OBITUARY

Diana Florence Sawh

April 19, 1938December 20, 2017
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Diana Florence Sawh, born on April 19th, 1938, in Whim Village, Guyana, South America, was the loving mother of David, Moti, Savitri, JohnMark, Geeta and Diane, and the wife of the late Rev. Haimdat Sawh. She was the daughter of the late Rev. Harry and Alberta Sukhu. She is loved and missed by her six grandchildren: Rory, Akash, Shalini, Ian, Indira, and Satya Sawh. She is lovingly remembered by her sons- and daughters-in-law Tommy Towns, Jim Cooper, Anita Sawh, and Claudina Claver. She was the sister of the late Herman Sukhu, Errol Sukhu, the late Esther Sukhu, the late Mavis Ajodha, Henry Sukhu, Paula Deebrah, the late Keith Sukhu, and Loraine Sukhu. She was the stepdaughter of Irene Sukhu. Before settling in the United States in 1978 she lived until her early adulthood in Guyana and then resided in Jamaica and Trinidad for two and three years, respectively, before returning to Guyana where the older children attended and finished high school. Upon moving to the US she lived in the Bronx, NY for a year before moving to Clearwater, FL. There she trained and began her career as a certified nurse’s aide while also being a devoted wife and mother to her husband and seven children. The family relocated to Tallahassee, FL in 1988. Diana returned to her original home in Clearwater after the death of her husband in 1998, where she lived close to several of her children until her death. Diana was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia and pancreatic cancer in early 2017 and to which she succumbed on December 20, 2017. She derived joy from her love of gardening and particularly delighted in flowering plants. She kept a garden of Guyanese wiri wiri peppers whose prominent place in her wonderful cooking maintained a connection to Guyana that her family enjoys and continues to this day. Family was the axis of Diana’s world. She was tirelessly and fiercely devoted to the welfare of her children. Her care, guidance and determination ensured that they had opportunities far beyond her own. The results of her efforts can be seen in the quality of life enjoyed by multiple generations of the Sawh family. Diana will be interred next to her beloved husband, Haimdat Sawh, in Tallahassee, FL at Southside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers et al, the family is requesting that any donations in remembrance of Diana be made to Suncoast Hospice of Pinellas County at 5771 Roosevelt Blvd. Clearwater, FL 33760.

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Anita Sawh

January 10, 2018

Mummy you will be forever in my heart. You were my best friend and will be terribly missed. Rory and Akash loved you very much. No more pain. Rest In Peace.

Minache Eliah- Sawh

January 10, 2018

Haimdat Eliah - Sawh

January 10, 2018

Dear Mommy, thank you for all the love you Minache and I received from you. We love you then and we will always love you mommy. Minache and I have loving memories with you especially when we lived together for a few months. Mommy you are a great mother. Love you always! H &M

David Sawh

January 9, 2018

Goodbye Mommy. Thanks for being the best Mommy a boy could ever have.

David

The Simmons'

January 7, 2018

To the Sawh Family:
You are in our thoughts and prayers. We have many fond memories of your family during your time at the Church of the Reconciler. Mrs. Sawh was a devoted wife and mother. She possessed the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God (1 Peter 3:4). She is now in the presence of the God whom she served. We pray that God will comfort you and bring you great peace.
Love,
The Simmons Family

Cathy Stricklen

January 4, 2018

My heart breaks for you all, may you find peace in your loving memories. You are all in my thoughts and prayers,

Paula Sukhu

December 28, 2017

Will miss talking to you Sis Diana RIP

Henry Sukhu

December 27, 2017

A sister, wife, mother and grand mother who is loved by many.
I am indeed blessed to have Diana Sawh - prior to marriage to the late Reverend H. Sawh - Diana Sukhu, as my sister. I loved her. I spent very little time with her but she will always be remembered.
May God bless her and her children.
Henry Sukhu

December 27, 2017

David,

My condolences go out to you and your entire family. Your Mom was a wonderful person and lived a full and interesting life. She will live on in you and in the lives of your siblings, your children and many generations to come.

Take care,

Peter Patterson, Mt Pleasant, Wisconsin

Rita Lochan-Ford

December 27, 2017

May God provide the entire Sawh family enough strength to face these difficult times, although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in my thoughts and prayers....

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