Zenepha Ali was born in San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago on July 2nd, 1926. She was the first child born to Rahamat and Sakhoran Ali. Known as Zenepha to few and Mama to many, she lived in Malick Barataria, surrounded by lots of family and relatives. Mama had the role of being a mother to 13 children, a homemaker, a roti maker and operating her own snack shop at home.
Her passions included family, sewing, cooking, sharing stories of her past and much more. She devoted much of her time and energy as a caregiver and played a big role in helping to raise most of her grandchildren.
At the age of 69, she immigrated to Toronto, Canada where 4 of her children reside.
After 25 years and 5 months of living in Canada and at the age of 94, Mama passed on peacefully at home on March 13th, 2021.