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Wishing everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving.
Ms. Nathlee Jones 1932-2021
Our beloved Village of Lluidas Vale has lost another one of its most loyal citizen.
Ms. Nathlee Jones passed away on September 25,2021; she surely will be sadly missed by the community.
Ms. Nathlee came from a family of educators. Her mother Ms. Will was a school teacher, she conducted one of two infant schools (kinder garden as it is called today) in the Village during the late forties, early fifties and sixties; where most kids of my generation received their early education. Ms. Will was also a music teacher.
Ms. Nathlee was also an elementary school teacher.
At the Anglican Church, she was a lay reader, rector’s warden, assistant treasurer, and a Sunday school teacher. She also served as a Justice of the peace in the Village for many years.
Her three sisters Millicent, Barbara and Elsa were also school Teachers at some time in the Village.
Ms.Nathlee was also a popular eulogist; she would attend most funerals in the Village and deliver the most eloquent eulogy when asked. Most times she had intimate knowledge of the bereaved family, since Lluidas Vale is a closely knit community.
She was a family friend, our Mother and she, served the Anglican Church for over seventy years. When our Mother passed away, she did a tribute to her; she captured her entire life with her choice of words and eloquent expressions.
On behalf of our Lluidas Vale Rehabilitation & Development Foundation members here in Canada, we extend our sincere condolences and sympathies to Nathlee Jones family. We will be forever grateful, for her service to the community.
May her soul rest in peace, and may the angels sing and dance on her arrival.
Hope all is well, and you are all surviving during this difficult time with the pandemic.
Most of you will remember Miss Eula Hall, affectionately known as Miss Hall. You will also know that she fell on hard times in her old days, with not much resources. She was also a past teacher at the Brassington Basic School in the early days.
She passed away few weeks ago.
Her relatives and others are seek monetary assistance for her funeral expenses.
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Thank you and hope to hear from you soon.
Please see the attached pictures of the monies being donated to Omar to assist him and his siblings.
As was stated before, the money is intended to purchase two doors for his small house that is being constructed.
From all reports he is very grateful for the assistance, and ask to convey a big thank you to all our members.
*Please see additional pictures under
“ Photos of the Village”
Attached are some of the pictures, showing the small project of masks distribution in the Village.
A big thank you to Panchie (Veronica Johnston) for sourcing the 150 masks (children and adults) and arrange for shipment via New York to Jamaica, with the help of her niece in NY. In spite of the difficulty at this time, due to the pandemic we were able to get them to the Village.
A shout out also to Gilbert on the ground in the Village, Panchie's brother, and Nurse Merlin Mc Dermoth for the distribution throughout the Village. The entire amount is not yet distributed, it is still ongoing, by all reports individuals are grateful for this kind gesture.
This is your Lluidas Vale RDF organization at work, making a difference in small ways.
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Maldeanne Bedward’s eye was damaged in a dog attack 20 years ago. Despite previous surgeries the eye remained damaged and over time, caused other medical complications. Maldeanne needed assistance to get the damaged eye removed (see Beacon article in here).
LVRDF was able to provide some assistance to this family.
To help us continue to help families like this, please consider a donation. We are accepting Interac etransfer via Carl Beharie at email@example.com . Please also reach out to him about other methods of donation.
The family is very appreciative of the donation. Will share in News and Events section.
Lloyd Wilks is the son of Valeite Clovis Earl Wilks. Lloyd is Chief Executive Officer of CounselQuest Inc., a leader in litigation support and corporate investigations and legal document review. As Co-Chair of the Black Employee Network for Thomson Reuters in Canada, I was able to take the opportunity to get his thoughts on what we have learned from the George Floyd murder and how the Legal profession in Canada can improve. Take a listen. The audio clip is at the bottom page of this link here:
It is with much sorrow and sadness to inform all of you of the passing of Fitzy Williams.
"Balty" as he is affectionately called by his childhood friends; he has been battling his illness for several months; he passed away peacefully on October 21, 2020.
Fitzy was a beloved, dedicated hard working member of our Lluidas Vale RDF organization. He was the originator of our popular annual family day picnic. Fitzy started this annual get together at his home over 25 years ago. As this gathering gets larger year after year, we had to move the event to a public park, where it continues every year except for this pandemic year.
Fitzy will be surely missed by all of us; especially by his Vale brethren.
Our sincere condolences to his wife, children and his entire family.
May his soul rest in peace.
Please take a look at this article posted in one of Canada’s national newspapers written by the child of a Valeite. This article is timely given current events, protests and Father’s Day coming up.
— ￼feeling proud.
Despite the challenges in fundraising that have presented itself with the pandemic, we were able to distribute the annual Christmas Treat for the elderly and shut ins in 2020. The Christmas treat was distributed today by some of our membership and devoted volunteers from the community. This is a productive program that helps those who have difficulties getting out and limited resources have supplies for Christmas. This program is facilitated by membership donations. Please consider membership or to making a contribution. Your contributions directly impact this program. Have a Merry Christmas and God Bless. *Pictures from this event can be found under “Photos of the Village”.
I know I am late with my annual report (2019). This year 2020 is so devastating with this pandemic, that most aspect of daily living has been affected.
In-spite of all this disruption our organization was able to full fill our annual mandate, which is helping residents in our beloved Village community of Lluidas Vale.
Our annual two fundraising ventures were successful as in past years.
Because of our dedicated members, and committee members we were able to raise some much needed funds from the Picnic, the fall dance, members dues and donations from some members and other supporters.
Our annual charity support for 2019 include achievements such as:
• Our annual Christmas treat
• Herby’s annual financial care support
• Bereavement supports
• Student scholarship financial support
• Brassington Basic school supplies
• Food for the Poor
• Other donations and gifts
Again, thanks to our hardworking committee members, and support from the many
donors, members and friends of Lluidas Vale.
The commitment and dedication to giving back to our community is unwavering among our members. We will continue to support the Village its schools, community events and most importantly the residents who are in need.
As President, I am privileged to serve and remain passionate and committed to our cause of helping our Village.
The Lluidas Vale Rehabilitation & Development Foundation is a non-profit, non-denominational Organization developed by members of the Lluidas Vale Past Student Association to provide community assistance where needed.
Membership is open to all past residents of Lluidas Vale who subscribe to the objectives of the Foundation.
The Foundation is operated without the purpose of gain for its members and any profits or donations to the Foundation shall be used in promoting its objectives.
Your membership fees go right back to the Lluidas Vale community who may consist of your family, friends, and schoolmates.
Membership fees are $25 per year.
We use PayPal for donations. Thank you!
•Christmas treat $1180.00
•Herby fund $440.00
•Bereavement fund $200:00
• Food for the Poor $100.00
• Brassington Basic School supplies $145.50
• Ravi Gray (School Sponsorship) $72.00
• Gift Baskets for sick members $152.00
•Jamaica School Alliance dues $400.00
• Food for the Poor, assist with shipping of school furniture for the village $700.00
• FFP fundraising ticket donation$100.00
• Village student assistance to attend Charlie mount High School $210.00
• Herbie assistance fund$210.00
• Donation to the AJAA graduate student award dinner$50.00
• Mount Dennis Baptist Church donation$50.00
• Materials purchased to pack furnitures for shipment to Lluidas Vale$220.65
• Mountain industry Assoc. fundraising dance tickets$120.00• Annual Christmas treat for elderly and shut-ins in the Village$1000.00
• Kitchen appliances for the Baptist Basic School ( fire fund)$1225.00
• Bereavement donation and flowers $475.00
• Website hosting$690.00
• Appreciation plaque$122.90
Total $5173.55 jamaica charitable organization
1. Herbie Fund $218.00
2. AJAA Membership & Insurance $500.00
3. Food For The Poor $ $100.0
4. Promotional T-Shirts $830.00
5. City Permit $173.00
6. Custom Fees $410.00
7. Website Hosting Fees $346.00
8. Mount Industry Support $200.00
9. MDB Church Donation $50.00
10. Shut-In Christmas Treat $1000.00
Total = $3827
1. Christmas Treat $1,000.00
2. Bereavement Gifts $200.00
3. Food For the poor/Mdb Church $250.00
4. AJAA Membership & Insurance $480.00
5 Shipping & Custom charges $700.00
6. Herbie Fund $218.00
7. All Age School Luncheon Sponsorship (Rides) $145.00
Total = $2993 fundraising jamaica
1. Christmas Treat $1,030.00
2. Donation Food For the poor $350.00
3. Shipping & Custom charges $173.60
4. AJAA Membership & Insurance $720.00
5. Bereavement Gifts $200.00
6. Donation Herbie/ Molly $378.50
7. Donation Mt. Industry Association/ Mdb Church $210.00
Total = $3062
1. Christmas Treat $1,030.00
2. Baptist Basic School (Perimeter Fence) $430.15
3. Herby/Miss Imo $210.50
4. Shipping & Custom charges $305.00
5. Bereavement Gifts $300.00
Total = $2275.65
Archive Financial Summaries (Summary of Projects)