton, and Verna Hewitt, and Dr. John Mayers;

Mother-in-Law of David Swanson;

Sister-in-law of Gloria Lady Blackman, Shirley Blackman, Rev. Dr. William Beckles, Marcella, Neville and Monica Beckles, Shirley Nicholls, Vere Rowe; and the late Deighton Alleyne, Muriel Beckles-Worrell, Grenville and John Beckles;

Godmother of many beloved godchildren;

Relative of the Adams, Berry, Breedy, Grayson, Hewitt, and Mayers families;

Dear friend of many loved ones across the globe; especially the Caribbean, Canada, East & West Africa, the UK, and the USA.

The funeral of the late Pauline Beckles leaves Downes and Wilson Funeral Home, Eagle Hall, St. Michael on Friday, October 8, 2021, for Christ Church Parish Church, Church Hill, Christ Church where invited relatives and friends are asked to meet at 2:30 p.m. for the service. The funeral will then proceed to the St. David’s Anglican Churchyard for the interment.

Live streaming at https://eternally-cherished.online/PaulineBeckles

The Organist is kindly asked to attend. Wreaths may be sent to Downes and Wilson Funeral Home on Friday, October 8, 2021, no later than 12:00 noon.

Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Methodist Church, Bay Street, St. Michael on Thursday, October 7, 2021, from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

All Covid-19 protocols must be acknowledged.


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    Amelia says

    Deepest sympathy to the family, may the Almighty grant her eternal rest.
    From: Edghill & Durant Family (Cox Road)

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    Gerda Arthur says

    Pauline was a dear friend to my late parents Amy (Mumsie) and Kenneth Arthur. On behalf of the Arthurs, I wish to express our condolences to the Beckles and Blackman families. May God comfort her loved ones as they mourn her loss and may Pauline rest in peace and rise in glory.

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    Colin and Pearl Kirton says

    Our sincerest condolences to Wilfred and family. Your memories of Pauline will always be a source of comfort to you all.

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    Alita Marshall says

    My deepest sympathies and prayers of comfort to the Beckles family and to the Blackman family. My cousin Pauline, as I knew, her was always a joyful and generous spirit. She celebrated her children, her husband and God, always.
    Much love.
    Alita Marshall and Rev. Dr. Grace (Branch) Haislip.

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    Godfrey and Linda Steele says

    Dear Wilfred
    We write to express to you and the children our condolences on Pauline’s passing. It was quite a shock for us but we remember and treasure the many happy memories and joy of knowing her and interacting with both of you over the years. May Pauline rest In peace. May you and your family have peace and every blessing.

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    Yvonne (Branch Hinds says

    Sincere condolences to Wilfred ( Baba), Adrian, Dr.Jeanne and Aya. Your cousins in the U.S are deeply saddened. I personally will miss Pauline’s laughter and kindness toward me when last I saw her. Deepest sympathy from the Branch family.

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    Yvonne (Branch) Hinds says

    Sincere condolences to Wilfred ( Baba), Adrian, Dr.Jeanne and Aya. Your cousins in the U.S are deeply saddened. I personally will miss Pauline’s laughter and kindness toward me when last I saw her. Deepest sympathy from the Branch family.

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    Jai and Annette Jebodhsingh says

    Deepest condolences to Wilfred and family from Jai and Annette Jebodhsingh. Pauline was a wonderful person and will be surely missed. May she rest in Peace.

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    The Patrick family says

    Sincere condolences to the Beckles family. May God continue to strengthen you on this sad occasion.

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    Geoffrey Alleyne says

    On behalf of myself and my family I wish to express our sincere condolences to Pauline’s immediate family and to her two remaining siblings Wally and Jeanne. I know that it has been a very difficult year for the Blackman’s family I share your pain having grown up as neighbours in St. Davids. I pray that the most high with give you the strength and resolve to face these very diffciult days. May Pauline rest in peace and rise in Glory. Geoffrey Alleyne & Family

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    Deepest sympathy to Wilfred, Adrian, Jeanne and Aya. Pauline was warm-hearted, caring, vivacious, creative and deeply spiritual. She will be greatly missed by all those whose lives she impacted.
    “Though heaven may be richer for her presence, earth is poorer for her absence.”

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    Karen Archer says

    Thinking of you all, and sending all my love from the UK xxx 🙏🏾❤️

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    Loretta Gittens says

    Sincere condolences to the entire Beckles family at the passing of our dear friend Pauline. She will be greatly missed. May she R I P and rise in glory.
    The Gittens & Holford family (Canada) Williams and Pickering family. (Barbados ) .

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    Hazel says

    Condolences to the Beckles family from the Mederick and Alleyne families.

    God will take care of you.

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    Marlene Britton says

    Those with whom Pauline Beckles shared her love of life and all it’s facets, are blessed indeed. To you her family and close friends, may the light of her love remain in your hearts. Blessings to all those who mourn.

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    Victor Moses says

    My deepest condolences to Mr.Wilfred Beckles and his family on the passing of his wife. Her smile was always at the ready. I urge to reflect on the times you had with her.

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    Angela Thomas says

    Our deepest sympathies to the Beckles family. Pauline was a lovely caring person who always had time for the family when we visited from the UK. Remembering her warm smile.
    Etta Thomas & family (UK)

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    Rev Les and Alison Judd says

    Rev Les and Alison Judd offer their condolences to Pauline’s family, remembering with joy the times spent with them and we now share in their sadness but resting in the assurance of eternal life. May you find the arms of God embracing you and supporting you as you grieve the loss of this wonderful woman.

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    Corene says

    My condolences to Wilfred and family at this sad time ,may she rest in peace.

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    Vera Cole says

    Sincere Sympathy. Pauline was such s caring loving person. She will be greatly missed.

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    Lorna Hoyte says

    Condolences to the Beckles family from my sister Beverley Wilson. Pauline was a very nice person. I will miss talking to her the next time I visit Barbados. Remember not to mourn as those without hope, for our hope lies in Christ Jesus. May her soul rest in peace and rise in glory. From Montreal, Canada.

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    Bruce Hennis says

    Sincerest Condolences and God’s mighty, upholding strength to Pauline’s family.
    Bruce Hennis

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      The Phillips family - Sylvia, Angela Best & Joan Smith says

      Condolences to the whole Beckles family especially Uncle Wilfred, Adrian, Jeanne and Aya. Auntie Pauline will indeed be missed. Her love of life and vitality we’re contagious.

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