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Murrell Keith Whittaker June 19, 2019

Murrell Keith Whittaker

Retired Deputy Commissioner of Police of the Royal Barbados Police Force, passed away peacefully on June 19, 2019 after a brief illness.

With over 42 years of service to the RBPF and a strong commitment to “Family & Force”, Keith leaves behind a legacy of integrity, fairness and a passion for caring and upholding what is right.

Keith was preceded in death by his parents Leon and Gaulda Whittaker and his brother Frank and nephew Paul Whittaker.

He is survived by his wife Grace and his children Keith, Sean, Candace, Golda, Cecile, Valerie, Carol Ann, Grace and Keitha;

He will be dearly missed by his 13 grand-children and 2 great-grand-children;

His brother Lionel;

Nieces Rachel, Sophia, Melanie, Deborah, Maureen and Margaret;

Nephews Michael and David;

First cousin Gwen Lady Brancker and cousin Eulene Wilkinson;

Innumerable family members and friends.

The funeral of the late Murrell Keith Whittaker leaves Downes and Wilson Funeral Home Eagle Hall, St. Michael on Friday, June 28, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. for St. George Parish Church, the Glebe, St. George where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 3:00 p.m. for the Service of Celebration; followed by the interment in the Churchyard. Full military honours will be accorded.

The organist and members of the church choir are kindly asked to attend. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that there be a special collection at the church to be donated to the Myeloma, Lymphoma and Leukaemia Foundation.

Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Downes and Wilson Funeral Home on Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 4 – 6 p.m.


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    Anthony Hall says

    A good man gone. You have served your time on earth. I worked under his command in the late seventies early eighties at the CID. He was always there for me. Rest eternal and rise in glory.

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    Michael whittaker says

    He was my uncle for 64 years, helped me in my early years before I moved to the UK. Have had regular contact and visited him a number of times, recently in August 2018 . Was held in high regard by many and well respected. He adored his family and in turn they adored him. I
    Will never forget his smile and laughter and him as a man, my uncle keith.

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    Susan Jude says

    Although many miles away, we are going to miss Uncle Keith, he was a genuinely lovely man inside and out and our heart goes out to Aunt Grace and the rest of the family. Thinking of you all and what you have to go through tomorrow.

    All our love, Susan, Aman & Family xxx

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    Shawn King says

    He was a brilliant man and a wonderful father. We truly wish we were there to support Sean and his family during this sad time. Thinking of you today and always.

    Michael and Shawn King

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    Edith Laing says

    My brother in law Keith May you rest in peace I will miss you and so will many more,you was a great man but you live life to the full,my thoughts are with all the family may God give you all the strength to see it through sorry I can’t be there but my heart is there.
    Lots of love Edith and all the family in the UK.XX

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    Mrs Edith Laing says

    My brother in law Keith I will miss you, you was a great man who live life to the full, sorry I can’t be there today but you and all the family are in my thoughts, I’m asking the good Lord to give you all the strength to see this through May you rest in peace.
    From Edith and all the family in the UK XX.

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    Sharon Stewart says

    Remembering a man of true kindness and empathy. My condolences to my Aunt Grace and the family and God help you through this difficult time. Uncle Keith will be missed but is now with our Heavenly Father. God bless. From Sharon, James, Tandya & Tené xxx

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