Dame Patricia Symmonds

DAME OLGA PATRICIA SYMMONDS, DBE, GCM, late of Bank Hall Road, Bank Hall, St. Michael entered into rest on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
Sister of the late Algernon and Noel Symmonds.
Aunt of Peter and Donna Symmonds.
Sister-in-law of Gladwyn Symmonds.
Aunt- in-law of Marie-Jeanne Symmonds.
Great Aunt of Marie-Ange and Andrew Symmonds.
Relative of the Symmonds, Harper, Harris and Rice families.
A service of celebration and thanksgiving will be held on Friday, June 19, 2020 at James Street Methodist Church, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 2:00 p.m. for the service. The cortege will then proceed to Westbury Cemetery for the interment. Flowers may be sent to Lyndhurst Funeral Home, Passage Road, St. Michael, no later than 11:00 a.m. on Friday. The body of the late Dame Olga Patricia Symmonds, DBE, GCM will repose in the Colin Parkinson Memorial Chapel, Lyndhurst Funeral Home on Thursday, June 18, 2020 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Due to social distancing restrictions, persons must be seated six feet apart unless of the same household. It is estimated that approximately105 persons can be accommodated at the church.

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Jun 19 2020


2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jun 19 2020
  • Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Colleen Winter-Brathwaite Colleen Winter-Brathwaite wrote on June 26, 2020 at 10:15 am
Dame Patricia Symmonds was a beloved and highly respected educator, counsellor, and administrator.

She was also my dear friend.

Her influence will be keenly missed for she has, "built a memorial longer lasting than bronze."

Farewell my friend.
Reverend Sandra Hazell née Taitt Reverend Sandra Hazell née Taitt wrote on June 21, 2020 at 9:05 pm
The Lord bless her and keep her, the Lord make His face to shine upon her and be gracious to her, the Lord lift up His countenance upon her and give her his peace..
My condolences to the Symmonds family.
My deputy Principal and Principal, 1971-1977. Dame Patricia made a significant impact on my life. Her last advice was given to me in 1997 when I was contemplating the Ordained Ministry, This one I took.

May she rest with Christ and be raised with Him in glory.
Marcia Bruce Gelfand Marcia Bruce Gelfand wrote on June 20, 2020 at 9:59 am
My condolences to the family of my Headmistress. She was an example of what is possible for our young ladies.
Anele Weekes Anele Weekes wrote on June 19, 2020 at 5:21 pm
Sincere condolences to the family of Dame Patricia Symmonds. She was the epitome of grace and dignity and was a wonderful Headmistress, who was loved by her many students. I will never forget the influence she had on my life. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.
Myrna Belgrave Myrna Belgrave wrote on June 19, 2020 at 2:02 pm
Pat, May your light continue to shine as you continue your journey. Condolences to the family.
Shelley Blades Shelley Blades wrote on June 19, 2020 at 1:58 pm
Condolences to my hero Dame Patricia..
Rest in peace with the angels..You have made an indelible impact on our lives...
Thank you for all your help while being at The St.Michaels School..

From Agnella and Shelley Blades.
Anthea Maxwell Anthea Maxwell wrote on June 19, 2020 at 1:52 pm
My sincerest condolences go to the family of the late Dame Patricia Symmonds. She was my principal for the time I was at The St Michael School as part of the new era of the school the entrance of boys.
May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

Anthea Maxwell
Audrey Bryan and Shelley Saul Audrey Bryan and Shelley Saul wrote on June 19, 2020 at 1:51 pm
Our sincere condolences to the family of Dame Patricia Symmonds. We are thankful for her heavy influence on our lives and for granting us the opportunity to be part of her teachings, leadership, mentorship, continued care of our progress beyond school lives as adults. We will forever value her examples as a person and as our Headmistress. We loved her and we are appreciative to God for allowing us into her life. Lots of love and care for the families and she departs from earth into another form. Sleep in peace, Dame Patricia from Audrey, Shelley and our entire Saul families
Judy Layne-Banks Judy Layne-Banks wrote on June 19, 2020 at 1:20 pm
I am very sad at the news of Dame Patricia's passing.We have continued a special friendship after I left the school as a student.We kept in touch by phone and I usually visited her when I am home on holiday.She has been a blessing in my life.
She will rest in peace.
My sincere sympathy to all the members of her family .
Wendell and Angela Goodin Wendell and Angela Goodin wrote on June 19, 2020 at 12:58 pm
Our sincerest condolences to Donna, Peter, Aunty Gladwyn and the entire family. We will cherish the wonderful memories. May Aunty Pat Rest in Eternal Peace. ???
Lisa Greaves Richards Lisa Greaves Richards wrote on June 19, 2020 at 12:27 pm
I am saddened that I couldn’t be present to wish Auntie Pat farewell. She has left an indelible mark on my life. Condolences to Peter, Donna, Auntie Gladwyn, Marie-Jeanne, Marie-Ange and Andrew. May she Rest In Peace.
Abigail Brewster Abigail Brewster wrote on June 19, 2020 at 9:10 am
My deepest sympathy goes out to Ms symmonds remaining relatives and close friends.
She was my English teacher for a while at the St Michaels girls. And Head mistress for a short time
Rest in peace fine lady and rise in glory ?
Joyanne E. Blackman-Jarvis Joyanne E. Blackman-Jarvis wrote on June 19, 2020 at 8:45 am
On behalf of my family and I, I wish to extend our sincere condolences. Dame Patricia made a significant impact on my life, first as a student of the St. Michael School and then when I left school. I last saw her at a book signing at Cave Shepherd Vista and we spoke about many things. She asked that once I had completed reading the book, I should call her and discuss it. That I did and what an enriching conversation it was. Many lessons she taught have been cemented in my memory. I am forever grateful to her!
May she rest in peace and rise in glory!
Joy Ann Thomas-Nurse Joy Ann Thomas-Nurse wrote on June 19, 2020 at 8:37 am
My condolences to the family of Dame Patricia. R. I. P.

Joy Ann & Lucille Thomas
Carolyn Parris-Boyce Carolyn Parris-Boyce wrote on June 19, 2020 at 7:24 am
I cherish many many fond memories of working with Auntie Pat at St. Michael’s. She will surely Rest In Peace after such a wonderful contribution to Education and to our country. Sincere condolence to you Peter and Donna. Much love
Eddie Haynes Eddie Haynes wrote on June 19, 2020 at 2:18 am
Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Dame Patricia. She has left us to join the glorious band of those who have gone before..farewell Dear Dame Patricia..farewell. We will miss your ever present smile and gentle manner.I will be forever grateful for the wonderful assistance you provided to me with my 'A level ' English ???????? My sincerest condolences to Peter,Donna, the family and friends of Dame Patricia ????????
Eddie Haynes
Tucson Az.
Rosemary Yearwood Rosemary Yearwood wrote on June 19, 2020 at 12:05 am
Sincere Condolences to the Symmonds family on the passing of Dame Patricia Symmonds.

Dame Patricia was a mentor to many students who attended the St. Michael School.

May she rest in peace and rise in glory.
Sheree Jones Sheree Jones wrote on June 18, 2020 at 9:08 pm
Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Miss. Symmonds.You had a profound impact on my life and I am eternally grateful. May she Rest In Peace.
Erla Best Erla Best wrote on June 18, 2020 at 6:14 pm
Sincerest condolences to the Symmonds family. May God comfort you at this time. May Dame Patricia rest in peace.
Sylvia Arthur-Hurdle Sylvia Arthur-Hurdle wrote on June 18, 2020 at 5:15 pm
Sincere condolences to the family of the late Dame Patricia Symmonds, especially to Peter and Donna.

Dame Symmonds was one of my most loved teachers at St Michael's Girls' School and even after her retirement, we kept in touch whether it was The Alumni Association or the BLP Conferences.

May she rest in peace and rise in glory.
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