Age 98, of Homestead, Spooner’s Hill, St. Michael. Devoted member of Our Lady Queen of the Universe Catholic Church and former Secretary-Treasurer of Queen’s College.
Widow of the late Lionel Sarsfield Toppin.
Mother of Lionel, Patrick and Andy Toppin, Lelia Lord and the late Andrea Quinton. Mother-in-Law of Betty Brathwaite.
Grandmother of Jason, Rochelle, Graham, Danielle, Tamara, Philip, Andrea and Peter Toppin, Kathy Cezont, Delamiko Bey, Justin Quinton, Adanna Thomas, Machi Humphrey and the late Jomo Lord.
Great-grandmother of fifteen.
Great-great- grandmother of one.
Cousin of Stanley Johnson of Washington, Marjorie Marsie-Hazen of Jamaica and the late Ben Johnson of Italy.
Friend of the Haynes, Belgrave, Deane, Hunte and Miller families, Romona Kissoon, Wendy Newton, Joyce Charles, Dr. Michael Charles, Sharon Ishmael-Ward and many others.
The funeral of Rita Martha Toppin née Bellerand leaves Lyndhurst Funeral Home, Passage Road, St Michael, on Thursday, March 21st, 2019 for Our Lady Queen of the Universe Catholic Church, Black Rock, St Michael, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 10:00 a.m., for a requiem mass. The cortege will then proceed to the Westbury Cemetery for the interment.
The organist and members of the church choir are asked to attend.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Barbados Association for Cancer Advocacy would be graciously accepted.
The body of Rita Martha Toppin nee Bellerand will repose in the Colin Parkinson Memorial Chapel, Lyndhurst Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday March 20th, 2019.
Condolences may be sent to www.lyndhurstfuneralhome.com