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Stanley Wharton May 27, 2024

Date of Funeral

October 11, 2023

Stanley DeVere Wharton

Aged 76

Of Welches Terrace, St. Thomas

Retired Managing Director of Standev & RK Trading

Died peacefully at home on Sunday, September 24, 2023.


Son of the late Theophilus & Gwendolyn Wharton;

Husband of Rosalind K Wharton;

Father of Kathy Lewis (Barbados Community College) and Karen Wharton (Royal Bank of Canada – Canada);

Father-in-law of Mr. Ian Lewis (Lifecare Medical Inc.);

Grandfather of Rosa Wharton (Creative Matters Inc, Canada) and Chanel Lewis (student at Good Shepherd Primary);

Brother of Gordon & Cyril Wharton (Canada); Denise McKay, Heather Moore-Callender & Franklyn Marcos (all of the USA); and Angela Marcos (St Maarten);

Uncle of Sarah, Corey & Carina Wharton, Marc & Monique McKay;

Brother-in-Law of Wendy Catline; June & Clayton Santana (both of Trinidad); Charles Thompson, Barbara Lightbourne (Rainbow Boutique), Jennifer James (J’s Beauty Box), Lorna Thompson, Cheryl Wharton (Canada), Arnon McKay (USA); the late Eudine Gaskin, Wallace & Selwyn Thompson;

Friend of David & Andrea Gill (Sunshine Industries); Louis Garza (Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Bethel), Joanne Ward, Patrick Adderley, Elva & Alwin Powers (all of the USA); Shirley Grant-Maxim (UK), Arden & Olga Forbes (Canada); Ingrid Taylor (NIS), Roger Holford, Norma Bushell, Ezera Benn, Rosemary Barrow, Lloyd Crookendale, Eric Bentham, Mark & Engrid Griffith, Michael Turton, Sheila Smith, Ricky Charlemagne, Yvette Broome, Uris Walters, Venice Gill, Wildina Callender-James, Ernest Griffith, Alvin & Sandra Collymore, Angela Lythcott, the Maynard family and the late Dr. Euston Maynard.


The funeral of Stanley DeVere Wharton takes place on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at the Chapel of Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens, The Ridge, Christ Church where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 2 p.m. for the service.

Private cremation will follow at a later date. No flowers please.


Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Downes and Wilson Funeral Home, Eagle Hall, St. Michael on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

To view the live stream, follow



Zoom Meeting ID: 814 5310 9316; Passcode: 730590


Condolences may be sent to: www.downesandwilson.com


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    Monique McKay says

    Hearing how my uncle has touched the lives of the people around him, and how he has meant so much to so many is a comforting thing to witness during this time. Uncle DeVere, we love you and will miss you dearly.

    All our condolences to DeVere’s family and thinking of you as you celebrate the life of your beloved.

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    Mishael Oscar Graham says

    I’m in tears typing this because all my life I’ve looked up to Uncle like my Father. I Love him so much and it hurts me not having around so I can help. It’s too late now but I can’t hold back these tears. Next to my mum n dad was always uncle. After school I wanted to see him, at meetings I wanted to sit next to him and when he needed anything I was always there first to help him. He was my Daddy n I saw him as exactly that til this date. I avoided Uncle because I distanced myself from the JW and he was never happy about this and I’m sorry I never made amends and return just for u. I always wanted to but it just wasn’t in me anymore too. All I needed was our relationship n I lost it. You will have your place in the afterlife and I know you look forward to meeting up with us again in Spirit. I can’t wait to see u again n give u one last hug and help u with your bag.

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    Vanetta Griffith-Cherry says

    My deepest condolences to the Wharton family. Brother Wharton will always be remembered for his kind words and he was always smiling no matter what. Fro

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    McKay Family says

    Please accept our heartfelt sympathy for you and your family during this difficult time. It was with a heavy heart that we heard about the loss of your husband and loving father ( Stanley De Vere Wharton) and we want to reach out and express our Condolences during such a difficult time.

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    Carina Wharton says

    We are incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Uncle DeVere. He was always so thoughtful and kind. He checked in on our family whenever he was in Canada, and it meant a lot to know he cared. He would always remember us and ask how my brother and I were doing. He even took the time to celebrate our academic milestones, which was sweet.

    Family was so important to Uncle DeVere and you could see this reflected in his life. The love he shared for auntie Rosalind, his daughters Karen and Kathy, and granddaughters Rosa and Chanel was so profound! The relationship was so close, and you could tell he was extremely proud of each of them. He worked hard for what he had, and would do anything for his family, which was so admirable. Saying goodbye to someone who played such a pivotal role in so many lives is difficult. It is still hard to believe he is no longer with us.

    We extend our deepest sympathy for your loss. Your husband/father/grandfather was truly one-of-a-kind, and he will be missed dearly by everyone. We send our love, prayers and support to your entire family during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts.

    Carina & Corey Wharton

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    Gordon Wharton says

    I will always remember DeVere for his personality, determination and focus. I share his sad passing with my siblings and his immediate family but am confident that the sparkling memories he leaves will over-ride this fleeting event. Farewell, my brother!

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