ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Raphael Walsh, 80 years old, born on May 1, 1939, and passed away on April 17, 2020. We will remember him forever.

Eulogy For The Life of Mr Raphael Walsh- Mass Eutie

Raphael Joseph Walsh, Mus Mus, Eutie, Mas Eutie, Pops, Popsie was born on May 1, 1939 to Ms. Viola Graham and Mr. Oliver Smith. He grew up in Port Antonio, Jamaica and attended Titchfield Elementary School. The family moved to Mill Bank when he was 9 years old, where Eutie attended Comfort Castle Primary School. Eutie returned to Port Antonio at the age of 16 where he pursued a career in motor mechanics. He worked at Sydney Pang Garage until he migrated to England in 1962, where he started his journey as a family man. He became the proud father of 3 children: Eileen, Julie and Martin. 

He later returned to Jamaica with his 3 children. There he met and married Sylvia, the love of his life. They often share the story of how when they first met, he proclaimed that he was not the marrying type yet 6 months later he was a married man. That connection that joined them is still as strong today as it was back then, as evidenced by the way she continues to mourn her love. In a recent conversation, we encapsulated what we have witnessed this past year in the phrase, “Dem nuh mek luv like dis no more, no sah” 

The couple was blessed with 2 children, Wendy and Filbert, in addition, to Sylvia’s 3 children: Andrew, Maureen and Pauline. The family established a home in Port Antonio and then later moved to Fairy Hill where they lived until the children migrated to England and the United States of America. Eutie worked in the tourist industry as a cabin steward until he retired in 1992. I fondly recall those times when he was in between jobs and I did not get lunch money for school. I remember clearly all the detailed nuances of the image of him standing at the school gate with my lunch money. Always a smile, always a joke and always a nudge, “go buy your lunch”, in a way that only Pops could. This is the hallmark of this man, my hero…a man who loves deeply, a man who fathers children that are not his own….shhhh don’t tell him I said that. If you ask him, he is going to say I am his daughter, his Indian.

In 2004, Eutie migrated to the US to join his wife where he resided until his death. Eutie passed away unexpectedly on April 17, 2020. He leaves behind his wife Sylvia, 5 children, Eileen, Julie, Martin, Wendy and Filbert, 3 step children, Andrew, Maureen and Pauline, 9 grand-children, 3 great grandchildren, 5 sisters, several nephews and nieces. 

His Legacy
I know he would want his legacy to be for us to not take life so serious that we cannot see the joy in every waking moment. He would want us to celebrate every chance that we get, living, loving and laughing. And of course, he would want us to take care of Si. 

Today, we pay homage to you Raphael Euthan Joseph Walsh, our Pops! We’ll always remember that special smile, that caring heart, that hum through good times and bad times. We’ll always remember you Pops. You are forever in our hearts, my HERO!

Written by Dr. Pauline Pearce


Posted by Brandon Johnson on May 1, 2021
I was to say my sympathy to my sister and her family, mass Eutie was a lovely brother in law. I will always be grateful for the way he looked after my mother. Any friends and family that came to Jamaica he made sure they felt welcome and at home. May he rest in eternal peace.
From your sister Laurel Johnson
Posted by Amari Adams on May 1, 2021
Mass Uthy,always put a smile on your face.I cant record a dull moment being around you. Words cant explain your hospitality and kind hearth you show. You take great pride in your finger licking cooking,not only that you always share your knowledge . You will be greatly miss Mass Uthy.
Posted by Mark Bell on May 1, 2021
Who am I?
Once a man but twice a child. In the morning I have four legs, in the evening I have two and then in the night I have three. Who am I? Once a man, twice a child. Should we forget this humble thought. Once a man but twice a child. Life is a privilege we are all granted. We take on the challenges of life and sometimes get distracted but we should always remember stay humble. My uncle Eutie is my defence is one of the most humble and honorable persons Ive ever met. Who can ever not catch his contageous smile from a mile away. I know, you just cant get that bright smile out of your head. As a little boy growing, I would always anticipate the summer holidays. It wasn't so much the break from school that was the exciting part but rather a trip to Fairy Hill, up by uncle Eutie. I loved fried chicken. In fact I can remember my grandmother would always tell me that I would eventuly grow wings and fly. I could not resist the savoy fried chicken my uncle makes. Uncle Eutie, no body does it better and its finger licking good. Now if youve ever been around my uncle you'll know principles and discipline. These are keys to a successfull life. He is one to emulate. I miss you uncle Eutie. I know you are in a better place where there is no thought of hurt as compared to the harsh reality of this world. I love you.
          Mark
Posted by Aldith Spencer on April 30, 2021
Words can’t express how you are truly missed. You were an amazing person , a great friend to my dad and you will truly be missed . To the Walsh family he is a platinum and that’s how we will alway remember him . From Tomlinson Spencer and family.
Posted by Angella George on April 29, 2021
Don't know much about you but for the little time I met you I could see that you were a family man, you were so jovial you didn't take anyone different, you were such an inspiration to all and I know you will be sadly missed gone but not forgotten
Posted by Narva Pink-Bell on April 27, 2021
Uncle I went to ur house the grass was all grown up then I went to the church the preacher said u dont ome there anymore I was searching was u then an angel said the lord take u to heaven my heart was sad because we did not get to say goodbye when I saw u in2019 I did not know it would be the lasting will miss u uncle ur jokes ur cooking but the lord was ready for u forever in our hearts sleep and take ur rest RIP uncle eutie
Posted by Marcia Hylton on April 26, 2021
My heart is bless knowing uncle Uthy. He was a man of great integrity. He loved his family and he was loved in return,and he likes to cook and entertain friends and family he's truly miss but not forgotten.
Posted by Michelle Smith-Daley on April 26, 2021
To my Uncle Uty

Where do I begin... I miss you so much. I miss our biweekly conversations. When my Dad passed you ensured that void was filled. The qualities I miss most: your excellent cooking, humor, kindness and your infectious smile. Continue to sleep in paradise my sweet Uncle Uty! You are greatly missed.
Posted by Yvonne Russell-Jones on April 25, 2021
Uncle, words can't express how much I miss you. The moments we shared will forever be etched in my memory. I remember as a child you would always take chocolate home for us, I think this is where my love for chocolate started. You enjoyed talking about your life at sea which was always filled with interesting tales.
I remember always looking forward to spend summer holidays in Fairy Hill as your cooking was always one to remember. I remember the first time I cooked mackerel and banana for dinner at your home. When you asked who cooked, we all kept quiet only for you to say, whoever cooked it pass. Your acknowledgement and approval is what propelled me to enjoy cooking and I am happy to have cooked with you on occasions.
I'll forever miss you and your contagious smile and scrumptious food; especially your infamous goat head soup. Rest in Eternal Peace until we meet on the other side.
Love Yvonne, Devard, Cheneil & Darien
Posted by St.Clair Smith on April 19, 2021
Uncle Eutie,

Going on the ship as a fresh faced 18 year old kid, you looked out for me, even as I was being obstinate in wanting to do things my own way. You tried to be daddy’s proxy to make sure I was ok, when because of his position, he could not appear to show any favoritism. I could not appreciate then, what later years made clear to me. Your transition, so closely behind daddy’s hit especially hard. And although we didn’t see each other often, I always cherished the times we did. Rest easy uncle...
Posted by F W on April 17, 2021
Dear pops as I struggle to write this in memory of you, my eyes are fill with tears. It has been a year now that you have taking your place in the stars.
I can still feel your presence, I know your are near. I miss coming in from work seeing you lying down on the sofa watching your favorite black and white westerns movies. I miss you and I making runs to homedepot buying tomatoes and pepper trees to plant. I miss you and i cooking up something in the kitchen and me joking that I am the better cook. There's so much I would want to say pops but I don't think there's enough space to say it.
Pops I will for ever miss you, your memories will be with me always and you will continue to live through me and my son.
Love "boy tale"
Posted by Maureen Samuel on April 17, 2021
Pops It’s a year since you left us. I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye, but I know you are resting in perfect peace with the angels.
You have left us with fond memories, a great cook and always that big broad smile.
I always looked forward when you were in Jamaica and came to my home in St Mary and the order of the day was a big cooking done by you. We just enjoyed this occasion. Our time spent time together, eating ,drinking and just having fun. Those memories will last for a lifetime. The family visits always ended with a prayer.
You are sadly missed by us all.
Maureen Samuel - Sister in Law
Posted by Inez Hamilton on April 17, 2021
Gone too soon your memories of kindness love and dedication will stay alive in our hearts. Your smiles and joyful appearance stands before me blessed to know you and even enjoy your flavored cooking. We will CHERISH your love and keep those memories in our hearts and continue to celebrate your life. RIP POPS
Posted by Bri Island on April 17, 2021
My Popsie
My Bestfriend, the one who’s always looking out for others. The heart you have and the way you treat others is very inspiring. I wish I had the chance to say goodbye, hug you one last time, hear you sing that one song “Oh Britania”. You will be missed, your always there to put a smile on my face and I will love you forever. Until we meet again ❤️
Brit x
Posted by Ugar Williams on April 17, 2021
A companion and true uncle from childhood. The many adventures of movie nights, robots to Kingston from Port Antonio, crossing the Rio Grande at midnight, riverside cooking and all the fun and laughter. These are just a few of the memories that will keep you always in my heart.
The BEST Uncle ever.
Posted by Nathan Walker on April 17, 2021
In remembrance of my grandpa who will be missed by many but will never be forgotten. You were truly the best grandpa I could’ve asked for, I really wished I could’ve have your world class cooking one last time.

Rest In Peace Popsie
Posted by Tarik Walsh on April 17, 2021
Pops
Pops you are always being thought about. Your loving memory is what a grandfather ought to be. I do miss you. Since you left us. The happiness you brought is remembered everyday. May you find peace in your rest. I will always love you Pops. You are gone but not forgotten. Your spirit lives in my heart.
Posted by Taisha Palmer on April 17, 2021

I walked in your favorite room the other day— with no one around.

The silence I hoped would clear my mind was eerily filled with sound.

I could hear my eyes welling up and I could feel the noise of loss.

I was tasting the ghost aroma of your cooking in the air, seeing your humming sounds of love.

Our world now upside down, backwards, shaken ... different yet familiar.

I sat in your chair- maybe part of you was still soaked in the fabric.

I flicked through channels trying to find an old western, but those channels are now all gone.

Gone like you, I guess.

I retraced your steps. Look through the window, check on the girls. Hum a song, repeat.

A life seeped in love.

I opened your closet, clothes still hung and clean. They were formless but still you. Still smelt, felt.. looked like you. Even a chocolate still in your pocket.

I heard someone coming, I had to go, but I’ll be back to check if you’re really gone.
Posted by Christopher Pearce on April 17, 2021
One year ago you were suddenly taken, but your impact has not been forsaken. Your passing has caused a lot of pain, but cherished memories of a life well lived remain. We mourn, but we won't pretend because this is not the end. Just over the mountain is the Promise Land, where the number of saints will outnumber all the grains of sand.

Sleep In Divine Peace
Posted by Donnette Norman on April 17, 2021
Tribute from family: Sisters Norah and Gloria, nieces and nephews From England.

In memory of our dear brother Raphael. The angels have taken him to a better place, away from all the pain. We will miss your kindness, laugh and infectious smile. You will always in our thoughts and hearts. You will never be forgotten. All our love, Sisters Norah and Gloria, nieces and nephews From England.
Posted by Ayanna Cowie on April 17, 2021
Grandad. I will forever miss you and I love you with all my heart. You will be missed dearly but you are resting and at peace watching over me.
Your memory, joy and happiness that you have left behind will never be forgotten.
I love you. ❤
Posted by Jean Robinson on April 17, 2021
My Dear Uncle Euty
You are so missed by us all.
Your laughter bought joy to us every time you visited us in London.
The cooking, the laughter and fun we had when you were around.
You certainly left your mark.
Our hearts are truly broken 
A true gentleman.
SIEP UNCLE
Love you Always
Posted by Linda Robinson on April 17, 2021
We miss you Uncle

We loved your visits to England but they were never frequent enough. But when you came, the laughter you brought was infectious! You made mum so happy when you came to celebrate her birthday and that’s one of my favourite memories. Rest well Uncle Eutie ❤️ xx
Posted by Wendy Walsh-Walker on April 17, 2021
The Best Father Ever
I was loved, that is how I can reflect on the life of my Dad. There was not anything I needed that he didn't provide. He was always smiling or humming a little tune. He loved us all unconditionally and shared that through all the delicious meals he prepared with joy.

If it was a birthday or a holiday Pops was up early and started cooking up a storm. It was a joy for him to cook and share with family and friends while enjoying some good music. I fondly remembered when he started making his own patties. It took a few tries but I looked forward to having the finished product .

His joy was infectious, his peaceful and calm demeanor is what I remember the most. I miss him so much, but I know he is resting, no more pain, no more worries. Pops you have fought a good fight and have finished the course. Your spirit lives on forever in my heart and the love I felt will never fade.
SiP Daddy
Wendy Walsh-Walker (Rosy)

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Posted by Brandon Johnson on May 1, 2021
I was to say my sympathy to my sister and her family, mass Eutie was a lovely brother in law. I will always be grateful for the way he looked after my mother. Any friends and family that came to Jamaica he made sure they felt welcome and at home. May he rest in eternal peace.
From your sister Laurel Johnson
Posted by Amari Adams on May 1, 2021
Mass Uthy,always put a smile on your face.I cant record a dull moment being around you. Words cant explain your hospitality and kind hearth you show. You take great pride in your finger licking cooking,not only that you always share your knowledge . You will be greatly miss Mass Uthy.
Posted by Mark Bell on May 1, 2021
Who am I?
Once a man but twice a child. In the morning I have four legs, in the evening I have two and then in the night I have three. Who am I? Once a man, twice a child. Should we forget this humble thought. Once a man but twice a child. Life is a privilege we are all granted. We take on the challenges of life and sometimes get distracted but we should always remember stay humble. My uncle Eutie is my defence is one of the most humble and honorable persons Ive ever met. Who can ever not catch his contageous smile from a mile away. I know, you just cant get that bright smile out of your head. As a little boy growing, I would always anticipate the summer holidays. It wasn't so much the break from school that was the exciting part but rather a trip to Fairy Hill, up by uncle Eutie. I loved fried chicken. In fact I can remember my grandmother would always tell me that I would eventuly grow wings and fly. I could not resist the savoy fried chicken my uncle makes. Uncle Eutie, no body does it better and its finger licking good. Now if youve ever been around my uncle you'll know principles and discipline. These are keys to a successfull life. He is one to emulate. I miss you uncle Eutie. I know you are in a better place where there is no thought of hurt as compared to the harsh reality of this world. I love you.
          Mark
his Life

Eulogy For The Life of Mass Eutie

  1. Raphael Joseph Walsh, Mus Mus Eutie, Mas Eutie, Pops, Popsie was born on May 1, 1939 to Ms. Viola Graham and Mr. Oliver Smith. He grew up in Port Antonio, Jamaica and attended Titchfield Elementary School. The family moved to Mill Bank when he was 9 years old, where Eutie attended Comfort Castle Primary School. Eutie returned to Port Antonio at the age of 16 where he pursued a career in motor mechanics. He worked at Sydney Pang Garage until he migrated to England in 1962, where he started his journey as a family man. He became the proud father of 3 children: Eileen, Julie and Martin. 

He later returned to Jamaica with his 3 children. There he met and married Sylvia, the love of his life. They often share the story of how when they first met, he proclaimed that he was not the marrying type yet 6 months later he was a married man. That connection that joined them is still as strong today as it was back then, as evidenced by the way she continues to mourn her love. In a recent conversation, we encapsulated what we have witnessed this past year in the phrase, “Dem nuh mek luv like dis no more, no sah” 

The couple was blessed with 2 children, Wendy and Filbert, in addition, to Sylvia’s 3 children: Andrew, Maureen and Pauline. The family established a home in Port Antonio and then later moved to Fairy Hill where they lived until the children migrated to England and the United States of America. Eutie worked in the tourist industry as a cabin steward until he retired in 1992. I fondly recall those times when he was in between jobs and I did not get lunch money for school. I remember clearly all the detailed nuances of the image of him standing at the school gate with my lunch money. Always a smile, always a joke and always a nudge, “go buy your lunch”, in a way that only Pops could. This is the hallmark of this man, my hero…a man who loves deeply, a man who fathers children that are not his own….shhhh don’t tell him I said that. If you ask him, he is going to say I am his daughter, his Indian.

In 2004, Eutie migrated to the US to join his wife where he resided until his death. Eutie passed away unexpectedly on April 17, 2020. He leaves behind his wife Sylvia, 5 children, Eileen, Julie, Martin, Wendy and Filbert, 3 step children, Andrew, Maureen and Pauline, 9 grand-children, 3 great grandchildren, 5 sisters, several nephews and nieces. 

His Legacy

I know he would want his legacy to be for us to not take life so serious that we cannot see the joy in every waking moment. He would want us to celebrate every chance that we get, living, loving and laughing. And of course, he would want us to take care of Si. 

Today, we pay homage to you Raphael Euthan Joseph Walsh, our Pops! We’ll always remember that special smile, that caring heart, that hum through good times and bad times. We’ll always remember you Pops. You are forever in our hearts, my HERO!

Written by Dr. Pauline Pearce


My Father My Hero- Pauline Pearce

  • My Father, My Hero

I remember my father fondly and with amazement at the many roles that he played in our lives: The medic, who would have some type of tablets or medicine that could counteract any problems that ails you. The cook, who always has food on the stove ready to be served to any old passer-by. The party planner, whose love of celebrations was just another excuse to cook and feed us. The loving, doting husband who had his wife’s lunch packed and made his way out every night at 11 pm like clockwork to walk his wife home from work. The man, who was able to make light of any tough situation that would somehow turn into bursts of laughter and memories made.
Dr. Pauline Pierce

Life with my Father In Law- Mass Eutie- Donnette Norman

  • I was first introduced to Mass Eutie when my then fiance Andrew (his stepson)  took me to Portland to meet his family. I was immediately attracted to his warmth and humility.
He made me feel real special and before long I began to feel like one of his daughters. He was extremely kind and courteous to me and I felt at home every time i visited Portland.

Mass Eutie was an excellent chef. He volunteered to prepare the meals I loved when I went to Portland. Steam Fish, Curry Mutton, Manish water. Apart from his excellent culinary skills, the meals were prepared with love and that made a big difference.

I enjoyed talking to Mass Eutie, having travelled a lot we talked about his time spent working on the cruise ships around the world and the many life lessons he had learnt growing up in life.

A visit never ended without a good time of prayer.  
Mass Eutie I love him then, now, forever and always.❤
May  his soul rest in peace.
Donnette Norman- Daughter In Law
Recent stories

Dear Pops,

Shared by Melissa Norman on April 23, 2021
Not only have I lost a grandad but a father too and that’s what you were. I use to say you are my two in one.

As a young girl growing up without my father. You seamlessly stepped into play and took on both roles. You were everyone’s daddy and popsie and it really didn’t matter to you because you were there to serve. I couldn’t be ever more grateful.

There are so many memories I could share, yet the most treasured ones with you are those we shared back home in Jamaica. Of that; my childhood memories with you are tinged with humour, laughter and of course your sternness. You could be quite strict when there was a need. Only to protect and steer us in the right direction. A great example of a great father and a leader.

You taught me first hand the secrets of what a good cook ought to be. Those moments of us near the hot coil fire outside, whilst I watch and help you cook the best manish water soup and so much more, I’m yet to find one as good.

I would watch and spend countless hours with you in the kitchen. One thing was for sure, no one could trouble your pot. Then you would say wash up Lis. That wasn’t your most favourite thing let’s just say, haha.

It made me happy when you visited us here in the UK, in having the opportunity to return the favour of cooking for you. You then said, “cho man she learn from the best”. I’m glad you were made proud. 

You were always the first up in the early hours of the morning, drinking your cup of coffee whilst sitting out on the veranda. This was one your favourite things to do; whilst humming to one of your favourite old time tunes. Then pondering what you were going to cook for us that day. 

Your forever and soothing smile was infectious and captivating. If you weren’t happy with something you would let it be known straight away. I loved that about you. Nothing bothered you. You never looked sad or grumpy nor were you worried about a thing, you were always at such peace. Even to the very end of your life’s journey with us. This is what as given me great comfort. These are only a handful of reasons why you are missed.

Your words weren’t always much, yet you had the biggest heart and the kindest soul. It showed in everything you would do. The real treasure of a grandad.

Never before as such a blow been struck in our midst. You were a wonderful patriarch who guided and sheltered us and will continue doing so with the trademark you have left in our hearts. Though your gone to rest- I’ll forever reflect on the wonderful and joyous times we’ve shared. You were our calm rock in the rapid currents of our life’s. Though I remain at peace in knowing you are resting in the Heavenly Realm Of God.

You were sent to serve us all for a time and we are so blessed and honoured that God choose you for us. Our world has been blessed beyond measures. 

You will forever live in my heart, life will not be the same without you. Missing You❤️

My Pops

Shared by Julie Walsh on April 17, 2021
Dearest Pops

The weekend was our time to catch up and you always made me laugh. You were always jovial and you love to tease,  you would say “ you girls are getting old “ and I would say “ not as old as you “ 

I always had something to tell you and you always had something to tell me. I miss our conversations; I’m great full  for all the beautiful memories you have left us with. 

Sleep in eternal peace my beloved father ❤️

My dear Uncle Eutie

Shared by Janet Sturdy on April 17, 2021
When I think of my Uncle I think of him with great fondness and how he used to make us laugh! He was a great cook and a funny guy! We looked forward to his visits to England, as we could guarantee that there would be a big family party and he would be in charge of making the biggest pot of stew peas! We miss you Uncle, but we have our great memories of you in the UK! Love always