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Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens

2401 Southwest 64Th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL

OBITUARY

Olena Ramsammy

June 26, 1938September 5, 2019
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Olena Ramsammy (Shirley), 81, of Plantation Florida, went to be home with the Lord on September 5, 2019.

Visitation will be held at 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Thursday September 12, 2019. The funeral service will be held at noon on Friday, September 13, 2019 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Pastor Robbie Morrow of Life Point Church will be officiating. Burial to follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.

Olena was born at Fyrish, Berbice, Guyana on June 26th 1938. She was the second of seven children born to Etwaru and Sumintra Bikhai. She attended Albion Primary School for a short time and had to leave in order to assist her mother with her siblings.

Olena was married to Harry Ramsammy on April 1st 1955 they were married for 61 years until his passing in November 2015.

Olena was a full-time homemaker, who worked tirelessly to care for her husband and children. She enjoyed cooking, baking and taking care of others in her community. She was involved in many fundraisers for her church, including WMO Organization that she belonged to, where she made crafts and needle work.

After migrating to Canada she continued taking care of her husband, children and grandchildren. She enjoyed watching television and her favorite shows were, General Hospital, Days of Our Lives, Karate Kid, Matilda and Home Alone. She never missed a day of Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. She recently developed a love for gardening, taking over from her husband and loved to pick her produce.

Olena is survived by her children, Hannah (Babe), Rehanna (Re), Rovena (Rove), Gena (Genie), Paul (Ivor), Diana (Baby) and Rosie (Baby Bird), her 6 sons-in-law and 1 daughter-in-law, her 20 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, her Brother Lionel and Sister Jean, nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.

Olena is preceded in death by her parents Sumintra and Etwaru, her brothers Madan and Boney, her sisters Sheila and Elsie and husband Harry Ramsammy.

THE FAMILY OF OLENA RAMSAMMY WISHES TO THANK LIFE POINT CHURCH AND FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME FOR THEIR KINDNESS DURING THEIR TIME OF BEREAVEMENT.

  • FAMILY

  • Olena is survived by her children, Hannah, Rehanna, Rovena, Gena, Diana, Paul and Rosie, her 6 son-in-laws and 1 daughter-in-law, her 20 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, her brother and sister and many nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Paul Ramsammy, son, Active Pallbearer
  • Mike Lachmanem, grandson, Active Pallbearer
  • Robert Williams, grandson, Active Pallbearer
  • Kyle Lochan, grandson, Active Pallbearer
  • Jeremy Lochan, grandson, Active Pallbearer
  • Tyler Alli, grandson, Active Pallbearer
  • Derian Ramsammy, grandson, Active Pallbearer
  • Caleb Singh, grandson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Elijah Singh, grandson, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, September 12, 2019
  • Prayer Service Thursday, September 12, 2019
  • Visitation Friday, September 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 13, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, September 13, 2019

Memories

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Maureen and Azzad Ishmael

September 12, 2019

Sister Hannah, Re, Rove, Gina, Di, Rosy and Paul, We are praying for comfort for all of you all and your family. Auntie Shirley was mama to everyone at Belvedere church. (She definitely showed Jesus love). We remember her home in Guyana and Florida for the fun times and delicious food. Auntie Shirley is an Icon to our family; she will forever remain in our hearts. We are blessed that she left behind an amazing family. Love Nadira and Azzad.

Forest Lawn Funeral Home South

September 11, 2019

Forest Lawn South would like to express our deepest and sincerest condolences to you and your family at this most difficult time.

We wish you peace to bring comfort, the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

Sincerely,
Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens South Staff

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September 10, 2019

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