Basdeo Ramkissoon passed away peacefully in death of natural causes on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at the age of 80. He was born June 2, 1940 in South Trinidad. He was the oldest of 17 children. He was married to Sheila Hookumsingh on June 6, 1965. He moved to New York in 1989 and then to Mississauga in 2002.
Basdeo was known to his family as “Deywah” and to his friends as “Mash”. He was well known for his good looks and style. He loved spending time with his family, especially going to the beach. He was a hard worker and generous man.
Basdeo was introduced to a study of the Bible and was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1975. He truly believed the promises found in the Bible and shared that belief with his family and others.
He was a loving father of Carol, Terrance, Sherrie, Valerie and Clarie. His son-in-laws are Jim, Jimmy, Dean, and Marcus. Proud grandfather of Lisamarie, Deanna, Christopher, Allyson, Matthew and Elena. Great-grandfather of Jaydyn, Rosemia, Liam, and Luna.
He is further survived by siblings, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends who he loved dearly and appreciated very much. He will be truly missed by his family, in-laws, friends, and all who knew him.