Professor Holman Eugène Williams
Date of Death : 20-Sep-2020
Date of Funeral : 01-Oct-2020 (09:00 am)
Funeral Location : Clark & Battoo’s Chapel
Professor Holman Eugène Williams of St. Ann’s Port of Spain, died peacefully at his home with his beloved wife by his side, on September 20th, 2020. He was in his 95th year. Holman was born in 1926 on the island of Guadeloupe, French West Indies, to father Charles Holman Barker Williams (a Master’s degree Harvard Graduate in Agriculture) and mother Marie-Joseph Anselme Julie (née Mignard). He was the younger of two sons and spent his formative years in British Guiana. He later enrolled in the DICTA (Diploma in Tropical Agriculture) program for one year before the University of Toronto. He went on to receive his Master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin and his Ph.D in Virology at the University of Edinburgh. In 1966, Holman married his wife Marina Anne (née Marshall) and together they have two children Leslie (John Trovato) and Luke (Kim Chen) Williams and three grandchildren Solange Williams, Marina Trovato and Danielle Williams. He will be missed by his sisters in law Leo Marshall and Lauren Urtel and all of his wonderful nephews and nieces, with a special mention to Anne Vidal (née Williams). He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Sydney John Albert, his sister - in law Paula Patricia (née Julien) and his nephew David Williams. Prof Williams dedicated his professional life to improving the standards of tertiary education and providing opportunities for all students that crossed his path. On returning to Trinidad, he became the in 1965. He taught students in the Faculty of Agriculture and at the Mt. Hope Veterinary School for a of teaching he made numerous contributions. These included forming part of the task force that built the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, travelling to numerous countries throughout the world to establish recommendations for the veterinary curriculum and liaising with colleagues both at UWI and the University Of McGill to establish the Sugar Cane Feed Center. Later he prepared Accreditation Policies and Procedures in Veterinary Medical Education. “Prof Williams” as he was fondly known passed with a grace that has cloaked him throughout his entire life. His service will be held on Thursday 1st October 2020, from Clark & Battoo’s Chapel, 11 Tragarete Road, P.O.S at 9:00 a.m. followed by Cremation and Live Streaming for all those that would like to join his family on facebook, Clark and Battoo, P.O.S. page. In light of enforcing the physical distancing required with COVID 19, we ask that only family members be in attendance. For enquiries; call C&B: (868) 625-1170. To send condolences please visit our website
To the family and friends of Mr Holman Eugene Williams I sincerely extend my condolences. Mr Holman would have shared priceless friendships and relationships with you all.Certainly the death of a loved one is a painful experience. The reason being we were not created to die.The Holy Scriptures tells us at Ecclesiastes 3:11 that" He (God) has put eternity into our hearts.So, therefore why do we die? The Scriptures gives the answer Romans 5:12 says Through one man sin and death entered the world. But lovingly our Heavenly Father promises to swallow up death Forever .Isn't that comforting? Feel free to visit the website for more information
Heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Williams and family. Lots of strength and courage at this time. Prof. Williams has inspired and taught me a lot at UWI. He was my Head of Department in 1983 when I started working at UWI. He was a colleague and guide at the School of Veterinary Medicine for many years. Many of us learnt a lot from Prof and we are a very grateful for all the guidance and assistance. R.I.P. Professor Williams.
Anjanee Ramsamooj
Dr. Rastogi and I would like to express our deepest condolences to Marina and the family. Prof. as we call him have been a part our lives over many years.He lectured to me as a student. He was Head of Department, when my husband joined the then Livestock Department. Over the years he has been a family friend, colleague, advisor and mentor. Our family will greatly miss him at our gatherings. The Livestock industry has certainly lost a stalwart. RIP Prof.
Rajendra and Leela Rastogi
Accept our deepest sympathy marina,; you are continually in our prayers. May Holman rest in peace. Julian and Ann
Julian and Ann Duncan
My deepest condolences to Prof’s family. I spent many hours in his classes at UWI (81-85) ...enjoying them all. He will be missed.
Surresh Maharaj
My deepest condolences to Mrs Williams and family on the passing of our dear Prof H. Williams. He will be greatly missed by the former and present staff and students of the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM), UWI. His contribution to the SVM and UWI is immeasurable, having been involved in the planning and execution of the School as well as teaching there for many years after its establishment in 1989. He was also involved in numerous research and mentored many, many students. As such it was indeed fitting that the building housing the teaching and virology, diagnostic and research labs at the School of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, EWMSC Mt Hope was named after him. Prof Williams was what we called a true, true gentleman. We the former staff always remember his humbleness, his gentleness, his wit and most of all his guidance and vast knowledge. We also remember the commitment of his wife Marina who was almost always at his side. We miss him. Go in peace Prof. You have done well! God bless and comfort Mrs Marina Williams and the rest of his family.
Donna Maria Pereira-Affoon
Dear Mrs. Williams and family, kindly accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of Prof H. Williams. I fondly recall our brief chats after service at Christ Church Cascade, he will be missed. My prayers and love are with you all! Kenny Oliver.
Kenny Oliver
Always fondly remember Uncle Holman fondly calling my brothers and myself "Chicken Little" when we were children. Stayed with Uncle Holman and Auntie Marina while my family were in Barbados and I had to remain in Trinidad to complete my ballet exam at age 8 and later as an adult as I completed my medical studies in Trinidad May you rest in peace and rise in glory Uncle Holman Love and deepest sympathy to Auntie Marina, Leslie and Luke Karen Springer and family
Karen Springer
Prof., in his life has touched so many, how wonderful if these by their good wishes could help him now. We know thats impossible...what is possible though is that we can see him again and he can continue to touch lives. How so? By means of Gods promise to resurrect the dead John 5:28,29 says "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out"...what a wonderful hope.It is our hope for him and all our loved ones who have died. If you believe search futher or contact Anne 731 2325.
Anne Mohit
To the grieving family and friends of “Prof Williams” , I extend my deepest sympathy. Professor has indeed dedicated his life to improving the lives of others, then there is the problem that all mankind face “death”. Our Heavenly Father Jehovah has given us the hope of life free from all the problems that plague us now. Consider these bible passages: 1 Corinthians 15:26 “And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing. “ Acts 24:15 “... there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” Psalm 37:29 “The righteous will possess the earth, And they will live forever on it.” Jehovah God has promised to resurrect or bring back to life our loved ones, to enjoy life again, right here on a renewed earth. Please look at this short video clip that answers the question: Is There Hope for the Dead? share
Geneviève Francis

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