- 70 years old
- Date of birth: Aug 20, 1945
- Date of passing: Dec 24, 2015
- Place of passing:
Redondo Beach, California, United States
|In memory of Dr. Bernard Mahabir, one of the great souls of our generation.|
"My friend Bernard, meeting you through the work that you have been doing for the community so, so many years ago was indeed an honor and my pleasure. I got to know you through your benevolent work as a founding member of the Citizens and Friends of Trinidad and Tobago where you did not only "talk-the-talk", but more than ever, you walked-the-walk". Thank you for inspiring those of us who knew you to always pay it forward."
"As I walked along the Pier at Redondo Beach in remembrance of your birthday, all I could think of were the wonderful memories of our time together. Just strolling along or sitting and looking out on the vast ocean that you loved so much, which you have now become a part of. I felt your presence with every step I took and did not feel alone.
I am comforted that you no longer suffer any discomforts and the God whom we serve promised to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord!
You are sorely missed! Rest in peace until we meet again."
"Happy Birthday my dear friend. May special light and love surround you today, as your are deeply missed. Your friend forever, Mike"
"Well, here we are, 3 months and some days, and I still haven't been able to get myself to contribute anything to your memory (not that you need one).
It is so difficult to accept that you are not with us in a physical body. For ages I called you "Dr. Mahabir" despite your insisting to call you "Bernard" until of course you let me have that one. It was only out of utmost respect that I have for you.
Not that I had any doubt before, but this enormous void that you left behind in my life (and so many others), repeatedly living through so many amazing memories each time I want to call you or think about you, ... have brought me into a deep realization that what an incredible and special friend you have been ... how much I miss and treasure talking with you and discussing various aspects of life and business ... your amazing insight, wisdom, and straight talk.
I am a much better person because of you. This has been one amazingly worthwhile life journey because of you. You are always in my thought and heart ... until we cross paths again, in another life, in another vehicle. I love you Bernard, my friend.
May the love, light and peace of our heavenly father surround you, bless you, protect you, and guide you throughout your journeys, for ever and ever. ooosss"
"I am very saddened by the sudden lost of my very close and dear friend Dr. Mahabir who i have known since i arrived in Los Angeles over 20 years ago. He was not only a very close friend and confidant but his advice as a doctor has been immensely helpful and source of comfort over the years. My heart goes out to both his partner Ms Evelyn Amalu, who introduced me to Dr Mahabir many years ago as well as his children. He was much loved and will be missed."
"Evelyn, Victor Frankle said, "In the face of profound misery life has meaning" May his life always have meaning for you. Doc has made his peace with his creator. He has no more worries. It's us the living that has a lot to ponder. Continue to rest in perfect peace Doc."
"My beautiful friend, Dr. Bernard, has gone to Heaven. I can't believe it's been over forty days already.
Three months ago, we went with the "Doc" to the Harbor and had a great time sea food shopping, walking and talking. I held his hand as we were walking back to the parking lot, and he cried. But I assured him we'll see each other and party with Rina up in heaven when we finish our purposes down on Earth. Then he said, "I'll be helping others up high with wings!" That's where I left off with Dr. Bernard.
He was the most interesting, uplifting, helpful and beautiful person I have ever known. Just five weeks before his passing, even though he wasn't feeling well, he offered to cook and make dinner for us.
He lived life better than anyone, and he was the best cook I ever met. You never had a doubt about his cooking.
We treasured our friendship, good/bad times, and most of all, he enjoyed his Coconut Cream Pie hugely/enormously.
He had the most incredible, infectious smile and through his tough times, he still found the ability to keep smiling.
It has been an honor and true blessing to have had Dr. Bernard in our lives; he touched many and will be forever missed.
May you, Dr. Bernard, Rest in Peace.
God Bless to Lady Evelyn and the Family.
Lynn & Mark Savage"
"I would like to extend my sincere condolences to my sister Verna who has lost her partner of 22 years.
From the time Bernard was introduced to our family, he was welcomed by all and became an integral part of our family unit
He was such a warm and compassionate human being, that it was very easy to like him.
He attended most of our family functions and captured the hearts of all those who had the pleasure of meeting him.
He was a "people person" and took an interest in all our relatives and friends.
On several occasions when family members had medical challenges of one kind or another, Bernard took a personal interest and would even speak to the specialists involved to ensure that we received the best treatment available.
We enjoyed his cooking, singing and his musical renditions with the guitar.
Bernard was a source of encouragement and inspiration all.
Continue to rest in peace Bernard. You will be sorely missed."
"Bernard! loosing you so suddenly played a heavy role on our hearts and souls. And yes it's true that "death is a part of life" and just because your not here in the flesh, doesn't mean your spirit and memories won't linger on!
I remember when I first met you in 1992, not only did you embrace me and my girls with open arms you made us instantly feel as if we belonged. It was no wonder my daughters started calling you uncle on the first day. You were a man who never took life for granted .you embraced each day as if it was special. (we all can earn from you)
You had a swag about yourself that drew many to you! (Clean! Creased! and Neat!) You had the gift to charm any lady (old or young) and you never hesitated to speak your opinion on any given topic (good or bad)..
You were one of the most romantic men I've ever met! just recently you had me download the song "Thinking out Loud" by Ed Sheeran". (You insisted on singing it for Evelyn).but after I downloaded it my eyes began to water because it was so much like you. (Beautiful and Romantic)
Bernard not only am I going to miss someone whom I loved and felt deeply about but a true friend and a brother-in-law whom I’m blessed to have shared 20 years of great memories!
Until we meet again, rest in peace my brother.
Love you forever Tracie Mahabir"
"To my father Bernard Mahabir. I love you forever more. May you rest in peace."
"Though many knew of my brother as Doctor Mahabir, I and the family he grew up with on the island of Trinidad, town of Sangre Grande knew him as Bernard, Beno or Ben. To his sisters and nieces, he was Ben. It was the name used when discussing him in the most affectionate of terms. Whether he was Bernard or Beno to me and my brothers, or uncle Bernard or uncle B to his many nephew and nieces, grand nephew and nieces and great grand nephew and nieces, or Ben by his two sisters, he was greatly loved. My brother knew and loved everyone in the family and they loved him back immensely.
I will miss my brother and our love for each other. I will miss our conversations and his life counsel. I will miss visiting with him, I will miss him putting his hand on my shoulder to steady and guide his walk. I will miss his sound medical advice. I will miss his singing. I will miss everything about him.
Bernard, I know you are at piece now and in no pain or discomfort. You struggled in silence, dignity and strength through the last few years of your life. You never complained though it was far more than anyone should endure. Through all of your struggles, you continued to give advice and assistance to family and friends alike. You showed genuine concern and provided great advice for the health and well being of your family and friends. My love and our love for you for you will never fade.
God is now your sight guide and the one steadying your walk. May you rest in peace.
My brother Joe and I join the many family and friends in good thoughts and prayers for my brother Bernard.
In Loving Memory,
"To my Beloved Bernard! Today we would have celebrated 22 years since we became partners in life. Over the years I've seen you overcome each challenge with quiet determination, and you never gave up.
You showed great courage and did everything possible to preserve and extend your life. You touched the hearts of all those you came in contact with, and was an inspiration to many including me. We shared so much over these past years, and the memories will live on Forever! May you rest in peace until we meet on the other shore."
"I am truly blessed to have had a brother like you. You left me with precious memories to cherish for the rest of my life. You were always there for me in good or bad times.The wisdom you imparted to me helped me to face problems as they arose with confidence and determination to succeed. Your charity and kindness did not reside within your family but also extended to friends and strangers. You have helped to extend the lives of strangers you only knew as a result of their health condition and intervened to alleviate their suffering. For all that you have done for family, friends and strangers I know there is a better place than earth where you will be rewarded for your altruism and kindness."
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