Farewell to ‘Dragonfly’


A SMALL SILVER URN illuminated by flickering candlelight, flanked by the headpiece Renee Ratcliffe wore on her final mas, stood out as heart-tugging reminders of the “Dragonfly” at her funeral service yesterday.

There was standing room only in the Coral Ridge Memorial Chapel where family and friends turned out in their numbers on a rainy morning to say a final farewell to the late Crop Over bandleader and designer who died on August 1, just minutes after taking her Kadooment band before the judges at the National Stadium.

The effusion of colour and the music which dominated the service were reminiscent of the vibrancy of the personality of the popular designer of junior and senior Kadooment bands.

Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.


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