Mary Helena Augusta Scotland née Dublin was born in Swetes, Antigua.She was the daughter of Roy Dublin (an Antiguan headmaster, poet and musician) and Rachel Dublin née Royer (a Dominican school teacher).She had one sister, Haytheline (Helen) Dublin.

Mary and Jasper (Bobby) Scotland were married on February 8th, 1962 at the Tyrells Roman Catholic Church in Antigua. Together, they parented five children: Robert, Sandra, Hélène, Jo-Anne and Nigel.

She was an active church member, and served the community with commitment and enthusiasm – visiting prisoners in their cells as she shared God’s message; spearheading an Alpha programme to encourage conversations about the importance of faith and the need for love and tolerance; helping others through her involvement with the Society of St.Vincent de Paul.And so much more.

Throughout her life, she resided in Canada, Guyana, Barbados, the United Kingdom, Antigua & Barbuda and Dominica. She was a teacher, graduating in business studies from Ryerson Polytechnic in Toronto.

At the end of her life, her final words were:

“Holy Mary, Mother of God. Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death”.

May her soul rest in peace and rise in everlasting glory.

Posted by Karl Williams on February 25, 2021
To Sandra &Family, Our heartfelt condolences to you all at this difficult time. Unfortunately, we did not have to opportunity to meet the formidable lady - Mary Scotland. Her illustrious life and her love for others and her legacy will certainly live on through you all. Love & blessings. Karl, Carolyn and The Williams brothers (UK)
Posted by Patricia Scantlebury on February 23, 2021
I remember the many dinners I had at their home. She was so kind, welcoming and loving. Her light will definitely continue to shine bright.
Posted by Margaret Francis on February 22, 2021
My deepest condolences to the Scotland family. I will always cherish the memory of Mrs. Scotland in our choir of which was a mentor and friend.

Posted by Deborah Challenger on February 22, 2021
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. Our deepest condolences to the entire Scotland family. We will continue to lift you up in our prayers.

- Deborah and Shanna
Posted by Christopher Thomas on February 22, 2021
My condolences to the entire Scotland family on your loss of your matriarch.. I will always remember Aunt Mary's quick wit and sense of humor..May she rest in peace..

Posted by Merrissa Dorsett on February 22, 2021
Continue to rest in perfect peace Mrs Mary Scotland. A true woman of God and to others. The time that I have Known you for, you had been good to me. My condolences to your husband Bobby, to Nigel and the rest of your family.❤️
Posted by Raydy Matthews on February 22, 2021
My condolences to Aunt Mary's family especially Uncle Bobby and children and all close friends and relatives.
Posted by Janine Jacobs on February 22, 2021
My condolences to the Family I pray that God gives you guys strenth to move forward thru this difficult time from Janine Jacobs and Family God bless !!!
Posted by Lisl Hinkson on February 22, 2021
"Goddie" - It is cliche but without you, I would not be who I am today. You loved me unconditionally. You embraced me and made me feel a part of your beautiful family. You inspired within me hope, faith and love. You did all of this in your inimitably humble style. From you I learned so much, and I am eternally grateful.

I will always remember you. You are my mother through God.

You have transitioned from being a physical angel to a spiritual angel. You will always be in my heart.

Praying that God continues to comfort each and everyone of you - Uncle Bobby, children, grand and great-grand children - through this time.


Posted by Robert Scotland on February 22, 2021
Mary you walked with God while here on earth now you walk with God in heaven.
Rest in Peace
Hazel and Bobby
Posted by Denise Clarke on February 22, 2021
My sincerest condolences to the Scotland family. A beautiful and gentle soul. Sleep in heavenly peace. Love Denise and Antanique
Posted by Gary Pigott on February 22, 2021
The Scotland’s our deepest sympathies and I will miss Aunt Mary’s wonderful smiles and her awesome love. God bless and I will keep her fun personality with me forever.
Gary & family
Posted by Monique Joseph on February 22, 2021
Sincere condolences to the entire family especially Nigel and Vish continue to remember those fond memories of her.
Posted by Rodney Marcus and Alisha ... on February 22, 2021
For all of the family events and celebrations and moments of laughter, we count it a blessing to have been in your loving presence. Our memories together and your life well lived will never be forgotten but will always be cherished.
Posted by Chinan Krystel on February 22, 2021
Because her mission is finished, now she will be in peace !

My condoléances !

Take care of you
Posted by Anique Samuel on February 22, 2021
Deepest condolences to the entire family. Particularly Nigel and Monica and their son Creed of whom Mrs. Scotland cared for. My prayers are with you that she will not be forgotten and her memories last forever in your hearts. ❤
R.I.P Mrs. Scotland
Posted by Beverley Williams on February 22, 2021
Persons come into your life and you know Ģod sent them .Mrs Scotland and I spent many hours at St Patrick's Roman Catholic school in Barbados as teachers. We were in choir catechists. She was like another mother to me. A quiet lady a woman of deep pray. We had a great friendship. My condolences to her family. Fly with the angels ! RIP dear Scottie!!!
Posted by Melroy Francis on February 22, 2021
On behalf of my family may I express my deep appreciation for Mary's gracious hospitality each time I have had the opportunity to visit with Bobby and Mary on those occasions when holidaying in Antigua. May God comfort the Scotland family in this time of grief.
Posted by Arthur Senhouse on February 22, 2021
Mary was my God-mother to the very end. Growing up next to the Our Lady Catholic Church, in Michael’s Village, I remember her soft way of encouraging children to love the Holy Family through her example.
Even when she would visit from abroad, she would talk to me about ideas she had for encouraging young people learn about our faith.
Mary played an important part in who I am today.
She will always be dear to us.
Posted by Andy Jackman on February 21, 2021
Sandy - She has gone on before you to blaze a trail for your family. May your memories of her sustain you and your family at this time.
Posted by Brent Scotland on February 21, 2021
Granny was the person who taught me to read and raised me during my earlier years. She was a true prayer warrior who cared deeply about the members of her family. Rest in Peace ❤️

Until we meet again.

Posted by Amelia Raghubansee on February 21, 2021
From: Leela, Amelia and Anusha.

To uncle Scoty, Andy, Lady Williams, Michelle, Joanne,Nigel and to all other family members our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of your loss. Aunty Mary was an inspiration to us. She was always very kind and loving to us whenever we would visit her and uncle Scoty at their home. She will be missed by all of us. We pray for the progress of her illumined soul as it commences its journey into the eternal realms of God. May it be lovingly welcomed to its heavenly home. Rest in peace aunty Mary.
Posted by Chett Scotland on February 21, 2021
Hey Aunt Mary,
   I know we weren't around each other often, but over the years, I always noticed how caring, loving, and upbeat you were. Your presence always gave me a good vibe and your smile never escapes my mind! I'll hold onto that as we mourn your loss. You were truly loved and I'm sure my cousins, your children, and my favorite uncle are concrete proof I'm not wrong! You'll live in our hearts forever.
Much love,
Rest In Peace, Auntie,

Posted by Peggy Carrington on February 21, 2021
I met Sr. Mary when l became a member of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul many years ago then l got closer to her when l was invited to join the ALPHA Group. Her quiet personality and unassuming spirit made her easily approachable. She would always inquire how l am doing and ask about my children and grandchildren, giving me sound advice when needed.
Though she never drove....after every Alpha meeting l would tag along with her for a ride home since l lived in the same direction, she never made a fuss but always made sure l reached home safely with Bobby at the wheels. ( smile). Those were good times and will forever be etched in my heart. I enjoyed being around her and will miss her dearly. My deepest sympathies to Bobby, the children and grandchildren.
Peggy Carrington.
Posted by chauntel Thomas on February 21, 2021
Dearest Mary,

I will always fondly remember my visit with your family in April 1971 when I met your family through Brenda Thomas. My memory of you is of a woman who was very welcoming of people into your home. I have fond memories of you, Bobby, Sandra, Michelle and Andre. I remember how you and Bobby took Brenda and me on day trips to allow me to see the many beautiful sites in Antigua. I am sad that you have passed away as our planet has lost an earth angel who was selfless, kind and giving. May you enjoy eternal rest in the presence of God. Rest in peace dear Mary!!!

Lorraine Charbonneau Laframboise
Orléans, Ontario Canada
Posted by Anne Jonas on February 21, 2021
Please accept sincerest condolences on the loss of your loved one. May the beautiful memories of the life lived by Mrs Scotland serve to encourage you all during this very sad chapter in your lives. May God extend his comfort to you all and replace your mourning with even greater thanksgiving for his gift of placing Mrs Scotland in your lives.
Posted by Helene Michele Scotland on February 21, 2021
Dear Mum, Jesus is with you. God is looking after you. We will see you soon with our God Almighty.
Posted by Miriam Richards on February 21, 2021
From: George and Miriam Richards.     We first met Mary when Bobby, who has been my close friend since our school days at AGS, brought her to see us. They had just returned from overseas. assignments.    We loved her from the start. Mary, a Proverbs 31 wife and mother became a dear and treasured friend; easy to love, prayerful, homely, and a joy to be with.     She was the reminder of the gentleness of the Mother of Jesus.     We have had good times together and we shall miss her.            We tender our condolences to Bobby and the family and as a tribute to her memory we offer two verses of a floral hymn:-.          "Here, Lord, we offer Thee all that is fairest.                             Flowers in their freshness from garden and field,.                         
Gifts for the stricken ones - knowing thou carest.                               More for the love than the fruit which we yield.                                We, Lord, like flowers in our Autumn must wither and must die: gather us Lord to thy bosom forever.                        Grant us Lord a place in thy home in the sky.".                                 I  (RlP)"
Posted by Moody Mason on February 21, 2021
Family, Relatives and Friends:

Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for one who has been your delight.

We are sorry that we can't be there. Please note that Mrs. Scotland was a very special lady and will always be remembered by all of us.

Reina, Bernice and Moody Mason
Posted by Lester Kelsick on February 21, 2021
Aunt Mary, or "Tanty" as I called her helped to shape my religious faith by her humble execution of her daily tasks and her strong faith in God. I have no doubt that she now rests with God and though I miss her terribly, I am grateful for her life and her example. Till we meet again, dear Aunt, be at peace.
Posted by Jacinta Scotland Bowman on February 20, 2021
Dear Uncle Bobby, Andy, Sandy, Michelle, Jo-Anne, Nigel, and Family,

Our condolences, heart-felt sadness, and prayers are with you all. Sister-in-law, Aunt, friend, Aunt Mary was a wonderful woman whose love, kindness, and beautiful spirit will never be forgotten by any of us. Her love, strength, and courage were surely an inspiration and a blessing to you and your families, but also to all of us. Aunt Mary was a truly admirable woman and we feel privileged to have known her. We will always remember her laugh and how she lit up a room with her energy and personality. We all know that God and her family were her heart and you all made her life special and made her proud. You have lived Exodus 20:12, "Honor your father and mother."

As we grieve her passing with you, please know that you have many people who truly care about you all and want to help you in any way we can. We pray that God's love and comfort carry you all through this difficult time and may He give you the grace to keep you strong.
"Blessed be they that mourn, for they shall be comforted." Matthew 5:4.

We love you,

Warren and Betty Scotland
Jackie, Pixie, Chet, the Bowman and Rainford families.
Posted by Sister Barbara McLean on February 20, 2021
Mary Scotland was a devoted, compassionate and caring Business Education Teachet and trusted Vice Principal during my tenure as Principal of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic School in Barbados. She was a friend, confidant and stalwart supporter. Together we fought to continue the task of forming women for life and service. The hundreds of good women across the Caribbean and those who migrated elsewhere attest to the formation they received.
We have a saint before our God to intercede for us. Enjoy the splendour of God's presence and may all those you have left behind be comforted.
Posted by Lilian Hynes on February 20, 2021
Sr. Mary will be forever in our hearts. Her gentle voice and sound advice will ring clearly particularly when we are faced with difficult decisions. Her kind and sound guidance remains as a rudder for our SVP Holy Family Conference. We are comforted as we feel sure Sr. Mary is resting among the angels in heaven.
God bless you all.
Posted by Lucretia Gabriel on February 20, 2021
Mary, rest in peace.
Posted by Frank Power on February 20, 2021
If there was ever a "holy" woman, in the best sense of that word, it was Mary Scotland. Her presence oozed a calm and ease that was deeply Spirit-filled. Whenever she would come to Mass in St. Anthony's church in Potters, there was a calming presence which I felt. As part of the Spiritual Director's training group which I initiated, she was a profoundly deep person whose 'insight' into Spiritual affairs was a gift from God. She is at peace now. She has gone to be with God. Resting in peace.
Posted by Dawn Wallace on February 20, 2021
❤️ Remembering my first day ! Seeing Mary Scotland .Was a remarkable day. She . A strong woman , compassionate. And also someone in whom I get to communicate with,while caring.  moments and time well spent.memory will always be remembered. Rip.
Posted by Nigel Scotland on February 20, 2021
Jesus needed you more, so my angel, you are free.
But you will forever be with me.
In every moment, your spirit lives through us;
The lives you touched.

You are my comforter, my protector, my confidant, my advisor, my spiritual guide, my friend, my love.

My everything.

My mother.

I love you Mom.


Posted by Sir Rodney Williams on February 19, 2021
“Mother Scot” as I called her was a beautiful soul who believed in God, her family and the church. She taught us many life’s lessons.
Let us celebrate her journey by using her example to add value to our own lives.
Posted by Brenda Thomas on February 19, 2021

My Sister, my devoted friend, my Confidant, my Spiritual counselor.

I am devastated today. You are no longer here, and the fact that I didn’t get to say goodbye will always cause me pain, but I am grateful for the memories of 55 wonderful years of friendship and joy. The laughter we shared, the comforting moments of prayer, our baking sessions. There is no greater memory than the sound of your fits of laughter.

You are with me even though you are far away. God has you in his arms, I have you in my heart, in my thoughts and in my life always.

I love you Sis, and will miss you terribly. Until we meet again.

Rest in Peace.
Posted by Shelley Weekes on February 19, 2021
Mrs Scotland “Scottie” was my teacher who later became my dear friend. I treasure the memories of the times and talks we shared. My fond thoughts are of the many Saturdays at her house learning to bake white bread and our talks on God’s love. She was a mentor and a wonderful example of a women of faith. Mr. Scotland, Joanne, Nigel and all her children and family, thank you for sharing “Scottie” Mrs. Scotland with us. Please rest in the assurance she rests in God’s arms. We love you Scottie. Rest In Peace.
Posted by Gail Ramsay on February 19, 2021
Mary was a very special friend, confident, and spiritual mentor. I thank God, she came into my life when we were both teaching at St. Patrick's School in Barbados. We became close with sharing God's word, praying together for many including our family members.
I learnt to appreciate Mary's wisdom, deep spiritual insights and her love for God and his Mother Mary.
I will miss her telephone calls, her laughter, her joy and her peaceful presence.
May she rest in peace, with the Angels. I know I have an interccessor I heaven praying for me, as I pray for her.
To Bobby, and her Children and Grandchildren, may you be comforted with knowing her love will always be with you.
Posted by chauntel Thomas on February 19, 2021
Aunt Mary, Mom#2 – You were always there offering positive encouraging words and spiritual comfort just when needed. Though your earthly life is no more, you will forever live in my heart and my memory. Your laughter, your thrifty tips, your guidance, your kindness, and the joyous moments we shared on your visits to Barbados. You will be missed immensely. May you rest in peace and rise in glory.
Posted by Lynn Sutherby on February 19, 2021
Rest in peace Mary, such a beautiful soul whom I’m sure will be deeply missed.
Sending my deepest sympathy to the family & may your wonderful memories last a lifetime
Posted by Reynold Royer on February 19, 2021
My dear cousin Mary, I shall miss our occasional phone calls or WhatsApp exchanges, your warm smile and soft comforting voice. I am comforted by the knowledge that you are in the loving arms of the almighty God. Rest in eternal peace Mary until we meet again.
Sincere condolences to Bobby and the entire family from Paulette, Reynette, Ryan, Kevin Ashley, me and the rest of the family.
Posted by Guoxia Tao on February 19, 2021
Rest in peace, Mrs Scotland. Though I didn't get a chance to see you in person, I am 100% sure that you are the spiritual leader of the family to be kind and strong. Those you love and you believe will be the family legacy, remembered and reborn generation by generation.  
Posted by Yvette Francis on February 19, 2021
On behalf of the entire Davis family, I offer deepest sympathies. Our friendship goes back for many, many years. We pray that she is now at rest in the loving arms of her Lord and Master
May God strengthen you to face the days ahead.
Forever in our thoughts and prayers. Much love.
Posted by AnnIta Walsh on February 19, 2021
While Bobby may be gifted with wit, you Mary are my #1 comedian. I will miss your Jokes and your priceless delivery-during our ALPHA sessions. Thanks for all your love and support. My heart is low but I truly trust that we will be together again.
Rest in peace dear Mary. Sr. AnnIta
Posted by Jindra Pigott on February 19, 2021
Auntie Mary was my spiritual mother. She took her time to encourage me in the Catholic faith. She will be greatly missed and I will keep the good memories forever in my heart and mind. Rest In Peace Auntie Mary!
Posted by Christiane HANSEN on February 19, 2021
Rest In Peace Dear Mrs Scotland.
Posted by Sandra Williams on February 18, 2021
To my darling mother - with all the love ❤️ in the world . You will forever be in my thoughts .
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Posted by Karl Williams on February 25, 2021
To Sandra &Family, Our heartfelt condolences to you all at this difficult time. Unfortunately, we did not have to opportunity to meet the formidable lady - Mary Scotland. Her illustrious life and her love for others and her legacy will certainly live on through you all. Love & blessings. Karl, Carolyn and The Williams brothers (UK)
Posted by Patricia Scantlebury on February 23, 2021
I remember the many dinners I had at their home. She was so kind, welcoming and loving. Her light will definitely continue to shine bright.
Posted by Margaret Francis on February 22, 2021
My deepest condolences to the Scotland family. I will always cherish the memory of Mrs. Scotland in our choir of which was a mentor and friend.

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Shared by robert scotland on February 18, 2021
How do I feel?
One of two shining beacons that charted the course and journey that is my life is out.
Oh the darkness that results.

The calls and cards and flowers from the lives you have touched;
bring emotions to the fore;
and memories of shared moments.

Your deep love is felt
as did the warmth of you smile;
Your kind words of the years
still echo so loud and so clear
Your gentle voice stilled
Yet oscillating a mired mind.

The ache in my heart grows
More each day

The well has been breached,
As the tears forge a way,
Each hour of each day.

Missing you dearly.
Beautiful MOTHER of mine.

Your soul to the Heavens
Rest Divine

The Saviour awaits
Eternal Life in his Embrace.