sombre Felix Edinborough, dressed as pierrot grenade, bows
his head during the funeral service for his friend, renowned
Midnight Robber Brian Honore.
Renowned commentator and Midnight Robber Brian Honore was
laid to rest yesterday to the strains of calypso music and
amidst traditional Carnival characters.
Honore, who collapsed and died of a massive heart attack last
week, was honoured in song, poem, speech and performance during
his funeral service at St Charles RC Church, Tunapuna.
The pathway to the church was lined with moko jumbies, robbers
Atop Honores casket lay a green and white decorated
midnight robbers broad-rimmed hat.
The service was officiated by Fr Henry Charles, while Fr Clyde
Harvey also offered words of remembrance.
Harvey focused on Honores undying faith in young people.
must continue to follow Brians example and have faith
in youths, even when so many things, including the media wants
us to believe otherwise, he said.
Harvey, who then broke into song and rendered the hymn, Never
Get Weary, was quickly accompanied by the congregation.
Honores commitment to young people was further supported
by the glowing tribute paid to him by students of Mucurapo
Senior Comprehensive, where he was a librarian.
However, he was remembered also as a father-figure, friend,
patriot and leader.
More praises were sung about Honore, as his brother-in-law
Kenwyn Crichlow delivered the eulogy in which he reminisced
on Honores life and contribution to T&Ts culture.
Among Honores relatives were his sons Jeremy and Fedon,
nephew Jeremy, widow Deborah and sister Sandra.
Minister of Community Development and Culture Joan Yuille-Williams
and her junior minister Eddie Hart also attended the funeral.
Felix Edinborough, known to most as pierrot grenade, rhymed
and dramatised his tribute, bringing laughter to the sombre
congregation, while calypsonian Composer rendered his in song.
Members of the Centre for Creative and Festival Arts, UWI,
honoured Honore in calypso, some of which he had composed
as the calypsonian Commentator, as well as with robber talk.
Anthony Collymore, a member of the Mystery Raiders, the band
of robbers that Honore led, could barely control his emotions
during his performance.