Clyne Lincoln Boodoosingh

Passed away on October 6, 2021

It is with great sadness but beautiful memories, that the family of Clyne Lincoln Boodoosingh-beloved husband of the late Nellie Boodoosingh announces his passing on Oct 6th 2021 at the age of 94. Born in Tunapuna, Trinidad, on June 10th 1927, he was a son of the late James E. Boodoosingh and Alice (Seecharansingh) Boodoosingh. Clyne’s teaching career spanned nearly 40 years starting with the Pupil-Teacher-system prior to graduating from Government Teacher’s College in Trinidad. He later attended and graduated from Mount Allison University in 1960 with his BA and BEd. Moving his family to Digby, Nova Scotia in 1963, he continued his career at Digby Regional High School teaching History, Political Science and Modern World Problems. In 1969 he completed his Master’s in Education at the University of Toronto. In 1977 he spent a sabbatical year at Cambridge University studying under the distinguished Professor Dr. Paul Hirst. His retirement years were full of travel, golfing and writing. His semi-autobiographical novel “Of Anthuriums and Maple Leaves” has become a favorite of family, friends and peers. He was honoured that his former students sought his counsel years after graduating and he remained a resident of Digby, NS for 58 years until his passing. Besides his parents, Clyne is predeceased by his wife, Nellie; eldest son, Larry; his brothers, Carlton, Roy and Roderick. He is survived by sons, Wayne (Kathy) Lincoln, Timothy (Janet) Lincoln, Clinton (Evelyne) Boodoosingh, Neil Boodoosingh; his grand-children Lani, Christopher, John, Alexander, Michelle, Amanda and Victoria as well as great-grandchildren. Arrangements have been made under the care and direction of Jayne’s Funeral Home, Digby. Due to Covid restrictions the Memorial Service and Celebration of Clyne’s life will be held at a later date. Donations in Clyne’s memory can be made to a charity of choice. Please share a memory or leave a condolence at


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Jennifer MacKenzie nee Brook

October 18, 2021

Mr Boodoosingh, you will be missed by all of your past students of whom I am one! You taught me well and set an excellent example for me as a teacher.
To your family, my sincerest condolences. He was a wonderful man and left a lasting impression.

Eleanor Gidney

October 17, 2021

My deepest sympathy to all the family. In 1970 I returned to school as an adult student. I was in his Modern World Problems class . He was so welcoming as a teacher and I have always appreciated that. I still remember that he referred to religion as the opiate of the people. RIP Mr Boodoosingh.

Sandra and Peter Turnbull and Family

October 16, 2021

Our Deepest Sympathy to all of the family. Clyne was a very caring and gentle Man. He will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. RIP Clyne.

Bernice Van Buskirk

October 16, 2021

So glad to have known such a kind, gentle and soft spoken gentleman. My daughter talked with him a couple of years ago and she told him "my mom was one of your students" He asked my name and I was so surprised that he remembered me.
Thinking of the family during this sad time.

Cheryl Theriault

October 15, 2021

Tim and Family. So sorry you have lost Clyne. He was such a wonderful man. So intelligent and humble, inquisitive and caring, quietly engaging. Scott knew him as your dad but I also had him as a teacher AND for homeroom! It was an honour to be able to spend time with Mr. Boodoosingh as "Clyne" once we had grown up. The lobster dinner celebrations were a highlight of many summers for us both. We were honoured to be at the table of such a gracious man. Much love.

Gloria Wright

October 14, 2021

We fondly remember our days in Mr. Boodoosingh's history classes. He was a great teacher who taught what he loved and loved all whom he taught. He was a wonderful caring person.
Our sincere condolences to his family...
Leigh and Gloria Wright

Dean White

October 14, 2021

Taught at DRHS for seven years with Clyne and spent many happy times with Clyne, Nellie and the Family. My Mother worked at the Boodoosing home to help while Clyne and Nellie were teaching. Enjoyed our travels to Trinidad on a couple of occasions and especially enjoyed their introducing me to curried food. Peace and love to all the family.

Jill Sweeney-Taylor

October 14, 2021

I have very fond memories of Clyne Boodoosingh as a teacher and friend. I have to say he was one teacher who truly knew how to teach and make it interesting. He was a wonderful person and will be missed by so many. Condolences to the family.

Micheal Sweeney

October 14, 2021

It is a sad day when we loose one of the classiest persons I've had the pleasure to have known and to have been a colleague. My heart goes out to Cline's extended family in their moment of sorrow, but be assured he has been that special kind of role model that lives on in all those young people with whom he has had contact. Rest in peace.

Susan Scott - Kerr

October 14, 2021

It is with great sadness that I hear of Clines' passing. He was an inspiring ,dedicated teacher and his classes were always the favorite ones of my day. Mr.Boodoosingh always Welcomed us into his classroom with a ' smile and acknowledgment" and there was a sense of curiosity, interest, warmth, safety, and JOY in his class !!!!!! He inspired me to major in history in university and will always have a special place in my heart. His family and friends and students were so blessed to have this wonderful kind intelligent gentlemen in their lives. He will be missed. 💛