Dedicated to the memory of our departed, beloved, Studley Eustace Elmes. He remains in our hearts forever.
  • 66 years old
  • Born on October 29, 1948 .
  • Passed away on December 24, 2014 .

Thanksgiving Service
for the Life of

Studley "Sammy" Elmes  

Wesley Methodist Church
Seaton Street, Basseterre, St. Kitts
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. 

Officiating Minister: Rev. Joyce F. Rohan
              Organist: Sis. Lorna Richards 


 Order of Service
Sentences............................................................................Rev. Joyce F. Rohan
Hymn............................................................"Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah"
Prayer .................................................................................Rev. Joyce F. Rohan
Psalm 23 (Sung) ........................................................"The Lord Is My Shepherd"
Solo.......................................................................................Mrs. Pearline Elmes
Formal Remembrance.................................................................Mr. Emile Elmes
The Epistle.....1 Corinthians 15: 50-58..................................Mrs. Michele Jacobs
The Gospel.....John 14: 1-6. 27 ..........................................Rev. Joyce F. Rohan
 Offering / Organ Interlude....."Melody in F"...........................Sis. Lorna Richards
Hymn........................................................................."O Jesus I Have Promised" 
The Message...................................................................... Rev. Joyce F. Rohan
Apostle's Creed
Prayer of Thanksgiving ........................................................Rev Joyce F. Rohan
Commendation.....................................................................Rev. Joyce F. Rohan
Lord's Prayer
Hymn .........................................................................."Nearer My God To Thee"
Benediction..........................................................................Rev. Joyce F. Rohan
Recessional Hymn.........................................."I Know That My Redeemer Lives"


Interment at the Springfield Cemetery

Posted by Paul Archibald on 29th October 2018
From time to time, I reminisce about the good times we had in Grammar School, the Cadet Corps and in particular the endless fun times we shared in the Cassanovas band. Sammy, I think of you and your special gifts with fondness and a touch of envy too. I still smile when I think of your unique sense of humour as well. May your memory never die!
Posted by Daryl Auwai on 29th October 2018
Sammy! Wish you were still here. We'd be having (in your words) "ice cream and cake". After all, it's your birthday. Skitch
Posted by Jeffrey Dellimore on 8th November 2017
From time to time I recall the happy times Studley and I spent together - in London, as students responding to racial incidents with good humour, and in Guyana where we often got together during my visits to Caricom Secretariat. His unique sense of humour, his philosophising and his selflessness and goodwill towards all in his circle of friends down to the very last will always be a treasured memory. He will live forever in the hearts of those who knew him!
Posted by Cheryl Blair-Kijewski on 24th December 2016
Studley was my older brother's best friend, but you'd never know it if you were on the outside looking in. You'd be convinced that he was my best friend. He, my brother and I attended my senior prom, and I was the belle of the ball with my two charming escorts!!! I will always remember him and how gracious he always was. I got to know and subsequently became friend with his entire family - both immediate and extended -- because of him. What a guy! Love you Studley!
Posted by Creswell Lawrence on 24th December 2016
Because of Junior's impact on my life I have learned and continue to learn patience & a love for people generally. He was a real treasure in every way & I am confident that he will rise again at the trumpet sound, to an eternal life with all the saints. I try to pass on his gentle nature to my own children and keep his good influence going.
Posted by Paul Archibald on 29th October 2016
Just taking a few moments to remember my friend Sammy. I will always have fond memories of your humour, your extraordinary musical gifts and your academic achievements. You continue to inspire us to aim higher and give our very best - gone, but definitely not forgotten.
Posted by Daryl Auwai on 29th October 2016
Only yesterday at a lunch in Toronto, Don Warner, Stephen Abbott, Cosbert Manchester and myself brought fond memories of how you delighted us throughout the time we shared from our very infancy to our parting. We reminisced of days of your magnificence and glory from St. Kitts and across the world; London, New York, Toronto, Montreal, Guyana and sundry places. We are still in love, filled with awe and wonder. Sleep deep sweet prince. Happy Birthday, Skitch
Posted by Dinsdale Lawrence on 29th October 2016
As the Anniversary of the birth of Studley Junior comes around once more, we remember him fondly. I join his remaining brothers and the rest of the family in offering prayers and supplications to the Almighty Creator for his Mercy and Blessings on our departed brother and cousin and remain confident that he will be called to Glory. Studley passed on much knowledge and as some of us who received that knowledge pass it on to others, we continue his good works and extend is legacy. May he find Eternal Peace.
Posted by Paul Archibald on 29th October 2015
Sammy will always be remembered for his intellect, wonderful sense of humour and the very gifted musician he was -- even in his teens. Case in point: one day while practising in the Cassanovas band, he suggested a unique yet simple musical approach where the sax and guitar played an octave apart. I can still see the look of disbelief from more than one of the band members -- until we heard just how sweet it sounded especially for that particular tune! Looks of disbelief quickly turned to awe as we embraced the new arrangement and pressed on. He is truly missed but definitely not forgotten!
Posted by Daryl Auwai on 29th October 2015
Always in my heart and remaining an inspiration to my mind. Remembering you on this 2015 birthday. Forever my friend, forever.....forever "pal"
Posted by Ian Hodge on 29th October 2015
My first memory of Sammy is of his wanting to come with Emile to our home at Limekiln. Emile, as an elder brother was not sure that it was a good idea. Sammy came anyway. At that stage he was just one of Emile's three younger brothers. He quickly graduated from that status and became a friend in his own right. He has been my friend ever since. Like Emile, he has a permanent and prominent place in the story of my life. Goodbye, Sammy. Walk good.
Posted by Ronald M Gordon on 19th February 2015
My good fortune was meeting Studley Eustace Elmes when we both joined the CARICOM Secretariat in June of 1977. Our friendship began then and continued until his recent passing. Over the years I discovered that, among other characteristics, Studley was a visionary who was gifted with a strong mathematical intellect. This attribute led him to design a matrix of numbers with multiple commercial applications - including painting, embroidery, film making and advertising - for which he commenced seeking proprietary intellectual property rights in February 2013. Beginning May 2014 through to October 2014 we exchanged several letters pertaining to furthering his interest in Galois’ theory on the solutions to polynomials of the nth degree, otherwise known as ‘the theory of fields’. Alas Studley passed while pursuing his interest in this project. As has been observed elsewhere in these pages, Studley was blessed with a unique set of talents which those of us with whom he interacted were privileged to share with him. May his soul rest in peace.
Posted by Creswell Lawrence on 4th February 2015
There was always excitement when Junior (as we called him) passed through Dominica and visited us. I remember when he was working in Guyana with Caricom and he came to visit us on his way back after a holiday. Will always remember his broad smile and gentle spirit. A very loving man who just oozed the fruit of the Spirit - love, joy, peace and all the rest. Also remember him for the sharpness of his mind. Ever the inventor, Junior wrote to me in the summer of 2014 asking me to do some research for him into some complex mathematical principle and I was able to find it and email the info to him. Will miss him, but grateful to have known him and to have had him as a cousin.
Posted by Tributes Received on 28th January 2015
I have very fond, happy memories of the time I spent in Sammy's company in my teen years. From friend to colleague, to teacher, to very gifted and inspiring musical mentor in the Cassanovas band. We had such great fun and many memorable experiences in that band. May you rekindle your musical gifts in heaven where they are anxiously awaiting your musical guitar. --Paul Archibald
Posted by Tributes Received on 28th January 2015
With the passing of so many years it seems like yesterday. Studley will be missed not only by me, Wendy, but by the entire Watson's family. He was a kind, loving, friendly, understanding, warm and gentle person. We loved him unconditionally and he will always be remembered daily in our hearts. May his soul rest in peace. --Wendy Thornhill
Posted by Tributes Received on 28th January 2015
Studley, so gifted. So much about education, so much about learning, and teaching new things. An intellectual. A meeting with Studley was in many cases about something new he had discovered or learnt about, and at the same time giving the historical importance of his findings. As well as his being gifted, I do remember him as being sometimes reserved, but above all so very kind and compassionate, and his devotion to his family of whom he always spoke about. --Mabs Holder, Barbados
Posted by Tributes Received on 28th January 2015
Studley was always very caring, generous and loyal. May his soul rest in peace. I am a better person for having known him. --Pam Massiah
Posted by Tributes Received on 28th January 2015
I will be eternally grateful to Studley for helping me emigrate to the U.S. Studley's help allowed me to study and I am now a practicing Ob/Gyn. He was a great person and role model. --Keith Watson
Posted by Tributes Received on 28th January 2015
May the soul of this very special man rest in peace. He was a champion in all respects and will be sorely missed. Rest in peace, Studley. --Cheryl Blair-Kijewski
Posted by Tributes Received on 28th January 2015
Sammy was a great person and as many have said, had a great sense of humor. We met on several occasions during the period of time I worked in Guyana and he was with the Guyana Bauxite Company. He will be sadly missed by all. --Roy Warner
Posted by Tributes Received on 28th January 2015
Sammy and myself participated in many church plays. We did a lot together during our time in the Cadet Corp. Sammy was a comedian that one had to laugh at his humour. Sammy you will be missed by many. Rest in Peace and Your Memories Will be Cherished in our hearts. --McDonald Warner
Posted by Tributes Received on 28th January 2015
Sammy was a good man; a great friend and fine guitarist. He had a wonderful eclectic sense of humour. Bright, focused and highly intelligent. We had good times in school, in the band and in the 70's in the U.K. Sammy, you will be missed. May you rest in eternal peace. --Cosbert Manchester
Posted by Tributes Received on 28th January 2015
Sammy was loved by everyone and apart from his obvious academic abilities and his musical talents he had a comedic side to him that he shared with us and kept us in stitches on many occasions, especially at Cadet Camp...Rest in Peace my dear Friend...Much Grace. --Stephen Abbott.
Posted by Tributes Received on 28th January 2015
Studley was my good friend from small-school days. He nick-named me 'Skitch' and taught me to play guitar and 'second-pan.' His sense of the comedic was wonderful...An excellent musician (guitarist in the The Cassanovas) and raconteur, he maintained his lovable personality and humility even as he rose to significant international appointments as engineer and consultant. Rest in Peace 'pal.' --Daryl Auwai
Posted by Tributes Received on 28th January 2015
Sammy and I go back a long, long way. From our early days swimming and playing in the sand at Lime Kiln Bay, to years together in class and especially in the chemistry lab at Grammar School...Sammy always had a brilliant sense of humour. He was smart, caring and very generous. I have several pleasant memories of our time together. His memory will live on...Please rest assured that 'Joy cometh in the morning." --Allan Somersall
Posted by Doreen Lawrence-Kirwan on 27th January 2015
My dear cousin, Studley. He was such a witty and jovial person. He could make me laugh with his non-stop barrage of jokes! I looked forward to holding conversations with him on my visits home. I will surely miss him. Rest in peace. Love, Doreen
Posted by Jeffrey Dellimore on 25th January 2015
Studley was a great friend from my London University days. We shared many exploits in London and Guyana, which I still remember fondly. I will always remember him as a kind, generous and loyal friend. Gone to peaceful rest but not forgotten.
Posted by Ewart Thomas on 25th January 2015
I met Studley on a visit to my native Guyana, when Studley worked at Caricom. We may never have met again, but I looked forward in recent years to an annual exchange of emails, in which he would regale me with an account of the latest cultural trends in St Kitts! He was a thoughtful, generous and gentle soul - may he rest in peace!
Posted by Dora Isaac on 24th January 2015
While Studley and I were classmates, I admired his academic brilliance. After our school days, we developed a friendship in which he proved to be respectful, thoughtful, generous and trustworthy. I remember him fondly. May his soul rest in peace!

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