ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Judith Hamilton. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Carolyn Wint on June 15, 2021
https://youtu.be/II3TWKWIPOU

Gentle people
...here is the link for Judith's Service on YouTube
Posted by Dawn Lindo on May 30, 2021
My name is Dawn Lindo and I was a classmate of Judy's at St. Hugh's High School. Our Past Students' Association informed members about her passing. My sister Carol was a form ahead of us however the three of us had a deep connection. This was buttressed when Carol (now Pansy) and I met Audrey, Judy's sister. I remember being fascinated by the fact that Audrey was the first female mechanic I'd met - and she certainly knew about cars! Pansy and I will always hold Judy dear. To me, Judy's brilliant, wide and welcoming smile reflected the purity of her character, because what you saw was always "what you got": real, loving, unselfish and caring Judy. Her laugh was equally infectious. As with many deep friendships, although Judy, my sister and I were not in regular contact post high school, whenever we met up the mutual warmth and interest as we shared, were to the fore. I think the last time Judy and I saw each other was in 1999 when St. Hugh's was 100 years old. Our conversation simply picked up where we'd left off previously. I will always treasure Judy's joy as she shared about her writing, her children's books specifically. This simply showed how Judy always shared - passing on important life lessons to another generation. There is such a critical global need for expressing and passing on, eternal Life principles. As Judy did, I too have been engaging with/passing on to those wonderful values to my grandchildren here in Florida, since 2017. I know - as did Judy and Pansy- many other past students who are equally grateful for the loving and empowering principles implanted in us by parents, grandparents and wider community - including our beloved St. Hugh's. Our PSA mentioned that some of Judy's poetry was included in an anthology under the auspices of Professor Mervyn Morris, former Poet Laureate, Jamaica. This is well deserved, given Judy's inclusive and loving nature. We are grateful to understand that Love never dies and all who express it, as Judy did, are immortalised accordingly. Pansy and I send our love and supportive prayers and thoughts to your family, Judy. We too know what it feels like to say an "earthly goodbye" to a beloved relative as our Mother passed away on December 4 last year. I am grateful she had been living with me. God's unconditional Love, comfort and reassurance continue to envelop you, Judy and your family.  
Posted by Lorenza Detassis on May 28, 2021
Dear Judith, I remember the hot afternoons and cool soothing evenings sitting outside on the porch of your beloved home at #8 Hope Pastures. We were always several people, with Ms. Mons, the Queen Mother, always sitting on her personal wooden armchair. We would sip one of your handmade juices, engaging in serious talk as well as in light and joyful laughter, enjoying each other's company, breathing in the serenity of such magical moments of pure being. Your home was a safe harbor in which everyone felt welcome. Since then, since my departure, we always kept in touch with phone calls, cards, letters, and books... you never missed to send me a copy of your new creation! For many years you even never missed to give me a quick call for my birthday... By chance after 12 years, I visited again, just in time to farewell Ms. Mons already lying in a hospital bed… Divine Order! you used to say... It was beautiful and deeply moving to be all together again in such a meaningful time. After Rosina contacted me in April this year, less than two months ago, I felt the urge to paint a portrait of you from the only picture I treasure of the three of us together on the day of my departure from Kinston in November 1996. I did it all in one breath.... I realized it was my way of connecting with you and recall your beautiful soul and genuine friendship. I am happy I was still able to talk with you twice. On the last phone call, we had a long chat as you had finally received a new mobile phone with WhatsApp connection, which you could not yet handle properly... but this made it possible for me to send you the picture of your portrait. You smiled. I promised I would find a way to ship safely the original to you, but you were so joyful and in the meantime, you wanted to have the portrait's picture printed out!
My dear soul sister, when you left, I felt a little lonelier on this planet as your presence was discrete but always there, with light, grace, gentle words, witty laugh. I knew you would never forget about me and this made me feel loved and wanted. Sometimes I feel you are still around here, watching and caring, because while you did yours, we still "have work to do". I love you, I miss you, I am grateful for having crossed your path, grande piccola Judith.
Posted by Michelle Hamilton-Sucklal on May 26, 2021
I remember reading a version of the following story some time ago, and it really resonated with me. Humbling and inspirational at the same time. I had immediately thought of Juds when I had read it, as she was always doing so much for others, that many times she neglected to take care of herself. Thanks always for the love, powerful prayers and good memories, Juds. Walk good an tek care!

A voyaging ship was wrecked during a storm at sea and only two of the men on it were able to swim to a small, desert like island. The two survivors who have been good friends, not knowing what else to do, agreed that they had no other recourse but to pray to God. However, to find out whose prayer was more powerful, they agreed to divide the territory between them and stay on opposite sides of the island.

The first thing they prayed for was food. The next morning, the first man saw a fruit-bearing tree on his side of the land, and he was able to eat its fruit. The other man’s parcel of land remained barren. After a week, the first man was lonely and he decided to pray for a wife. The next day, another ship was wrecked, and the only survivor was a woman who swam to his side of the land. On the other side of the island, there was nothing.

Soon the first man prayed for a house, clothes, more food. The next day, like magic, all of these were given to him. However, the second man still had nothing. Finally, the first man prayed for a ship, so that he and his wife could leave the island. In the morning, he found a ship docked at his side of the island. The first man boarded the ship with his wife and decided to leave the second man on the island.

He considered the other man unworthy to receive God’s blessings since none of his prayers had been answered.

As the ship was about to leave, the first man heard a voice from heaven booming, “Why are you leaving your companion on the island?”

“My blessings are mine alone since I was the one who prayed for them,” the first man answered. “His prayers were all unanswered and so he does not deserve anything.”

“You are mistaken!” the voice rebuked him. “He had only one prayer, which I answered. If not for that, you would not have received any of my blessings.”

“Tell me,” the first man asked the voice, “What did he pray for that I should owe him anything?”

“He prayed that all your prayers be answered ”

Moral: For all we know, our blessings are not the fruits of our prayers alone, but those of another praying for us. Value your friends, don’t leave your loved ones behind.
Posted by Michelle Hamilton-Sucklal on May 25, 2021
Ms. Gweneth Davidson, of the St. Hugh's Past Students Association, kindly sent the following link to Juds' Family, care of Audrey Elaine Hamilton, Juds' younger sister. Thank You!

https://benjamins.com/catalog/chlel.xv
Posted by Michelle Hamilton-Sucklal on May 25, 2021
This Tribute was kindly sent to the Family by the St. Hugh's Past Students Association - from Ms. Gweneth Davidson. Much appreciated.

May 21, 2021

We sadly share with our community that Swan Judith Grace Hamilton died on May 14 after an extended illness. The Association has expressed condolences to the family through her sister, Audrey Hamilton, who also attended St Hugh’s.

The family has created a memorial website which is set out below. Do visit and add your own words of comfort to the family and personal recollections of her. Funeral arrangements will be announced in the Sunday Gleaner of May 23. https://www.forevermissed.com/judith-grace-hamilton/about

ABOUT JUDITH
Judith entered St Hugh’s in 1964 from St Hugh’s Preparatory and before that she attended St Jago Preparatory.

During her time at St Hugh’s, Judith immersed herself in many pursuits, especially those that involved reading and literature, but is also remembered as a fast swimmer and sprinter. She had a close friendship with Librarian, Miss Ethel Kingdon, and several teachers: Miss Marjorie McIntosh and Mrs. Pam Edgar Kelly (English); Madame Claire Morgan (French); Flo Martin Julal (Typing); and Hockey coach Miss Rittie. In Form V Judith received the top prize for Typewriting, which was a new subject to the school.

While at St Hugh’s Judith also participated in a play that was written and staged by founder of the Jamaica School of Drama, Dennis Scott, with a cast of students from St Hugh’s and Kingston College.

Judith left school after Form V and worked for the Mayfair Hotel then the law firm, Brandon and Bolton. But her longest term of employment was at the Bank of Nova Scotia where she was a technical writer of procedure manuals.

During the 1970s, she started to expose her poetic writing to audiences, gaining commendation, which led to her entering local writing competitions. Her poem “poem teacha” received the Silver medal in the 1984 festival competition which led to this and other poems being included in the Institute of Jamaica’s anthology, From Our Yard. 

Judith was a founding board member of the RCM Music Foundation, which is now the Music Unites Jamaica Foundation.

Judith’s poem, farmer’s prayer, was highlighted in the 2015 series, From Our Poetry Books, of Poet Laureate Mervyn Morris. A recording of that poem is on the poet laureate's website of the National Library of Jamaica

In 2013, Sandberry Press published Judith’s children’s book, The School House, which she wrote for her daughter in 1980. The published edition is dedicated to her grandson.

Throughout her life, Judith kept in touch with St Hugh’s and even used her writing to help to raise funds for the school. In the early 1990s she staged two poetry readings at Alhambra Inn as fund raisers for St Hugh’s. Distinguished Past Student Fae Ellington was a featured performer.

In 2016, she staged a small and acclaimed evening of music and poetry at St Jago de la Vega cathedral in Spanish Town to honour her parents, her parish St Catherine and the church community in which she was raised.
 
Lifelong St Hugh’s friends include Patsy Kentish Cameron, Fae Ellington, Carolyn Garcia Wint, Janet Roberts, Maureen Ellis Bailey, Lorna and Janet Vassell, Dawn and Carol Lindo.

The St. Hugh's Past Students Association extends condolences to her daughter Michelle Sucklal (Wayne); sister Audrey, brother Ronald, grandchildren Warren and Shanti, and her extended family and friends.
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Farmers’ Prayer read by Leonie Forbes https://nlj.gov.jm/poet-laureate-2/
Jamaica Journal
https://benjamins.com/catalog/chlel.xv

A History of Literature in the Caribbean: Volume 2: English- and Dutch-speaking regions | Edited by A. James Arnold - John Benjamins Publishing Catalog
This history of literature in the Carribean focuses on English- and Dutch-speaking regions. Topics covered include: the anglophone Caribbean; literary development - a contrastive history; genre - a contrastive history; and The Netherlands, Antilles, Aruba, and Suriname.
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https://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/entertainment/20140823/heart-strings-parents-parish-church
Heart Strings for parents, parish, church
The majestic Cathedral Church of St Jago de La Vega, Spanish Town, St Catherine, was the perfect location for an evening of classical music.
jamaica-gleaner.com

https://jamaicatradingnetwork.wordpress.com/2016/11/26/a-poem-by-judith-hamilton/

https://jamaicatradingnetwork.wordpress.com/2016/10/09/the-school-house-a-jamaican-story/

https://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00090030/00041/28j
The School-House A Jamaican Story
The School-House A Jamaican Story is a 55 page children’s book that was written by Jamaican author/poet Judith Hamilton for her then nine year old daughter Michelle, because of a dear…
jamaicatradingnetwork.wordpress.com





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Posted by Pauline Gordon on May 24, 2021
Dear Judith, my friend, Rest In Peace. You are now in your Forever Home. You are one with the Divine Light. You are dancing with the Divine Music of the Cosmos. Peace Profound to your family and loved ones.
Posted by Arlene Dundas-Saunders on May 23, 2021
Gwaan walk good on this phase of your Journey, Judith. You walked with such grace and dignity, inspiring us with your poetry and art. You overcame your challenges as you faced them head-on, not even pausing for a beat ..The Ancestors wait to welcome you with open arms .. this I know to be true, for you are a Queen worthy of it.
Scrolling through the pics I see a book that I also bought for my son in Kenya so many moons ago - 'Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain' ... the threads of life are so intricately woven...

Blessed Love and Comfort to Family and Friends.
Posted by Judy Hamilton on May 23, 2021
Juds, it was a blessing sharing my life with you. You have touched so many other lives. I remember you for your deeply loving and humane ways. I love and miss you. You will forever be in my heart. May you rest in eternal peace my beloved sister.
Posted by Dayna Hamilton on May 23, 2021
I'm known to be a person of few words so to you, Juds I'll say, thank you for being one of few people that actually listened when I did chime in, and for never assuming my words and thoughts were any other's than my own.

For believing in my thoughts and plans even when I hadn't even fully fleshed them out or explained them yet. For being a fine example of 'march to the beat of your own drum' and 'dare to be different'. For showing me there are so many ways to get what you want out of life. And that maybe I should start with the unconventional ones first, just to see what amazing thing could happen, what new place I could end up.

Thank you for showing that awesome things are possible long before they seem realistic or doable. Thank you for being cool, courageous, inventive and kind. Thank you for understanding what I mean with this post even though it's maybe not fitting for such a sombre occasion, however, I suspect you wouldn't mind. Just, thanks Juds.
Posted by Stacey Hamilton on May 23, 2021
Ms. Judith G. Hamilton... Juds.

Light-years ahead in vision, 10 feet ahead in steps - we couldn't keep up if we tried.

The quietest calm in the house; the perpetual, gentle, listening ear; the chattiest, vibrant conversation heard; the widest smile and the biggest embrace. That little frame still knows no bounds.

You best illustrated the premise, 'none of it is wasted' not time, thought, effort nor experience. Repeatedly you would 'underline' that whatever it is will have purpose eventually, don't 'write' it off.

Your mind was bounty; an oasis overflowing with light, knowledge, colour and expression. You cleverly sprinkled seeds of love, hope, strength and conviction - planted in a heart; to take root in forever.

You taught joy and value in great and small. You saw possibility and opportunity in everything... unendingly believe and do unto greater; good is ultimately inevitable.

Your encouraging words and infinitely curious ways will play out somehow in our lives and in our habits... maybe we'll eat mangoes with a spoon; tap a foot as we sit, think, read, write or talk; spontaneously hug an unsuspecting nearby human; get lost in nature for hours; or smile for seemingly no reason. We've learnt, breathed and understood the sentiment of, 'It is well...' and 'Divine Order.'

With great humility and utmost gratitude we say, Thank You.

For some you've attained the rest and comfort you've afforded them and rightfully deserve. For others you've transcended and returned to the Source.
For others still the fire of your lifeforce burns ever potently strong. You would have it no other way as, 'Why not?' you would say with a grin and twinkle of the eyes, 'All are delightfully conceived.'

Beloved daughter, sister, mother, aunt; dearest friend and confidante; prolific poet, author and consultant; you are loved and your dextrous, quick, ambitious, generous words flow on...
Posted by Ernst Chrisphonte on May 21, 2021
Dear Judith, you have a great spirit. You will be missed my dear!
Posted by Gwen Vinson on May 21, 2021
To Judith’s family - Michelle, Ronald, Audrey, nieces, nephews, cousins, all- Thinking of you with love, and hoping that time will help soften your sadness, leaving only fond and beautiful memories of Judith that will last forever in your hearts.
Posted by Michelle Hamilton-Sucklal on May 20, 2021
'Make the Lord the Shepherd of your soul...He is your Polestar on the dark seas of mortal existence. Seek His Guidance. The world will go on like this in its ups and downs. Where shall we look for a sense of direction? Not to the prejudices roused within us by our habits and the environmental influences of our families, our country, or the world; but to the guiding voice of Truth within."

~ Paramahansa Yogananda
Posted by Priyanka John on May 20, 2021
On Angel wings you were taken away
But in my heart you will always stay
I will hear your whisper in the tallest trees
Feel your love in the gentle breeze
And when I miss you the most
Inside our beautiful memories
I will hold you close
You are an angel watching over me
With comfort and blessings you bring
You embrace my heart and hold it close
Forever on Angel wings.
-By Crailin Hardy
Posted by Carol Lebert on May 20, 2021
My dear friends,

I’m so very sorry for the loss of your beloved mom, and grandmother Praying the great memories and the love you shared will live on in your hearts forever. Our heavenly is close to the broken hearted and He promised comfort to those who mourn. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

With much ❤️
Carol
Posted by Maati Hetheru on May 20, 2021
Gentle, caring, a beautiful spirit. You are alive differently. I celebrate your kindness. Thank you for the special times we shared, conversing, laughing, reflecting on life, our trip to St Ann. I appreciate seeing you a few weeks ago and your letting me know you were ready. Giving thanks for your visit with us here on Earth. Keep dancing into your next existence. Much, much love and light for your journeys, dear Judith.
Posted by Leonie Harris on May 19, 2021
Juds this is such an unexpected parting. Sincere condolences to Michele and family, Ronald and family and Audrey...other family members and friends. We all go back so many memorable years and truthfully my heart is sad. RIP my friend ..Your faith and belief in the Everlasting Father was strong. Rest in His arms and pass on nuff love to Aunt Mons and your Dad. Blessings all from Anthony too.
Posted by Della Manley on May 19, 2021
Judith-shine on my friend,
your love and light will live on.
Posted by Onyije Chigozili on May 19, 2021
Dear, sweet Judith - so kind, talented, caring, giving, intelligent, respectful (of ALL God's creatures) - that quick smile and laughter will be sorely missed by so many of us who were blessed to interact with her.
May God be merciful and may all of us be comforted and brought closer together. AMEN!
Nuff BLESSINGS ❣️
Onyije
Posted by Patricia Phillips on May 19, 2021
Dance on Judith! What a fitting song! It’s a Weekday morning! A mutual friend stopped by your home with me in tow. I felt a connection! Your odd insights! Your otherworldly connection! I recall your weird word ( prophetic?) re my ecclesiastical leanings. You somehow detected a spark in me, fanned it and an old dream flamed again. Still unrealized I recognize the parabolic nature and symbolism of words ... like those of the Lord of the dance. Such thin delineations separating the dimensions we call life! You are a peculiar spirit Judith. You add yourself particular value to this planet snd this nation, Jamaica. Hugs and meaningful gaze to family especially Audrey my dear friend ( from our Women’s Media Watch days). Dance on Judith!
Posted by Karen McDonald Gayle on May 18, 2021
Rest in Peace Judith from all of us at the EC address. Hugs and love to Michelle, the grands and the entire family.
Posted by Warren Sucklal on May 17, 2021
Grandma Juds was a vibrant source of kindness and happiness. Growing up in Canada, we received numerous calls of check-ups and support from Grandma Juds, showing us her love and best wishes from abroad. Though I was in Canada for a majority of my life, I ended up going to Jamaica in 2016 to revisit. While visiting, I have a very fond memory of a day where she and I spent the day just travelling around Kingston. It was unbelievable when I witnessed in person how kind, polite, and loving she was towards anyone and everyone she had met. We will miss Grandma Juds very much, but I'm glad she's in a better place.
Posted by Shanti Sucklal on May 17, 2021
My Gramma Juds - Reflection by Shanti Sucklal
My grandmother never missed a birthday. She would always call and send me a little something along with blessings and hugs. Not just on birthdays too, but all the time, for congratulations, celebrations and just for simple check-ins. I'm sure we all know how much she'd called. It simply showed how much she loved you, and although we weren't together physically a lot of the time, I'm sure she would agree, we were always together spiritually. You will be greatly missed. Love you lots, Gramma Juds.

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Posted by Carolyn Wint on June 15, 2021
https://youtu.be/II3TWKWIPOU

Gentle people
...here is the link for Judith's Service on YouTube
Posted by Dawn Lindo on May 30, 2021
My name is Dawn Lindo and I was a classmate of Judy's at St. Hugh's High School. Our Past Students' Association informed members about her passing. My sister Carol was a form ahead of us however the three of us had a deep connection. This was buttressed when Carol (now Pansy) and I met Audrey, Judy's sister. I remember being fascinated by the fact that Audrey was the first female mechanic I'd met - and she certainly knew about cars! Pansy and I will always hold Judy dear. To me, Judy's brilliant, wide and welcoming smile reflected the purity of her character, because what you saw was always "what you got": real, loving, unselfish and caring Judy. Her laugh was equally infectious. As with many deep friendships, although Judy, my sister and I were not in regular contact post high school, whenever we met up the mutual warmth and interest as we shared, were to the fore. I think the last time Judy and I saw each other was in 1999 when St. Hugh's was 100 years old. Our conversation simply picked up where we'd left off previously. I will always treasure Judy's joy as she shared about her writing, her children's books specifically. This simply showed how Judy always shared - passing on important life lessons to another generation. There is such a critical global need for expressing and passing on, eternal Life principles. As Judy did, I too have been engaging with/passing on to those wonderful values to my grandchildren here in Florida, since 2017. I know - as did Judy and Pansy- many other past students who are equally grateful for the loving and empowering principles implanted in us by parents, grandparents and wider community - including our beloved St. Hugh's. Our PSA mentioned that some of Judy's poetry was included in an anthology under the auspices of Professor Mervyn Morris, former Poet Laureate, Jamaica. This is well deserved, given Judy's inclusive and loving nature. We are grateful to understand that Love never dies and all who express it, as Judy did, are immortalised accordingly. Pansy and I send our love and supportive prayers and thoughts to your family, Judy. We too know what it feels like to say an "earthly goodbye" to a beloved relative as our Mother passed away on December 4 last year. I am grateful she had been living with me. God's unconditional Love, comfort and reassurance continue to envelop you, Judy and your family.  
Posted by Lorenza Detassis on May 28, 2021
Dear Judith, I remember the hot afternoons and cool soothing evenings sitting outside on the porch of your beloved home at #8 Hope Pastures. We were always several people, with Ms. Mons, the Queen Mother, always sitting on her personal wooden armchair. We would sip one of your handmade juices, engaging in serious talk as well as in light and joyful laughter, enjoying each other's company, breathing in the serenity of such magical moments of pure being. Your home was a safe harbor in which everyone felt welcome. Since then, since my departure, we always kept in touch with phone calls, cards, letters, and books... you never missed to send me a copy of your new creation! For many years you even never missed to give me a quick call for my birthday... By chance after 12 years, I visited again, just in time to farewell Ms. Mons already lying in a hospital bed… Divine Order! you used to say... It was beautiful and deeply moving to be all together again in such a meaningful time. After Rosina contacted me in April this year, less than two months ago, I felt the urge to paint a portrait of you from the only picture I treasure of the three of us together on the day of my departure from Kinston in November 1996. I did it all in one breath.... I realized it was my way of connecting with you and recall your beautiful soul and genuine friendship. I am happy I was still able to talk with you twice. On the last phone call, we had a long chat as you had finally received a new mobile phone with WhatsApp connection, which you could not yet handle properly... but this made it possible for me to send you the picture of your portrait. You smiled. I promised I would find a way to ship safely the original to you, but you were so joyful and in the meantime, you wanted to have the portrait's picture printed out!
My dear soul sister, when you left, I felt a little lonelier on this planet as your presence was discrete but always there, with light, grace, gentle words, witty laugh. I knew you would never forget about me and this made me feel loved and wanted. Sometimes I feel you are still around here, watching and caring, because while you did yours, we still "have work to do". I love you, I miss you, I am grateful for having crossed your path, grande piccola Judith.
her Life

Juds: Lemonade Levity! :D

Juds was always fond of making fruits salads and freshly squeezed juices from the abundance of fruits growing in the bountiful back yard at # 8 in Hope Pastures. One of her regular juices was limeaid. Growing up, we, as family members, were quite accustomed to the paucity of sugar in Juds' juices!

When my hubby, Wayne, and I started dating, he would regularly pass by our family home to visit my mom Juds and Grandmother Ms. Mons while I was away studying for a year in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  They would extend their usual warm Hamilton Hospitality to Wayne whenever he visited.

When I went back to Jamaica after my studies, Wayne, in his usual polite way, quietly commented to me about Juds 'sugar-deprived' juices that she would regulary serve him.  He looked concerned, half-jokingly wondering if it was a deliberate 'cut-mi-nature' ploy my mom was conspiring against him, especially as I was coming back to Jamaica soon!  Laughingly, I explained to him that that was her habitual brew and was not deliberately designed to 'limit his libido'!  As her sister Audrey would always irreverently claim: 'When Juds meking juice, she stay eena Half Way Tree and try throw di sugar into di jug way up here in Hope Pastures!"

Juds: A Loving, Selfless, Esoteric Thinker

My mom, Juds, was an extremely loving, caring lady.  Her care extended not only to people but to animals. I remember so many occasions at number 8 in Hope Pastures, when a bird, not realizing that the glass at the front panes was there, would thud against the glass and fall stunned to the ground.  Juds would rush outside, cradle the stunned bird, stroke its feathers, and give it 'sugary water' as she would say, until it could fly away.  She would gently guide little tree frogs, who had somehow wandered inside, back to the front door or to the louvre windows, so that they could hop back out to freedom.  When the little amphibian grew tired, she would patiently wait for it to rest before continuing its journey.  Little bugs that fell upside down, unable to right themselves, would find a patient Juds picking it up carefully with her gentle hands to rest it softly on a plant outside.

Juds exposed me to many cultural events and different world view and religions. Having attended a Jewish Prep School, a Catholic High School and gone with our family friends to Bahai' religious festivities, Duvali Celebrations, Rastafarian Ceremonies, and Anglican Worship, among others, she instilled in me an innate respect for the One Divine Creator who expresses through varied genuine religious.  The metaphysical and esoteric exposures that Juds exposed me to and the priceless Spiritual experiences that we shared I will always treasure.

My mom was very creative and helped to instill that creativity in me, having to sometime 'tun yu han mek fashun', as we Jamaicans like to say.  I have fond memories of doing collages with her, gathing bark from the trees outside, and leather material from Guy Bromley, my grandfather, to make many creations and think 'out of the box'.  She encouraged me to think of the world as my oyster, to never adopt a 'big fish in small pond' approach, and to always respect the Divine inherent in each person that I met. Whenever I was despairing, angry, or confused, Juds would quote some words of wisdom to help me to remember that "We are not human beings having a spiritual experience - we are spiritual beings having a human experience." 

Juds was selfless, almost to a fault, and I think that sometimes, her rather lofty ideals made it somewhat hard for 'mere mortals' to relate to. Lol!  But I genuinely believe she always meant well. Her last words to me were, "Bless you. Love you."  Right back at you Juds!  As I know that life does not begin at birth, nor end at death, we will be together again.  Enjoy your freedom from this mortal coil and thanks for being such a loving mom. Love and Light, now and always.
Recent stories
Shared by Carolyn Wint on June 15, 2021
https://youtu.be/II3TWKWIPOU


Judith's  memorial service  June 22 at 10am
Shared by Shanti Sucklal on June 1, 2021
Jan and I - Summer2016 

Tribute from my Godmother Jan

Shared by Shanti Sucklal on June 1, 2021
This is a tribute to Gramma Juds from my Godmother Jan. It is a reading of two poems from “Rain Carvers” - Juds’ poetry book.