IN LOVING MEMORY OF

NEVILLE ANDREW LYN

AUGUST 16, 1951 – APRIL 14, 2021

“Kind, loving, hard-working, dedicated, fearless, generous, these are all qualities that my father, Neville Lyn embodied.”

Born in Kingston, Jamaica

AUGUST 16,1951

  We all knew him in a variety of roles. Husband, father, brother, grandpa, uncle, cousin, boss, mentor and friend.
Dad was one of 16 children. He married my mom (Arlene) at the age of 33 and 15 months later I was born, followed by my brother Andrew 3 years later . He was a workaholic, but never resisted the opportunity to entertain family, friends and loved ones. And of course he always ensured there was an abundance of food and drinks.

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A Lifetime of Memories

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“Dad, your love, your patience, your understanding, your strong work ethic and your amazing sense of humour will live on forever. Thank you for everything you’ve given us.”

“To honor him and all his philanthropic work, the family is currently in the process of setting up The Neville Lyn Foundation to continue his name and legacy”

24 Comments

  1. Fabian

    Amazing eulogy Kerry Ann your dad was all you spoke of and more . Definitely a workaholic, but that part of him was evident in everything he did always keeping a good balance between working and family life .A great ambassador for Jamaica and his love for all could been seen in his generosity and charitable work.The home he created with your mom enabled you and Andrew to flourish and become the amazing people you are .
    Rest in piece uncle Neville
    Fabes

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  2. Kiki

    Mr.Lyn! What a ray of sunlight you were on this world. I remembered doing a fund raiser to assist children with sickle cell and all I had to do was share my intentions with you and you were there to support. Thank you for the laughs for your kindness and being you. A great human overall. Now for the dancing lol just a joy to see you enjoy life and I too am reminded that we have to and must enjoy life while we are here. Sounds weird but we must enjoy life while we are alive. We have to live it and I pray your soul is resting in peace. Thank you Mr. Lyn for blessing us with your the gift of your presence. Condolences to Kerry and the family. Mr. Lyn You are loved. Thank you for the memories.

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  3. Rochelle

    Neville we are truly heart broken and will miss you terribly. ? Kerry your words are so very true and so very beautiful you and Andrew will do him proud as you always have he loved you all so much. I am honored and blessed to be able to say I knew him. I will cherish that always. MAY HE RIP xo?❤️

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    • Kirk Anthony Williams Snr

      I am saddened by your passing Uncle NEVILLE on hearing the sad new I broke down in tear while at work and did so for quite some time. I have know NEVILLE LYN for close to 30 years and since knowing this man the only thing he has changed in all these years is the color of his hair he as been the same person inside and out his Mentorship and kindness knows no abounds, Myself and My Wife applaud the Great work of NEVILLE LYN and his Legacy

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  4. Jennifer Moses

    OH KERRI! WHAT A LOVELY TRIBUTE TO YOUR PRECIOUS DAD!!! Your pain is my pain too…but hold on to happy memories!! May peace reign in your heart!! Abundant blessings are wished for you & family! ?Much love & hugs!!♥️

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    • Grace Chin Loy-Orelue

      I met Neville in 1979 at Jamaica Travel. So loved his gentle personality. Really humble, sweet, loving person. Always smiling. Always left us wondering what he was up to. He was such a family man. Even after not seeing him for a while, when we saw each other it would be like old times. Nuff laughs!! Dearest Neville, Rest well my friend, and gwaan cook some good food in Heaven. My sincere and heartfelt condolences to Arlene and Kerry!

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  5. Marsha

    Mr Lyn I am heartbroken at this time my prayers are with your family. Your were one of the best boss I ever had RIP bosse

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  6. Kim Menzies

    “There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone the light remains.” ?

    RIP Mr. Lyn ??

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  7. Eddie

    Rip

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    • Lyndon Latore

      I have been very fortunate to learn a lot from Uncle Neville. He and a few others taught me what it truly meant to be selfless and giving.

      For more than a decade he has supported my efforts with the various STGC teams, fundraisers, events…and especially my personal occasions. I am sure the office laughed when he would cuss and run me…lol, but yet invite me in to the office to now guide me on how best to make arrangements, then send me to Yanique.

      He always had the time to give me an encouraging word and to ensure the meals were always on time.

      To me the measure of the man was seen in how he interacted with his staff. The respect and love was very clear.

      To Kerry and the entire PLC family you are in my prayers.

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  8. Eddie

    DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START OLD FRIEND/BROTHER I AM SO SADDENED, ALWAYS THOUGHT I WOULD GET TO SEE AND TALK TO YOU AGAIN, NEVER SAW THIS COMMING.
    NEVILLE, YOU WERE ALL THE THINGS SAID ABOUT YOU IN THE EULOGY, AND MORE. SMALL IN STATUE BIG IN HEART.
    BIG IN HEART BECAUSE YOU WERE THE MOST GENEROUS OF PERSONS, ALWAYS GIVING, ALWAYS HELPING OTHERS. BIG IN HEART BECAUSE YOU WERE NEVER AFRAID TO TAKE RISKS IN LIFE, LOVE OR BUSINESS, YOU WERE A GIANT OF A MAN.
    I KNOW KERRY ANN, YOUR DAUGHTER AND ANDREW YOUR SON, WILL TAKE MANY PAGES FROM YOUR BOOK NEV. YOU TAUGHT THEM WELL.

    REST IN HEAVENLY PEACE OLD FRIEND.

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    • Eberle Dawes

      As students, Neville was in most classes with me at St. George’s College from 1c upwards. We were separated after 5th Form, but years later, met again at the Telephone Company when he asked me if my name was “Dawes’. I responded by asking if his name was “Lyn” and we both had a good laugh, afterwards. Since then, we met from time to time at George’s College’s functions, where he was invariably the caterer, and on the road.
      Two of my younger brothers, both of whom died last year, were associated with the Constant Spring Football Club. In the late 1960s or early 1970s, Derrick, the elder, played Minor League for the club, which was named Golden Aces, then, I believe. Patrick, the younger, not only played Masters League for the club, but along with Neville, was involved with the teaching of golf to youngsters.
      I have just learned something new, also – Neville was born exactly 20 years to the date. after my late mother. I preceded him by six months. and so was the son of a “teenaged mother.”
      Yes, Neville put his heart into everything he did, and in all my years of knowing him, I cannot recall ever seeing him flustered. On the contrary, he always bore a genuine smile. He will be missed, but I trust that the good memories he has left behind will provide some consolation to his family and all of us.
      May Light Perpetual shine upon him.

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  9. Lakin

    Mr. Lyn you were a kindred soul who traversed the corridors of earth with a mammoth heart, relentless spirit and the epitome of kindness.

    You’re missed like a umbrella on a rainy afternoon.

    Rest well my friend

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  10. Valerie Magnus

    Since the 1980’s we have had to collab on many projects from Alcan through NHT as you patiently tried to match gormet cuisine to my under budgeted desires. But somehow we always managed to strike a compromise.
    Enjoy your eternal rest as our Father shines his perpetual light on a child who tried so hard to live and do his work.

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    • karl Tyrell

      Sir Lyn you were a wonderful soul, never a dull moment around you.We met through football, you were such an inspiration to many…hope you find everlasting peace in the hands of God…RIP…sir Neville you will be truly missed.????

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  11. Sonia H

    Dear Neville,

    Your last words to me were so typical of you…always thinking of others and no fuss for yourself. Your generous heart had no bounds. You took good care of everyone around you and your arms and labour were open to all in need.

    You gave all your projects, paid and unpaid, the very best treatment and attention. The efficient way you conducted the business was always thoughtful and caring. With your example to draw on, PLC will live on with Kerry and Andrew.

    May you rest well in eternal peace.

    Arlene, Kerry, Andrew and family, my love and prayers are with you all.

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  12. Zoe Chung (Gen C)

    Kerry, I’m so sorry for your loss. When I came to Jamaica in 2017, your family took care of me and looked out for me. Uncle Neville always made me feel included and helped me ‘grow my Jamaican roots’ by telling me stories about our family. It was wonderful to hear from his perspective how our family grew up. I will always remember his bountiful laugh – it’s the one thing that always stood out to me about Uncle Neville. Always making jokes, and making everyone feel at home. Rest in peace.

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  13. Michelle Wilson-Reynolds

    This is such an awesome and fitting tribute, celebrating a life lived to the fullest and a special man who worked hard and loved hard. I have been so honoured to have known him. Though he has gone on ahead suddenly, clearly he has created so many memories, he will live on in the heart. I grieve for you and the entire family Kerry, but even while my tears have flowed, I know that the legacy will continue. I pray that these lovely memories you have shared will also provide you all some comfort at this time. God bless ???
    Michelle

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  14. Rosemary Lee-Yap

    I am glad I knew Neville. He was always willing to help and kind in his resolve in any challenges I faced. Because of the indelible mark and impact he made during his time with us, he will be missed dearly. My family shares your loss and feel your sorrow. We pray for strength and healing. May his memories soar and his kind spirit be a lifetime example for all who knew him.

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  15. Clive Chambers

    I first met Neville in 1963 as a first former at St George’s College. We journeyed together with a few others from first to fifth form. We played football together, not just in school for our form, but also for Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Youth Movement’s team.. We partied together with a group of friends as any teenager in our time would do. Neville was very personable and a great friend to have.

    We were fortunate to have attended StGC when there were a fairly large number of Jesuit priests teaching there. These men, I believe, had a tremendous impact on our lives and instilled in us the desire to be men for others, to not just live for ourselves alone, but to live for others too,. We were inspired to be of service to others and we see this stated about Neville in the beautiful eulogy given by Kerry. Neville truly believed in giving back. He gave back to his school, to his old boys’ association (StGCOBA), to his friends to charitable causes, and to the Catholic Communities. I specifically remember his generosity to St Peter Claver Church for our banquet for which Patsy Lyn Caterers catered. There is much more that I could share but I will stop here.

    He truly lived the motto of our alma mater, Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the Greater Glory of God and he did it well.

    Neville, my friend, may your soul rest in peace and perpetual light shine upon you.

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  16. Sharon walker

    I can feel your pain Kerry. I met your father 13 years ago at Fresh Approach & the love & respect I have for him grew stronger every year. Rest in peace Mr. Lyn, my memories of you will stay with me forever.

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  17. David Wong Ken and family

    Neville was a man whose good -indeed huge – reputation preceded him , but a man who when you met him not only lived up to the good things you had heard said about him, he exceeded them.

    Love and sincere consolences to his wonderful family.

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  18. Danielle Binder

    What a lovely tribute to your dad Kerry! Very touching words…

    We were so saddened by the news of Uncle Neville’s passing. Still in shock about it. We’re also so sad that we can physically be there with you all.

    Gone to soon indeed. RIP Uncle Neville. Heaven holds you now.

    Love,
    Danielle, Simon and Hudson

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  19. Gillian Blair

    Mr Lyn was a very strong person who was family oriented always grateful for anything u did for him very compliant with whatever care u told him to do .He wasn’t a fussy person and always had that warm greeting when u greeted him he will always be remembered by myself and team of ward 3 as our best client we all mourn his loss with his family friends co-workers .

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