– Veteran broadcaster Pat Cameron to be cremated
Yesterday, Guyanese said farewell to the country’s oldest citizen, Matilda Lewis, following a funeral service at St Andrew’s Kirk, Brickdam.
Matilda Lewis, 113, died on Tuesday at the Salvation Army Women’s Home where she lived for more than two decades.
The funeral arrangements were in place a long time ago when Rev. Oswald Best undertook to bury the woman who appeared to have no known relatives, undertook to finalise everything. He died earlier this year.
The Diocesan Women’s Arm, which provided Matilda’s every need in her last days, were prominent at the funeral. The members paid tribute to a woman most had come to call friend.
Matilda Lewis was born on May 16, 1896. Perched atop her
coffin was ‘113’ fashioned from a wreath to indicate the age at which she died.
And the people who record the oldest people in the world have said that the fact that the woman has died does not negate the fact that the Guinness Book of World Records is interested. Efforts are still being made to authenticate the woman’s date of birth.
Meanwhile veteran broadcaster Pat Cameron, who died two days ago, will be cremated in New York, according to relatives, on Monday.
There will be a two-hour viewing before a funeral service and subsequent cremation.
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