Dell was the nicest, kindest sister-in-law a person would ask for. She welcomed me with opened arms into the family from the very beginning and always made me feel not only like a friend but like a sister. I feel so very blessed to have had the privilege of knowing her. We had many great years of fun and laughter and good times together and I am very sad we will no longer have that. I loved her dearly and will miss her, but I am also grateful she is no longer suffering and is now in the loving arms of her mom and dad... Elaine Blake (Queens, NY).
Death is nothing at all...
by: Canon Henry
I have only slipped away into the next room.
I am I and you are you...
Whatever we were to each other-that we are still.
Call me by my old familiar name,
speak to me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone;
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile,think of me,pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effort,
without the ghost of a shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was;there is absolutely unbroken continuity.
What is this death but a negligible accident?
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you for an interval,somewhere very near...
just around the corner.
All is well.
Karyn, Michelle and Sandra, I was so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I am grateful to have known her and spent time with your family in years past. Her smile and laugh will forever be etched in my heart. My deepest condolences to you, your dad and the Allicock and Blake families.
I just heard about your Mom. Please accept my condolences. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow, you are in our prayers
My Deepest sympathies to you Karyn and all your family members. Please accept my condolences. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow, you are in our prayers.
I had not seen Delly since we were teenagers. It was a sincere pleasure to hear her voice when she called to extend her sympathy to me and my family,when my mom, Olive Beharry passed in May 2004. I was so pleasantly surprised and overwhelmed when I heard her voice, it was as though we had never lost contact with each other. I wondered about her over the years. Mike saw my sister Sandra and her husband Arlington at a function in New York, a week ago, and told them about Delly's condition. I was so sad. We tend to think that we will unite with our friends sometime in the future. My childhood memories of her will never be forgotten. She was a very mature, dear, thoughtful and respectful person gone too soon.
My siblings and I would like to extend our sincere sympathy to the Allicock and Blake families. Love to all and God bless.
Madeline was not only a neighbour but a very good friend to both myself and my girls, Felicity and Rebecca. We will miss her smile and comforting words, her laughter and the many, many warm nights sharing a glass of wine and great conversation out on the patio. Just remember that you mom, grandmother, aunt, friend, sister will always be with you in your heart, your thoughts in happy times and sad. Madeline has now become your guardian angel.
October 14, 2010
Dear Binks, Michelle, Karyn, Sandra, Edith, and other members of the Blake and Allicock Family,
Words cannot express how deeply sorry I am for your loss.
I just wanted to let you know that my dear friend, Delie (Madeline), will be missed terribly. My heart is truly saddened by her death, and I feel a real sense of loss. Friends like Delie are few in life and it is with a heavy heart that I also grieve with your loss.
Throughout the years, I have valued Delie’s friendship, kindness, and thoughtfulness. I will sorely miss all of our laughs, conversations, and the times we spent together enjoying each other’s company. I will always keep her gestures of caring, and goodwill deeply within my heart to remind me of our beautiful friendship. Friends are like angels set upon this earth, and Delie was one of these angles who stood beside me throughout the years through thick and thin. Her friendship meant the world to me, and I couldn’t have asked for a more genuine friend than Delie. Your loss is also my loss. May God give all of you the strength to deal with this painful loss, because words cannot heal the pain of losing someone so dear.
Please let God’s promise that He would “NEVER LEAVE YOU OR FORSAKE YOU”, and the fact that we are sharing in your sorrow, and are lifting you up in prayer, COMFORT AND HELP ALL OF YOU THROUGH THE DAYS AHEAD.
Your friend, and Delie’s friend,
On behalf of the Gill’s family, please accept our deepest sympathy.
I will always remember Auntie Deli’s family parties at Christmas, her cherry cheese cake and our summer times spent with the family. Auntie Deli was always kind and loving to us (Kevin and I), cared about our well-being, and always offered words of encouragement and advice. She always made me feel at home, where I felt safe and loved. I will miss you dearly.
Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel. We offer our deepest heartfelt sympathy and offer condolence to Uncle (Binks) Lucien, daughters Michelle, Karyn and Sandra, and the Blake family, on the passing of Auntie (Deli) Madeline. We send you thoughts of peace, courage and comfort.
I would not be able to tell the story of my childhood without having 'Auntie Deli', 'Uncle Binks', and 'Michelle-Karyn-and-Sandra' (one word) as an integral part of that tale. My happiest moments usually included them, because spending time with them was truly an institution! Weekends were ALL about visiting with them, going on trips with them, spending holidays. Just to hear the doorbell ring, in anticipation of their arrival, or when we pulled into their driveway, used to put the biggest grin on my face. Pure glee, every time. Myself and my brother Brian, always looked forward to those times, because they were genuinely great to us, and showed us a lot of love, respect and kindness. We were always welcome in their home, and we were treated like one of their own. And that, I'll never forget.
My heartfelt condolences to my Uncle Binks (Lucien), and my cousins Michelle, Karyn and Sandra.
Aunt Del shall be greatly missed, yet always remembered.
On behalf of Chris and myself, I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to you Binks, the girls, the grandchrildren and all the family, on the passing of your Loved one (Deli). It was always a pleasure to see and talk with Deli whenever we met, most times at Kirk and Dawn's celebrating an occasion . Always caring and loving, especially when we talked about our families. I know she has left a legacy of good values and standards for the girls to follow. May they find comfort in their grief, and continue on with all the wonderful and lasting memories of their lives they shared together.
!! Rest in peace our friend !!
I'll always love Auntie Delie. She boasted a sense of humor like no other and I will cherish that about her for years to come. I can hear her laughter even now! I'm glad I got the opportunity to host her as my guest in Virginia some years ago. That was like an old reunion for my mom (Claudette, Auntie Ira, and Auntie Delie). We debated about several subjects until the wee hours of the morning and I was so happy to have reunited with my friend!!!!! She will be missed, but not forgotten....
I will always cherish the teenage memories of laughter and silliness that we've experienced together. Most importantly, I will also remember the conversations filled with jokes and laughter as adults. There was never a dull moment with Madeline around. She had the capability of changing a bad day into a good one. No one understands why this had to happen to my friend. But what I do know is that we should "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths" (Proverbs 3:5-6). So Binks, Michelle,Karyn and Sandra. . . this is the time to trust Jesus like never before. Put all your worries, hurt and cares in his hand and He will be a Comforter to you. Sorry I cannot be there but my prayers for each one of you will not stop.
May God comfort the family at this time of grief and sorrow.
The Sinclair's family
The Clement family extend Sincere Sympathy to the Allicock,and Blake familyé We got to know Dellie as a young girl. Dellie was always cheerful,and of a happy free spirit. The family loved her,and she was like another sister. She attended church regularly,and that was how christian families raised their children in the Berbice area. This was the background for Dellie having a great loving heart,and spirit. All who got the opportunity to know her loved her. May God's love comfort her husband,daughters,son-inlaws,grand children,and other relatives,and dear friends.(THE CLEMENT FAMILY)
I'm so glad that I got to meet Madeline several times and spent time with her at a charity walk this spring with Michelle, Karyn and Sandra. It was obvious how much love there was between them and how proud Madeline was of her girls. My sincere condolences to the entire family and I hope that memories of her bring you comfort in days ahead. Much love, Jenn
To the Allicock and Blake Families,
On behalf of the Georgetown Adventist Academy, I offer our deepest and heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and relative, Madeline, or Dellie as we called her.
As a student, she was one of the most attentive and well behaved. Coming from New Amsterdan to Georgetown she was no push over for the GT crowd and was capable of holding her own in situations that usually arose in one form or other. When it was time to buckle down and do the task at hand, she was very much focused ignoring surrounding distractions. When it was time for play, she attacked this with the same attitude as she did her class work. If memory does not fail me, I think she was one of the monitors and this was done with the same dedication as her other tasks.
The times she came to our reunions or on other occasions where we happened to meet, she was the same cheerful engaging person we knew back when. She will be sincerely missed by us and when we get together again, we will have "empty chair memories of her" to share among the GAA Old Students. Even though many of us will not be able to attend her services in body, we will be there in spirit. Alumni living overseas and other states were contacted and they also send their condolences.
May God keep you in your time of grief and remember she's gone but not forgotten. Remember the good times.
My Dear Friend Madeline,
You welcomed me
You shared with me
You shopped with me
You cared for me
You laughed with me
You guided me
You walked with me
You cried with me
You touched my heart and I miss you. I will always cherish our friendship.
I first met Madeline when I temped at BMO back in 2001. I was a 'regular' temp and Madeline was very patient and a great resource to me through all of my time there. I was the one who found the job posting that moved her from a regular Admin to a Senior one. I remember her asking me why I didn't apply for it and I told her that it was perfect for her and made her apply. I remember her elation when she got it and how much happier and less stressed she was when we met for our little lunches in the foodcourt. Our favourite place to go was Szechuan Szechuan in First Canadian Place and we would always share the Szechuan chicken meal since it was too much for either of us to eat alone. She was like a mother to me and she was instrumental in healing the relationship between my own mother and I. She even met my Mom, my Dad and one of my sisters at a play I had invited her to where my Mom was performing. I helped her understand what it was like to be a daughter. I always asked about you guys and I knew how excited she was when Michelle was pregnant and I later spent time with Mano, she talked about him so much. I do recall that Michelle had another child but I don't remember the name right now. Madeline loved you all so much and I welcomed the little updates on your lives. I tried once to ask her about if she had favourites (I have two half sisters and wondered this of my own mother) and she said that a mother loves her children equally regardless of how much stress they cause her.
I have been blessed with her friendship for 9 years and I will miss her dearly.
Binks, Michelle, Karyn & Sandra.
You all are very dear to our hearts, girls you grew up together with Beverly & Stacy.We shared a wonderful friendship. I remembered the lovely time we all spent together in the park. We still love you all.May God richest blessings carry you through this beaverment time, and may you all hold on to him. in the future.
Love & comfort from
Ira,Beverly & Stacy
To: Michelle Karyn & Sandra
Fr: Norma (Howell) & George Bethune
Please know that you are being held so tenderly in our prayers, and we intend to keep you there in the days to come. I hope it helps a little to know that you are not alone. We share your sorrow at the loss of our friend. However we have complete faith that you are being watched over and nurtured in ways neither of us can see right now. But as the days go by we know in our hearts that you will feel God's loving support and you will experience more deeply than ever before an amazing abundance of peace. Be strong.
Our thoughts are with all the girls, love and hugs from the Pain-Andrejin's - Jenn, Ale, Rianna and Roman. She was a beautiful lady and her legacy lives in all of you.
Auntie Dellie you are gone but will never be forgotten. God Bless Your Soul and we pray for your Family From Trevor Anthony Elphage and Family
Madeline, I was so sad to hear of your passing. You were a wonderful lady with a beautiful smile. I will remember your smile and your love of dessert after we had dinner out with the BMO group. I think when you talked of your family your smile was even lovelier.
Rest in peace.
To the Blake & Allicock Families,
I hope that the memories of Madeline will help make this time a little easier. My deepest sympathies.
To Binks, Michelle, Karen and Sandra:
Those we love remain with us, for love itself lives on, and cherished memories never fade because a loved one's gone. Those we love can never be more that a thought apart, For as long as there is memory, they'll live on in the heart.
Who ever said Dellie could not speak her mind, express her feelings, say it as it is and retain her friends, while teaching this valuable lesson of life. Dellie did it and we will always be thankful to her for that aspect of her life that she had maintained throughout.
We are glad to have had the privelege to know and associate, and also be able to emulate this patented characteristic of hers.
In the love of God, may you find strength and peace. In the prayers of friends, may you find comfort and love.
To Binks, Michelle, Karen, Sandra and the Grandchildren, our wish for you is continued strength, and God's blessings as we reflect on the legacy and the joy that Dellie's life has brought us.
Rest in peace Dellie,
David & Shirley Sinclair and Family.
My Darling Dellie,
We shared so much together, our apartment on Dufferin Street in Toronto, you were my Maid of Honor, and I was your Maid of Honor. What wonderful days those were. I will miss you terribly. I will always love you and cherish the wonderful time we shared. I know you loved God and I'm , sure he has place for you in Heaven.
Good bye Del, until we meet again
Your loving friend & sister
Madeline, I will always remember the day that I hired you all those many years ago to work at Bowring, Fairview Mall. I knew that you would be a special person just from spending a few minutes with you. Who knew that our paths would cross again many years after that at a reception desk. Your warm and welcoming smile will be sadly missed by someone who hoped they had known you even better. Rose
October 12, 2010
Oh what a friend to us! We will miss You.
Someone asked the question. Can you speak your mind, express your feelings, say it as it is and retain your friends while teaching this valuable lesson in life? Dellie did it and I will always be thankful to her for that aspect of her life that she maintained throughout.
We are glad we had the privilege to know Dellie from "way back then" and to be emulate this patented aspect of her life.
We need to give God the praise for giving us the opportunity to have had Dellie as a friend of ours.
To Binks, to the Girls, to the Grandchildren, our wish for you is continued Strength and Blessings as we go foward while at the same time reflecting on the legacy that Dellie has left us and the joy her life has brought us.
R.I.P Dellie. We are planning to meet soon.
Love, David & Shirley Sinclair
(Pikering, Ontario, Canada)
Dellie, we plan to continue our usual get together and you will always be in memory. "I guess I have to learn more about the different cheeses all by myself." Who will make the pinetarts?
You will be dearly missed my dearest friend. It was wonderful having a loving and caring friend like you!!
Pauline & Ulrich Blankenfeldt
We only met twice, but you left a lasting impact on me. Your smile could light up a room.
My deepest condoleces to you, Karyn and your family and friends. May God give you strength and blessings in this difficult time
we knew each other for only a short time before you were taken away from us. When we met on the cruise i knew immediately what a wonderful and lovely person you were and how we wanted to get to know you better.. unfortunately that did not happen...
you will be greatly missed by all.
mae and brian(st. catharines)
I have lots of memories of Madeline but the most recent one that is still fresh in my mind is when I visited her in the hospital a few weeks ago and brought a Thank You card she had given to me dated January 26, 1998. You see Madeline and I and some friends were having lunch in the Food Court at work and she hung her hand bag on the back of a chair while waiting for everyone to get their lunch. When we all came back to where she was standing we decided to sit somewhere else and I believe when we moved she forgot to take her bag from the back of the chair but she insisted she had it with her and had put it on the floor in front of her, anyway it was lost. We looked everywhere but then the two of us decided to check the garbage bins and came up with nothing we then went to the Security and reported the bag stolen then went to the bank and put a stop on her cards she then decide to go home since her house keys were in the stolen bag. A couple of days later Madeline being the thoughtful person she is brought me a Thank You card in which she wrote... “Thanks for your thoughtfulness and kindness on Friday. I feel like my life has been invaded. Your being there for me helped me an enormous amount. Thanks again, I appreciate your help ….Madeline”. I have this card on the wall at the office and I brought it to the hospital a few weeks ago when I visited Madeline, she was surprised that I still have the card. I had brought a Get Well card for her but she made me read this card to her as she couldn’t read it but when I showed her the Thank You card she took it and read it and couldn’t believe I kept it since 1998 I told her I always treasure things given to me from my friends. When I left her that day I told her I love her and she said I love you too and she put her hand to her lips and blew kisses as I was leaving. The memory of that day is still fresh in my mind and will be with me forever. Madeline you are a true friend and will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace my dear friend.
I never met her, but had the distinct pleasure of tasting her wonderful oxtail recipe on several occasions. My sincerest condolances to family and friends.
My deepest condolences to the Allicock family, and my good friend Karyn, who have lost so much in such a wonderful woman, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, wife and friend.
Please accept my deepest condolences on your sad loss. Almost fifty years ago, Madeline's and my life intersected at a youth camp in Guyana, South America. Our hearts were warmed in each others company, and we mutually chose to be sisters. It has been a special blessing to continue that relationship, even as the courses of our lives evolved; and to share it with our children.
We shared many cherished moments over the years - alone and with our children, which along with her voice and infectious laughter will linger. Binks, Michelle, Karyn and Sandra, I wish for you peace as you carry on, and reflect on the joy Dellie brought us all.
Cherill & Colin Caesar (Walton)
It was joy being Dellie's friend. She always displayed a strong will power,and showed this strength throughout her journey of life. Growing up in Guyana,she was raised in a christian home,and was a faithful church girl. Dellie's love for God gave her her a loving kind spirit. May God strengthen her husband,children,inlaws,grandchildren,& all who helped to care her throughout her illness. (Kyte family).
Sincere Condolences to the Allicock Family. Dellie is the friend, anyone would love to have. The Clement family met Dellie through her brother Michael,who loved and protected her.As we all left Guyana,we lost touch,but found each other again, and kept in touch over the years. Dellie is such a kind person,inspite of her illness,she would ask "How are you." Such a loving Spirit, God Bless us all for having known her. May GOD POUR FORTH HIS BLESSINGS ON HER HUSBAND,FAMILY,GRAND CHILDREN,AND COUSIN jOY FOR THE LOVING CARE THEY GAVE TO Dellie. May her soul rest in peace.
I was honoured to be included on Madeline's long list of friends and will miss our talks both at work and during her very painful struggles this past year. My sincere sympathy to her lovely family at this sad time in their lives.
Memories...so many wonderful memories of a wonderful woman.
I don't know how old I was when I first met Auntie Dellie. However, my first memory of meeting her was when my mom (Pauline); my brother (Karel); and I went to spend the day with her, Uncle Binks, and the girls (at their town house in Mississauga). I enjoyed that day so much that I couldn't wait for the next time we would get together. That's when I discovered that she was a great cook and baker (I will miss her pine tarts and pepper pot)!!!
Time passed and Auntie Dellie and family moved to North York (Toronto) and moved into the building where we lived. It was great having them just a few floors below us.
My family (including my aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandmother) has spent so much time with Auntie Dellie and her family. Auntie Dellie was a wonderful friend and aunt to me. Although she was not my biological aunt, I always considered her to be part of my family. She has been there for us; she celebrated many happy events with us - birthdays, weddings, graduations, family get togethers; and she has been there for the sad moments too.
Auntie Dellie will be missed. But her memory will live on.
Uncle Binks, Michelle, Karyn, and Sandra we share your loss with you. It will take time to heal this great hurt that you are experiencing. But, in time the hurt will give way to all the beautiful and wonderful memories that you have of her.
On behalf of my parents(Uli & Pauline), my brother (Karel), and my husband (Marcus) I offered our deepest and heartfelt sympathies.
"Every loss leaves a space that can be filled by God's presence."
Deli and I (Patrick), first met in church, her mom , (sister Blake) was our Sabbath school teacher. We were about seven or eight years old. Barbara was also a friend of the family, and lived in close proximity to the Blakes. Many years went by, I had immigrated to Toronto,when in 1971 my wife Barbara brought a package [of goodies] from Guyana, a gift for Deli from her mom Marie, who informed us that her daughter had just moved from New York and was now living in Toronto.
We promptly delivered the package to her, she invited us to supper, and after a delightful conversation and many laughs, we invited her to our home for supper; which was set for a later date.
Shortly after this visit with Deli, my brother Binks on his way back to Norway, after a short vacation to Guyana he came to visit us for a couple of days ( he thought ) but after a lengthy chat I successfully convinced him to stay in Toronto and not to return to Norway.
As planned Deli came over for supper and of course, she met my brother , and there was mutual attraction. They started dating and was married the following year,
AND THE REST IS HISTORY, as they say (LOL).
Deli has always been and will forever be a dear friend and sister-in-law to us, a dear aunt to our sons, Brian and Kevin.
Deli's passing has been difficult to fathom, and reminds us of our own mortality. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to Michelle and family, Karyn, Sandy , Binks, and all ,the Blake families.
May God bless and keep you safe and guide you to Nirvana,dearest Deli.
We will treasure the memories of the time you spent with us and remember you always.
PATRICK AND BARBARA ALLICOCK.
My deepest condolences goes out to the Alicock and Blake family. It was a pleasure knowing you Mrs. Alicock.
Dear Madeline, I still remember the first time I ever met you. You were so kind and gentle; I will treasure the memories forever. You made my dream come true when you managed to get me Bon Jovi tickets; it was the first time I ever got to see Bon Jovi and I owe it all to you! I called you so many times asking "did you get the tickets, please, pretty please". You laughed and patiently said "don't worry Sheila, if I can, I will" and you did! Over the years, we still laughed about it. When we last spoke, I couldn't believe your courage and strength, may you rest in peace, my friend. I will never forget you. Your colleague
It difficult to imagine I will not be hearing your voice or seeing you until we all meet again!! You have been my dearest companion and friend during the years we commute to work together. You were always so vibrant and joyful and full of laughter as we ride the train looking at all the people sleeping when we were so full of energy early in the morning! You enjoyed walking from home to Willowdale/Sheppard so we could meet on the bus. I will always remember how excited you’d be to meet up so you can tell me all about your kid’s successes (your daughter pregnancy, your younger daughter Teashop, or your son-in-law books!) but, your greatest joy and excitement was your grandkids! You had so many exciting and lovely stories to tell.
One of my loveliest memories of our time together was when you had just purchased your car and you wanted to practice. You picked me up and we went to the Marche for brunch at Bayview & Your Mills. The intention was to have brunch and then go off driving, but as always the conversation was so good we decided to stay and ordered lunch so we could continue chatting which led to us ordering dinner to go……needless to say we did not go driving very far.
My deepest sympathy goes out the entire Allicock family on the loss of my very dear friend Madeline. I will miss you dearly Madeline. You will always be in my heart!
To my brother-in-law and my lovely neices, Michelle, Karyn and Sandra, my Nephew-in-law Anthony and great nephews Immanuel and Evan. God loves and knows what's best for us all. And what He allows is what pleases Him as our Maker. I loved my sister Dell, and will remember her saying "you love to curl my hair and it always look so lovely when you are done" Dell had a lovely family who loved her and I will surely miss her. Lucien and girls God will give you the strength to carry on.
Delly and I were cousins( but she was my sister) She reminded me of my biological Mother, you see they had that same no- nonsence disposition. I would often say to her "Millie(my mother) is alive in you", and we would both have a good laugh. I am going to miss her dearly. I will share this prayer from Marion Stroud on behalf of the family.
Dear Lord,how ever will we face our life without the one we love? In those last days, when she was in such pain, We almost prayed for her release. But now We'd gladly have her back,for then at last there'd still be something we could do for her to show how much we care.
Her friends are very kind, dear Lord, and for their thoughtfulness, of course, we are thankful. The members of our family are like a tower of strength, but they, too have their grief to bear, their individual lives to lead, and in the end We know that every one of us must face our loss alone.
Alone, so very much alone, and yet we thank you, Lord, that you are here. No weariness or heaviness of heart, no other duties or commitments will take you from our side. And we can pour our hearts out to you without the fear of adding to your pain of being tedious or self-indulgent. If we could not rely on you for comfort we don't know what we'd do.
But you are here with arms outstretched to cradle and support. Help us to lean on you,dear Lord, knowing that you will give us strength not for the months or years ahead- We cannot bear to think that far- but for this day, this hour, this minute.
And give us just a candle-glow of light, Lord, within our darkness, so we can see the next step we must take. Oh, help us to believe that in your wisdom you'll lead us on with gentleness into a life that's still worth living, however different it may be.
Edith, it was only three months ago that I laid my sister to rest, but I know that I cannot experience your pain. Death is always personal. Nathalie and I are indeed saddened by the death of this wonderful daughter of Zion. While we did not interact often, our times together in Toronto were always pleasant and joyous. We trust that God will contiue to comfort the family in this hour of bereavement.
Errol and Nathalie Liverpool
As I sit here trying to think of a memory to share my mind is flooded and my heart is heavy. It is like a piece of comfort has left my world. Auntie Deli always took time for me. I remember when she taught me how to make a spinach quiche she was so supportive and kind. Her blunt honesty was refreshing. I always knew where things stood. If you did something good you were praised if you did not you were firmly but kindly corrected. As a child she always made us kids feel like we counted. Whenever there was a get together and we kids were sent "in the back". She always came to check in to make sure we were all still getting along and that we had enough to eat and were ok. I remember once staying the weekend one summer when I must have been about 12. We kids were running in and out of the sprinkler. Somehow Sandra and I collided and her forehead connected to my bottom lip. (I was small for my age and she was tall for hers). Anyway the blood was everywhere and it would not stop. Aunty Deli scooped me up and took me to the ER. (I don't even remember her putting a sun dress over my head so I would not still be wearing a swimsuit in the street.) On the ride there she asked if I was afraid and I asked her if the blood would not stop would I die. She looked at me and said Karlene in the tone only she had and said your lip is one of the smallest things on your body you could not possibly die because it was bleeding. That statement was so blunt and honest it was comforting and it also showed me the way to face my fear of the stitches. She let me know that there was no room to be a coward and I needed to face whatever was to come head on. I was able to become the "big girl" she expected me to be. She did not complain about how long we had to sit and wait and I never felt like I was wasting her entire day. Now as an adult I understand the demands of motherhood and I marvel at how she was able to do that. I don't even remember getting the stitches I remember that I had a great weekend with my cousins at aunty Deli's house.
My sympathy goes out the Allicock family on the loss of my very dear friend Madeline. Madeline was such a wonderful and joyful person with always a smile on her face; her face would just lite up when she talks about her grandkids and we often share pictures of our grandkids they were her pride and joy. Will miss you, Rest in peace my dear, dear friend.
Babs Deonarain & family
My deepest condolences goes out to the Blake & Allicock families.May she rest in peace. JoyChanelle Watson
My Dearest Delly,
Thank you for being my friend for so many years, seeing me through some dark times with love and understanding. I will never forget our many outings together..walks along the "harbourfront and the theatre.
I will miss you everyday.
Love, Jackie Hossein
You have been my dear friend since we first met in high school in Georgetown over 45 years ago. You have remained one of my dearest friends througout the years. We have shared the accomplishments of our children and you were always so very proud of your three beautiful daughters and your two handsome grandsons. Our visits together whether in Canada or the USA were always filled with fun,laughter and fond memories of our childhood days. I will always remember your cheerful spirit, caring disposition and loving kindness. You have left us much too soon, but God was ready for you and now you are with Him. I look forward to reuniting with you in the earth made new.
With all our love,
Desiree and John Ham-Ying, Orlando,Florida
To Delly in Memoriam
You left behind Edith Blake Li-A-Ping ,a dearest friend to me
She has a heart of gold
I never met Delly, she spoke to me very often about Lucien, Delly, Michelle, Karen and Sandra.
My sympathy to you all
May Delly rest in peace, and God will call her for eternity
Sorry I could'nt come to pay my final respect
Dr Robert Mathador
The absence of your life"Dellie" diminishes us all but the memories you gave us remain forever!!
You were my lunch buddy - a breath of fresh air always. I loved your company and will miss your warmth, love and humour. I admired your courage and love for family and friends. I will miss you Madeline but you will be our Angel. Rest in peace dear friend - no more pain. Love you always. Angela
Or the time she saved me from a spanking by announcing to my parents that if I got spanked SHE was going to cry.
She'd come home from grammar school after learning a new song that day and ask me if I wanted to hear it. Of course I'd say no. Well she'd say 'you have to hear it' and she'd proceed to sit me down and sing it to me. Last night I dreamt that she had sat me down, again, and sang this song which was her latest favorite at the time,
The postman, the paper boy, the piano tuner too
All come the front way as visitors do
But cook's friend Emily with buckles on her shoes
Pops in the back way and has a cup of tea.
Oh my sister's singing for glory now in her chorus to the sky.
Brother, Michael, New York, NY
She'd learn a new song at school and come home and asked me if I wanted to hear her sing it and of course I'd say no. She'd then say well you have to hear me sing it. I want you to learn it and I'd say Dellll. I remember how she drilled this one into me (and I dreamt about it last night)
The postman, the paper boy, the piano tuner too
All come the front way as visitors do
But cook's friend Emily with buckles on her shoes
Pops in the back way and has a cup of tea.
Oh boy I remember that one to this day. Of course there are others.
Brother - Michael
Delie as I had known her was the kindest and most thoughtfull person I have had as a friend.She was pleasant and caring,For few times we met since coming to Canada .she always had a smile and willing to partake in any of our entertainment we all did together.She would surely be missed by Paula and I.
Patrick and Paula Mansonhing
The gift of friendship you gave us will never be forgotten. You added a little more joy and humour, kindness and love in our lives. We admired your courage and your family's dedication in the last few months. Rest now my friend, your work is done! Love, Maggie and George
I was sixteen years old when I first met you and grew up over the years sharing your friendship. Yourself, Binks and the "Girls," let Gabby and I become a part of your family and we thank you.
You always reached out and kept in touch, because you understood the importance of family. My visits to Canada will never be the same. I know you are safe and the Allicock/Blake family just gained another angel. You will be missed!! God Bless!! Lyn