We announce the death of Rosemerlyn Colaire-Shillingford. A past teacher of the Savanne Paille Primary
School, St. John’s Primary School, Portsmouth Secondary School, Roseau Girls School, St. Mary’s
Dominica Grammar School and a Tutor at the University of the West Indies. She was a certified
and a Circuit Preacher at the Bethesda Methodist Church.
She leaves to mourn
R. St. Hayvisse Shillingford
3 Children: Lindon and Hilthia Johnson and Fr. Conan Shillingford
1 Grandson: Dante Richards
Daughter-in-law: Julia Johnson
2 Adopted Children: Palestrina Rolle and Edward Coipel
2 God children: Ferdinand Baron in Guadeloupe and Jessie Cognet
Sister and Caretaker: Nurse Coralithia Colaire
Other Sisters: Jermainia Didier, Lyndia Colaire and Lilian Cognet
Brothers: Jonathan and Eversley Colaire
Sisters-in-law: Rena and Jacqueline Colaire, Allistaire Green, Sandra Shillingford-Roberts, Merna Harris
and Elrica Joseph
Brothers-in-law: Clayton Shillingford in Canada, Gairy Didier, Phillip John, Paul Green, Roy Roberts,
Jeoffrey Harris, Clyde, Darnel, Aldalric, and Howard Shillingford
Aunt: Octavia Pinard and family
Nieces: Jermaine, Chancillia, Leandra, Metsi, Ameka, Gabrielle, Jadzia and Joanna
Nephews: Edmund, Chaucer, Johnathan Jr. Jacquev, Jerrad, Nathan, Simeon, Daniel and Jermichael
Grand Nieces: Micah, Sielle, Destini, Dhivyne and Mijah
Grandnephew: Jerquan and Jelani Colaire
Many grandnieces and nephews in law too numerous to mention
Adopted Grandsons: Earsari and Earshun
Close relatives: including Rev. Dr. William Watty and Victoria Watty and the rest of the Watty families,
Augustus Colaire and family, Elsa Tavernier, the Colaire families of Woodfordhill and Laplaine, the

Wayland family in Mero including Connie Wayland, Velmer Connor and family in Portsmouth, Eudora
Shaw and family, Medina Destouche-German and family, Clemina Scotland and family, the Dalrymple
families, Larkland, Clarita and Lydia Richards in St. Kitts
Close friends: Simeon Joseph, Augustina Petit in St. Martin, Maria Smith in Anguilla, Cilma Reid, H E
Charles Savarin and Mrs Savarin, Julius Timothy, Rosemary Lockhart, Myrtle Prevost in Marigot, Annette
Austrie in Goodwill, Rev. Mona Frazier and family, Bishop Gabriel Malzier, the clergy of the Roman
Catholic church, Ramous Rolle and family, Matron Vanya Bruney-Loblack the Shillingford and Alleyne,
Fr. Robert Christo and family, Elaine Blanc, Susan Gadoo, Theresa Lord, Fr. Jason Grell, Rosemund Jolly
and family all in Trinidad, Staff of the Dominica Grammar School, communities of Elmshall and Lagon
Portsmouth, Staff of Glover Ward and the Accident and Emergency Department of the PHM, Members
of the Behesda Methodist Church choir and the wider Dominica Methodist Church family, Members of
the Methodist Church Circuit Ministers.

The body of the late Rosemerlyn Colaire-Shillingford will be transported from Lyndhurst Funeral Home
for viewing at 12:30pm at the Bethesda Methodist Church on Friday, 24 th July, 2020. Funeral Services
takes place at 1:00pm followed by interment at the Roman Catholic Cemetery.

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