THE LATE JADURHAI POONAI
LARGE CROWDS MOURN DEATH OF PROMINENT BERBICIAN
Mr. Jadurhai Poonai, son of Mr. Poonai, the well-known proprietor of Nos. 56 and 61 Estates; Corentyne, Berbice and Prominent turfite, died on Friday evening, July 10 last, after a short illnes.
Mr. Poonai was 27 years of age at the time of his death. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife and six children besides his father and three brothers, Bissundyal, Adit, and Hamchand.
Unassuming and of a genial disposition Mr. Poonai had a wide circle of friends in the Upper Corentyne District. He was educated at the Berbice Boys High School and was keen on studying medicine but unfortunately the death of his mother interrupted his arrangements. In the meantime he became attached to the Skeldon Hospital but induced by his father, he left toenter into the commercial life.
He enjoyed good health until recently.
The life and light of the home – the sportsman of the family – he was particularly interested in horse racing and was the trainer of his father’s stables which included the popular thoroughbred “Cortie G” and the creoles “Ramona” and “Speed Roi” winners of many a race in the colony. His death came as a shock to his relatives and many friends and the large crowd, numbering nearly four hundred that joined in paying their last respects at the funeral was evidence of his popularity. The “Daily Chronicle” joins in the many expressions of sympathy to his bereaved wife, children and other relatives.
Source: the Daily Chronicle Sunday July 26, 1931: page 4.
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