AS in life, Siparia couple Rajkumar and Cynthia Ramnarine were at each other's side for their funeral and cremation yesterday.
The joint funeral and cremation of Rajkumar Ramnarine, 76, and Cynthia Ramnarine, 69, who died one day apart after they were injured in a car crash last Wednesday, was attended by hundreds of mourners, including Member of Parliament for Fyzabad and Minister of Transport Chandresh Sharma.
The Ramnarines, of Edwards Road, were seated in the backseat of a car driven by their son, Krishan, who was taking his mother to Piarco International Airport to board a flight to Canada.
Krishan Ramanarine, 47, said he was driving in the right lane of the north-bound lane of the Uriah Butler Highway when, in the vicinity of the Divali Nagar site, another car swerved into his path. He said he crashed into the vehicle and his car spun several times before colliding with a lamp post.
Cynthia Ramnarine, a mother of three, and grandmother of eight, died at the Chaguanas Health Centre hours after the crash, while her husband died last Thursday evening at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope.
At the couple's funeral service, at the Akashbhany Presbyterian Church in Siparia, son-in-law Jai Jaikaran said he hoped they remained together in death as they were in life.
"We lost everything and we hope that both souls would go in peace," Jaikaran said. "No matter where they were, we hope they walk hand in hand."