EAST BANK DEMERARA, Guyana (Sunday, March 7, 2021) — Thirty-five-year-old Germaine Othello Lupe, also popularly known as Bruno, died — suddenly and unexpectedly — in his sleep, of “heart failure”, on Monday, February 22, at his home in New Hope, East Bank Demerara, in Guyana.
His untimely passing, plunged his many family members, relatives, friends and associates into a state of stupefying disbelief, shock and profound grief.
Described, by those who knew him, as a personable, loving, unselfish and caring person, Germaine, was born to proud parents, Webbley Lupe and Caesarine Horne-Joseph, on Sunday, March 10, 1985.
Tall, burly and handsome, Germaine, an enterprising entrepreneur and recent owner of a mechanic and vulcanising business, was the husband of Claudette Ann Campbell, and stepfather to Trevor and Kimberley Patraj.
St. Gabriel’s Nursery and Primary School, Queenstown Community High School and Richard Ishmael Secondary School enriched and fortified the young, “bright”, Germaine with a solid education.
He subsequently propelled himself into successive successful careers with Kei-Shar’s Home Goods Store; the Guyana Ministry of Public Works — Amaila Falls Project; and as a self-employed taxi driver, before his most recent business venture.
An accomplished sport fisherman, Germaine’s hobbies also included barbequing and “fixing things” for family, relatives, friends, associates, neighbours — and anyone else who asked.
His grieving mother, Caesarine, in a text interview, described Germaine as “my baby” — he was the last of her five children — and her “McGuiver”, because of his mostly-self-taught talent to “always fabricate something to fix any problem”, leaving her with “many memories around the house”.
The funeral of the late Germaine Othello Lupe took place last Friday, March 05, and included: a viewing at his home at Lot 7 Hutsonville New Hope, East Bank Demerara; a subsequent viewing and funeral service at his father’s residence, 301 1st Street, Arcadia Village, East Bank Demerara; followed by burial at the Mocha Cemetery.
The beloved, well-liked, and greatly-admired Germaine was:
grandson of the late Sydney and Lillian Lupe of Arcadia Village and the late Zurich and Minerva Horne of Agricola/ brother of Nikita (Mandy) Marques-Murphy, Andrew, Adrian and Mario Marques/ nephew of the late Elsa Pantlitz of Canada; Marva Lupe-Grant; Delphine Hodge; Sydney Lupe and Wilvor Lupe of the USA; Theresa McKie of Canada; Viola Babb and Cynthia George of BVI/ uncle to Tiffany; Tayshawn; Tyrese; Sabina, Tyrique, Timothy, Stephon, Jasana, Mariel, Marion, Marianne, Marique, Marius and Sasha/ great uncle of Romir Gill/ cousin of Ricardo Pantlitz; Mark Pantlitz of Canada; Michael Pantlitz of the USA; Michelle Archer of the USA; Kith Hosannah; the late Malaika Grant; Joel Grant of Barbados; Joella Grant; Compton (Jr.) and Melanie Hodge of the USA; Melissa Thompson; Fiona Lupe and Keon Lupe of the USA; Kenisha Lupe Munroe and Monique Lupe Nelson of the USA; Brian and others of Canada; Alic and Ali George; Claudine Babb and others of BVI; the Lupes, Hornes Wilsons and many others/ son in law of Shamoon Campbell and the late Kenneth Campbell/ brother in law of Neville Murphy and Dolly Ranjit of Barbados; Natoya and Mellonie Marques; Early and Dayday Campbell; and Bharat Ranjit/ uncle in law of Jemain Edwards/ and friend to Buddy, Notch, Teon, John, Bradford, Sandra and others.