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Monica Esther Holder née McClean February 27, 2019

Monica Esther Holder née McClean aged 70 of Rock Dundo Park, St. Michael; former employee of The Caribbean Conference of Churches.

Daughter of the late Alfred and Meta McClean;

Devoted Mother of René Holder-McClean-Ramirez;

Step-Mother of Mwitwa (Canada), Rasheed Holder, Lynesha Charles (USA) and Anwar Boyce;

Step-Grand-Mother of Laneisha Baskin, Justyn Holder-Moore, Nathaniel Smith, all of Canada;

Ex-wife of Frank Holder Retired Comptroller of Customs;

Ex-mother-in-law of Mitzi Ramirez (Canada);

Sister of Margaret Bishop, Marcia Hunt (Canada), Maxine, Adrian and Hugh McClean, the late Harcourt, Wendell, David, Louis, and Maurice McClean;

Aunt of Stanton, Christopher, Algernon, Michelle, Melinda, Wendy, David and Amanda (UK), Alyssha, Akheem, Kareem and Quinn McClean,  Julia McClean-Husbands, Monique McClean-Vaughn (Turks and Caicos), Sonia Hay(UK), Andrew (Canada), Sherri and Arturo Bishop,  Dr. Marisha McClean-Campbell, Natasha, Alison and Kyle Hunt (Canada) Robert Omari Norville, and the late Sophia McClean;

Great-Aunt and Great-Great Aunt of many;

Cousin of the Brathwaites (Windsor, Black Rock), the Maxwells (formerly of Ashdeane Village, Melvins and Wavell Ave, Black Rock), the Leacocks (Lower Black Rock), the Thorpes (Lower Black Rock), the Skinners (St. Lucy) and the Jordans (Fitts Village, St James);

Sister-in-law of Lorna (née Morris), Clothilda, Lorna (née Corbin) Karen Bishop-McClean, Dr. Allan Jeffrey Hunt;

Niece-in-law of: Doreen Maxwell;

Friend of Pauline Harper, the Holder family, Jabez Knight, and the Late Marcella Wilson.

A Service of thanksgiving for the life of Monica Esther Holder née McClean will be held on Friday, March 1, 2019 at for St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Black Rock Main Road, St. Michael where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 11 a.m. A private cremation will follow at a later date.

The Organist and members of the Church Choir are kindly asked to attend.  In lieu of flowers a donation to the Hope Foundation would be appreciated.

By special request, there will be no viewing.


  1. REPLY
    Angela Brathwaite-Muir says

    May God comfort you as you mourn the loss of your loving mother, my beloved cousin. Sincere condolences to you and extended family

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      René Holder-McClean-Ramirez says

      Dear Wendy

      Thank for the message. We are very blessed by all the messages of comfort and outpouring of support for mum and the family.


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    Andrew Bishop says


    Losing Aunty Monica is pretty crappy for us all. She was the little engine that could and we loved her attitude, spunk and love for life.

    She will be missed.

    Take care of yourself and don’t forget that the family is there when you need them.


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      René Holder-McClean-Ramirez says

      Dear Andrew

      Thank you for the message.

      I think about her every day and miss her presence greatly.


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    Lorna says

    Condolences to Margaret, Rene and the McClean family. We are saddened to learn of the passing of Monica. She was a nice and quiet person. We just want to thank God for her life, and praying for strength and comfort for you Margaret and your family. Remember not to mourn as those without hope, for our hope lies in Christ Jesus. May her soul rest in peace.

    Lorna and Cherie Hoyte (Canada)

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      René Holder-McClean-Ramirez says

      Dear Lorna

      Thank you for the message of support and comfort. It means a lot to myself and the family.
      I also saw your message in my facebook page, again thank you.

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    Marguerita Hinds says

    Condolences from Marguerita Hinds and Family

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      René Holder-McClean-Ramirez says

      Dear Marguerita

      Thank you.

      Much Love

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    Luci-Ann Forde-Johnson says

    My deepest sympathy to the entire McClean family. I am very saddened to hear of Aunty Monica’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Rene, I understand how it feels to lose a parent, the emptiness, the void, but I want you to know that with time your tears and sorrow will evolve into all the wonderful memories you shared with your mom and you will cherish them forever. I grew up across the street from your grandparents and I remember your mom picking you up in the evenings, sometimes Sophie (The late Sophia McClean) would be at my house as we were inseparable back then and she would yell across the street “Hi Aunty Monica” then I would yell across the street “Hi Aunty Monica” and she would always smile very pleasantly and wave to us. I wanted to share my memory with you.

    Rest In Peace Aunty Monica

    May God Comfort you all.

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      René Holder-McClean-Ramirez says

      Dear Luci-Ann

      Thank you so much for the message and the memory. We truly appreciate it

      I do remember your family and I can picture the house as it was back then in my head. I have such great memories from over the years from the time spent by my grandparents.

      Warm regards

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    Anita Murray and Family says

    Condolences to Rene and the extended McClean family. Monica was a blessing and an Inspiration to all of us. We will miss her easy and ready smile;her soft and pleasant personality and her inner strength while dealing with her illness.
    Our prayers are with you as you mourn and beyond this time..Be comforted in the knowledge that Monica is now in the safe hands of our heavenly father.

    The Murrays,Toronto.CANADA

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      René Holder-McClean-Ramirez says

      Hi Auntie Ann

      Thank for the message of support. Indeed mum was an a blessing and inspiration and I’m thankful we all shared in her life.
      I can’t express how grateful to you and your family I am for being a beautiful presence in my family. I hope that we get to see each other in person soon .

      Much love

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