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Father and son cremated side-by-side

Nikesh Singh, with her daughter Rianna Singh, places flowers in the coffin at the funeral of her husband at Suchit Trace , Penal this morning.  Photo by Vashti Sing
Nikesh Singh, with her daughter Rianna Singh, places flowers in the coffin at the funeral of her husband at Suchit Trace , Penal this morning. Photo by Vashti Sing

THE bodies of 60-year-old Penal father Prem Singh and his 30-year-old son Ryan, who died in a car crash on Wednesday last week, were cremated side-by-side at the Shore of Peace, Mosquito Creek after a funeral at their home yesterday.

Ryan was driving his silver Mitsubishi Lancer car on the Solomon Hochoy Highway near Debe when he lost control and struck a lightpole. His father was a front seat passenger. Family friend Navindra Latchman, of Penal, was rescued from the wreckage and is at hospital in critical condition.

Delivering the eulogy at the Suchit Trace, Penal home yesterday, relative Daniel Jacob said, “It was not uncommon to see Ryan and his father together.”

Ryan, he said, was the apple of his father’s eyes. Jacob said Singh was a dedicated father who worked hard to provide for his children and would take good care of them when his wife, a nurse, worked night shifts.

“He built this house with his own hands. He was not perfect, but he shared a close relationship with his son who died with him.”

He said Singh grew up in hard times. “He had a humble life. He learned a trade and was a handyman. He could do anything. He earned an honest living.”

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