Rita Toppin

TOPPIN NÉE BELLERAND – RITA MARTHA, aged 98, of Homestead, Spooner’s Hill, St Michael, entered peacefully into rest on Monday, March 11, 2019. Widow of the late Lionel Sarsfield Toppin. Mother of Lionel, Patrick and Andy Toppin, Lelia Lord and the late Andrea Quinton. Mother-in-Law of Betty Brathwaite. Grandmother of Jason, Rochelle, Graham, Danielle, Tamara, Graham, Philip, Andrea and Peter Toppin, Kathy Cezont, Delamiko Bey, Justin Quinton, Adanna Thomas, Machi Humphrey and the late Jomo Lord. Great-grandmother of 15. Great-great-grandmother of 1. Cousin of Stanley Johnson (Washington), Marjorie Marsie-Hazen (Jamaica) and the late Ben Johnson (Italy). Relative of the Bellerand, Johnson, Jennings, Manette and Simmons families. Friend of the Haynes (Woodbrook, Trinidad), Belgrave, Deane, Hunte and Miller families, Romona Kissoon, Wendy Newton, Joyce Charles, Dr Michael Charles, Sharon Ishmael-Ward, and many, many more.
The funeral leaves Lyndhurst Funeral Home, Passage Road, St Michael, on Thursday, March 21, 2019, for Our Lady Queen of the Universe Catholic Church, Black Rock, St Michael, where relatives and friends are asked to meet for a requiem mass at 10:00 a.m. The cortege will then proceed to the Westbury Cemetery for the interment. The organist and members of the church choir are asked to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Barbados Association for Cancer Advocacy would be graciously accepted. The body of the late Rita Martha Toppin will repose in the Colin Parkinson Memorial Chapel, Lyndhurst Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

The event is finished.


Mar 21 2019


10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Mar 21 2019
  • Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Our Lady Queen of the Universe
Our Lady Queen of the Universe
Our Lady Queen of The Universe, Black Rock Main Road, Bridgetown, Barbados

Funeral Director

Russell Griffith
Russell Griffith
(246) 426-4170

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KENNETH JENNINGS KENNETH JENNINGS wrote on March 22, 2019 at 11:35 am
To Lio and Family from Ken and Myra Jennings. England.

Please accept our sincerest condolences at this sad time. Myra and I are glad that we had the opportunity to spend a little time with your Mum and Ramona when we last visited.

Ken and Myra Jennings.
Christine Matthews Rocheford Christine Matthews Rocheford wrote on March 20, 2019 at 3:49 pm
Sincere sympathy to all the family.

A gentle lady, she was the anchor of a generation of staff and pupils quietly keeping the smooth running of a well oiled machine.

Unfortunately I will be unable to attend but will have you in my thoughts.
Suzanne King Suzanne King wrote on March 20, 2019 at 12:35 pm
An amazing, kind ,loving soul has transitioned to glory. Mrs.Toppin was a wonderful lady. Love and prayers to my friend Leila and the entire family. Treasure the memories . May God strengthen and bless you all.
Gregg Nurse Ifill Gregg Nurse Ifill wrote on March 19, 2019 at 10:59 pm
My heartfelt and deepest condolences to Andy, Rochelle, Tamara and the other members of the Toppin Family. May the loving memories comfort you .
doriel molloy doriel molloy wrote on March 19, 2019 at 10:54 am
To: Patrick & Lelia; Patrick Jason, Graham, Philip, and your extended families and loved ones.
Sorry to hear of the loss of your wonderful Mom and Grandmother, Rita. A heroic and humble life . RIP.
Anthony (Beans) and Rosie Ellis Anthony (Beans) and Rosie Ellis wrote on March 18, 2019 at 8:42 pm
Condolences to Patrick and the entire family. Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May She Rest In Peace.
Larke Miller Larke Miller wrote on March 18, 2019 at 2:29 pm
Heartfelt and sincere condolences to the immediate and extended families and friends of Auntie Rita.

Auntie Rita you are now on the wings of love. Safe flight. I will forever cherish the beautiful memories I have of you as a child growing up with your family. Your soft and beautiful self is etched in my memory and I will never forget you.
Larke Miller
Gracelyn jordan Gracelyn jordan wrote on March 18, 2019 at 12:24 pm
Our condolences to Patrick Betty and the entire family. Our love and prayers be with you all
Gracelyn jordan and family from Trinidad
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