COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Jamaica’s Richards wins gold in shot put

GLASGOW, Scotland --- Jamaica's O'Dayne Richards won gold in the men's shot put with a Commonwealth Games record of 21.61 metres. Read more

News

Dr Winston Nesbeth remembered as amazing husband, father, family man

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com

Monday, September 09, 2013    

Print this page Email A Friend!


THE New Haven Seventh-day Adventist Church, in New Haven in Kingston, could not hold the large number of mourners who yesterday paid their final respects to Dr Winston Nesbeth, co-owner of the WYS Catering Limited.

The life of the 65-year-old businessman was untimely and viciously snuffed out by gunmen who shot him at his home on August 24 during an apparent robbery. His wife, Rose, sustained a knife injury in the attack.

Nesbeth at the time of his death operated the canteen concession with his wife at this newspaper's Beechwood Avenue head office in Kingston.

Yesterday, the mourners who packed and overflowed the church to celebrate his life ignored the gruesome manner in which he was killed, and instead focused entirely on the exemplary life that he had lived and the cherished memories that he left behind.

Brownie, as he was affectionately called, was remembered as a devoted and faithful husband, amazing father, a family man, a devoted man of God, and a brilliant scholar by the long list of family, friends and associates who paid glowing tributes to him.

Nesbeth's widow, Rose, in her tribute which was read by family friend, Flo Darby, revered him for his fervent drive for success and his unwavering commitment to his family.

"The way you loved, nurtured and protected our children filled my heart with pride daily," she wrote.

"When I met you 41 years ago, I was immediately captivated by your love for God, your calm and intellect, and I thank god for the blessing of being your wife, soulmate, best friend and business partner," Rose's tribute read.

The couple's two daughters also paid tribute to their father in song, remembering him as a man who instilled in them values from an early age and always supported them in all their endeavours.

"Daddy, you always inspired us to strive for the best," Wendy said. " We appreciate the fact that you cared about every minute aspect of our lives, from our academics and our careers, to our extra-curricular activities and friendships, even to minor scrapes and bugs that pestered us. Nothing was too trivial -- you treated everything with deep concern and compassion."

Thanks for making us feel loved and capable," Yolanda said.

Tavia Dunn, niece and Fernando Whyte, nephew of the deceased, both remembered their uncle as a role model and a caring family man. They recalled that he was also a jovial person who had a great sense of humour, and an accomplished member of the family who was humble and kind.

Dr Nesbeth, who is also survived by two brothers, two sisters and other relatives and friends, was interred at the Dovecot Memorial Gardens in St Catherine.

ADVERTISEMENT

POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

 

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper – email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

Should the next Police Commissioner be recruited from overseas?
Yes
No


View Results »


ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT