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KELVIN SEATON: STERN COMRADE; PURE HEART by Sylvan Wilson

posted 18 Jun 2012, 09:44 by Gerry Kangalee   [ updated 21 Jun 2012, 08:13 ]
Comrade Kelvin Seaton, on first impression, was a dread union officer. His stern features and strong voice would intimidate many upon first meeting him.

Once you start working with him you get to realize that he was a man of his word: you must be on time for meetings: you must complete all assignments that are due. Meetings were about serious business; minimal laughing, no cross talk; get to the point quickly.
KELVIN SEATON"S, (EX BRANCH SECRETARY OF THE TCL BRANCH OF THE OILFIELDS WORKERS TRADE UNION) FUNERAL SERVICE ON
 
SATURDAY JUNE 23RD 2012
GIUDE'S FUNERAL HOME, COUVA
3:00PM
 
BURIAL AT LONGDENVILLE CEMETERY
Once he gave his word that he will either attend a function or deliver a document one could rest assured that it would be done except for some calamitous development.

His commitment to the struggles of workers seemed to have no limit. Comrade Seaton would be at every picket line even though I never knew him to own a vehicle. He was always humble and selfless in his outlook towards life.

If you offered to give him a lift to an activity you had better be on time or you would feel very uncomfortable in your own vehicle.

He voiced his opinion from captain to cook, both in the union and at the workplace. You always knew what his opinion was on any topic being discussed; notwithstanding this I have never known him to hold malice in his heart toward anyone.

If ever I was going into any battle and I had to choose comrades to be in the fox-hole with, Kelvin would have been one of the first persons I would choose. He was indeed a very special person.
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