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JTA director laid to rest

Friday, March 2, 2018
Family members of the late JTA director Carlyle Kenneth Mack (inset) in prayer during his funeral service at the Benedict’s RC Church in La Romaine yesterday. PICTURE RISHI RAGOONAATH

Mack, 69, who lost his battle with cancer earlier this week, was given a grand send off yesterday, the highlight of which was a procession through the C3 Shopping Complex.

Mourners turned out to pay their last respects at a funeral service at the St Benedict’s RC Church yesterday morning.

In the eulogy, Mack’s nephew, Curtis, said the late businessman showed a great deal of courage in his final months.

“For the past ten months as my uncle battled an aggressive form of cancer he fought and fought and was always optimistic that he would beat it. He never gave up even to his last breath.

“He also never complained about any pain or discomfort. He was champion to the very end showing great composure courage and determination,” he said.

He described his uncle as a strong, family-oriented, friendly and down to earth man who always had a smile on his face.

Another nephew, Christopher, said Mack was like a father to him and was his hero.

Fr Christian Pereria, who officiated at the service, told mourners: “We realise that people like him make us feel that life is worth the effort and that our efforts are worth the journey we are engaged in.”

He said the experience of the Mack’s life was a reminder “of God’s life in more ways than one.” Pereira added that the love Mack shared and experienced in his family was a blessing which will be cherished by many generations.

Following the service, the funeral cortège drove through the shopping mall. A private interment took place at Belgroves Funeral Home on Coffee Street.


The wrong photo was used yesterday in our story on the passing of businessman Carlyle Kenneth Mack. We apologise to his loved ones and friends for the error.


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