OBITUARY for Venine Ogilvie Wynter. He passed on November 11, 2023.
Our life is but an autumn sun. Its glorious dawn how quickly passed and spent too soon our golden hours our life work done; The shadows of departing night creep on into the night, Lead us O Christ to perfect rest.
Venine Ogilvie Wynter was the first child of Percival and Esther Wynter. He was born on February 10, 1947. He grew up in the district of Donegal in the parish of St. Elizabeth Jamaica. Growing up with two sisters he had to do all the chores. There was no boy chore or girl chore in the home; thus, he learned to cook clean wash, and care for the plants and animals, He reared some of the best rabbits always coming home with a bundle of rabbit feed.
Childhood, life revolved around. home, school, and church. It was school Monday to Friday and church on Sundays no questions no excuses. Venine was an active member of the Springfield Moravian Church youth group; "The Boys Brigade". He was an active participant in drills and various competitions. Winning Sometimes.
Venine attended the Springfield All-Age School up to the age of 15. He was successful in the entrance exam to attend St Andrew Technical Trade Center in Kingston. He left home in the country to join his aunt Maudlyn's family in Kingston to attend School where he was trained in Plumbing and Pipe Filling. It was while living with Aunt Maudlyn that he got the name "Posey". Posey would be the one to go to the post office at 3 miles which was some distance from home in Water House. This duty was extended to neighbors. After school, Posey and his cousin Vivian left home to work on their chosen craft. Posey lived and worked in several places. Some persons may know him from Kingston, Portland, up the street, or down the road, always giving a helping hand. As a single parent raising his family, Posey worked hard to always find a way to provide.
In 1994, Posey migrated to the United States, where he lived with his sister Cynthia. He promptly applied his specialized craft skills as a master plumber, securing employment. Posey's dedication to his work was unwavering, and he demonstrated a willingness to take on assignments wherever the job demanded.
April 1, 2001, was a joyous moment in Posey’s life, as he married his cherished wife, Ruthlin Cooper, affectionately known as Rosie. A woman who truly embodies the essence of a rose, adding beauty and warmth to every moment of Posey's life, loving and caring for him. Posey also loved music, to party, and a good game of domino. He would play forgetting that the clock was ticking towards the next day. Although, he was not a go to church every Sunday person he knew and accepted the Lord. Now at the garden's gate, he must go alone. He took his father's hand and entered in. His journey here has ended. Do not grieve for him for too long. We must go on without him and cherish the things that remind us of him.
Posey is preceded in death by his parents, Percival and Esther Wynter, and his daughter, Venecia. To cherish his sweet memory, he is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Ruthlin Wynter. Additionally, he leaves behind two sisters, Millicent, and Cynthia, along with nine children: Natalie, Phillipa (Darrell), Nicola (Roland), Christopher, Trishauna, and Rickie, Ian, Frank (Kim), and Nikki (Bolt) Posey is also remembered by a host of aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, grand & great-children relatives, and friends. While he will be missed, his memory will live on.
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