Mrs. Bernadine Audrey Rudder of The Villa, La Pastora, Santa Cruz, passed away peacefully on September 20, 2019, at the age of 99. She was the mother of Renwick (Cynthia), Jacqueline, Madeleine (Simon), Jeanette (Jeffrey), and Odette (Ewart). She was predeceased by her husband, Albert Garnet Rudder, her sons Frank (Jessy) and Paul (Mary), her daughter, Mary (Glenn), her parents, Henry and Eugenia Richardson, and her siblings, Olga, Elton, Kenneth, Jack, Erma, Roy and Marjorie. She was the grandmother to Yvonne, Beverly, Andrew (Rudder); Carolyn, Tonya, Alex (Bynoe); Paul, Rachel (Yates); Chima, Eka, Ayana, Malaika (Rudder); Imari, Chike, Kiran (Dellimore); Teka, Teceta, and Tolu (Thomas), and she was the great-grandmother to 29. Known to many as Mama and Auntie Berna, she nurtured not only her children but also some of her grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She taught us all to enjoy the simple things of life, like reading, the value of education, and the human values of decency, dignity, grace and resilience. She will be sorely missed.
A funeral mass will be held at 10:00am on Friday, September 27, 2019, at Holy Cross R. C. Church, La Pastora Rd, Santa Cruz. This will be followed by interment in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Rudder’s family asks that cash or check donations be sent to Les Amantes de Jesus Society, LP 194, La Pastora Rd, Santa Cruz, Trinidad & Tobago.
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