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Alain Carreau, Jamaica
Alain Carreau, Jamaica
2 months ago

Dear Bishop Michael Maxwell and Family,

I was told a few days ago that our former colleague Dawn passed. This is so sudden. What a shock!

Dawn has been worked for and frequently interacted with us in Jamaica in her capacity as regional lead auditor for so many years.

Dawn was unanimously appreciated for her professionalism, rigor and collaboration skills. She was at the same time such a nice person, living daily values such as integrity, respect for people and authenticity.

The whole RUBiS Energy Jamaica staff, its Management Team and I will deeply miss Dawn.

We kindly ask you to accept our deepest condolences

May God give you and your family the strength to face these very difficult times.

May Dawn rest in peace. 

On behalf of RUBiS Energy Jamaica Ltd.
Alain Carreau

Last edited 2 months ago by Alain Carreau, Jamaica
Stewart L. Gill - Business Development Manager
Stewart L. Gill - Business Development Manager
2 months ago

So sorry to hear this terribly sad news. Dawn was always a friendly face, was always willing to help, so bubbly. Thorough, honest and enthusiastic in her work. Gone too soon, Dawn may you rest in peace. To Dawn’s family my sincerest condolences.

Lynett Drayton- AR Credit manager
Lynett Drayton- AR Credit manager
2 months ago

Dawn was one of my very best friends. We knew each other from school days and I still have this picture in my mind of long thick braids to her shoulders with that pleasant smile!! That smile hasn’t changed over the years.
When we both joined Chevron in 2006, we immediately re-kindled our friendship. Dawn was very professional in her job (believe me there were no special favors for friends!!) and I respected and admired that quality in her, above all else. She was also kind to all in need and never hesitated to give a listening ear whether work related or personal. I will miss our lunchtime conversations and having someone to seek for advice whether work related or personal.
My heart aches, every time I remember my dear,dear Dawn, but I know in her usual ‘matter of fact way, she would say to me, ‘Don’t cry it’s going to be alright. God is in control’. I dedicate this poem in her memory.

When I am gone, release me, let me go.
I have so many things to see and do,
You mustn’t tie yourself to me with too many tears,
But be thankful we had so many good years.
I gave you my love, and you can only guess
How much you’ve given me in happiness.
I thank you for the love that you have shown,
But now it is time I traveled on alone.
So grieve for me a while, if grieve you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust
That it is only for a while that we must part,
So treasure the memories within your heart.
I won’t be far away for life goes on.
And if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can’t see or touch me, I will be near
And if you listen with your heart, you’ll hear
All my love around you soft and clear
And then, when you come this way alone,
I’ll greet you with a smile and a “Welcome Home”.

Christopher Walcott
Christopher Walcott
2 months ago

While i did not know Dawn for as long as some of our other colleagues, she was always a friendly face and a pleasant presence, gone too soon. My deepest condolences to Bishop Maxwell and your family

Colin Harris
Colin Harris
2 months ago

My deepest condolences to the Maxwell family, may God almighty give them the strength at this time of grief.

Country
Guyana
Imran Phillips
Imran Phillips
2 months ago

Dawn was an absolute gem of a human being….i will miss her dearly, her beautiful smile and her reassuring words…..my sincerest condolences to her family in this most difficult of times…..she will forever be missed

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Barbados
Elton Charles
Elton Charles
2 months ago

Dawn was a gentle soul with a wonderful personality!

She was very meticulous & detailed in her work; a stickler for processes & an iconic Compliance Specialist!

She exhibited unmeasured calmness & had exemplary listening skills. She was a superior professional in her work!

Deepest condolences to the Holder & Maxwell families from the “fellas” at the Maurice Bishop International Airport Fueling Facility.

May her gentle soul rest in eternal peace.

E. Charles

Country
Grenada
Peter Bentham
Peter Bentham
2 months ago

Dawn was a pillar of strength in an argument, we shared many arguments on a host of topics from work to life, sometimes never agreeing with each other and other times sharing the same views after convincing her that I was right.
Most of all, Dawn was my Lunch partner along with Lynett, we always shared the same table, she, Lynett and I.
Dawn was very appreciate of everyone’s ideas, but one must understand that in her books appreciative did not mean, “I agree with you”. Her disagreement was always done in a very respectful manner.
She was missed from our lunch table when she left the organization and will be missed even more now. Her spirit will remain with many of us.
To her family I extend my deepest condolences.

Country
Barbados
Amina Green
Amina Green
2 months ago

Deepest sympathies and condolences to Bishop Maxwell and family.


Country
Barbados
PAT EDWARDS aka Neighbor - Inspector Spock
PAT EDWARDS aka Neighbor - Inspector Spock
2 months ago

I took a long time to write this note because I was literally lost for words something very uncharacteristic for me. I apologize for the 3 paragraphs but Dawn was a writer and she would accept nothing short lol.

I met Dawn in August of 2008 when I joined the Chevron group and it was a crazy way to meet someone. I was having the orientation meeting August 21st 2008 and i suddenly heard this voice in the most professional way Patricia Patricia are you with us? Patricia had fallen asleep in the orientation session snoring and all. I had to apologize and admitted that my very good friend had died from cancer the night before and I had not slept a wink. And she said oh cause I was here saying who is this mad woman they bring in here to work. Ahahahaha. That started a friendship that I treasured for 12 years.

Space will not permit me to say all, but what I will say is that Dawn was unique, she was strong bright intelligent and one who never ever backed down from a challenge. I have so many memories of her great strength and uncommon stamina. I recall once we were in a competition hosted by the gym and we had to run a 5K. It nearly took our lives. but I stayed behind with her and I knew her well enough not to say one single word but just be there until we reached the finish line. I knew when to leave her alone and when to say something. I knew what made her sad and what made her laugh or roll her eyes. We called each other neighbor because our offices were next to each other when we first met and she would always say neighbor I am travelling remember to pick up the clothes and look out for the children. I became inspector spock to her because of my investigative mind and the ability to crack cases lolol. Dawn was a star in a profession and never mixed matters. She would have a cup of tea with you go to lunch even and come back and send you a memo for any breech of company policies. My poor department would get the surprised audits and those were my rolling eyes moments. Dawn had such a superb personality that even though you are mad at her for being so perfect you just had to love her.

I would miss the chats the calls the visit at Christmas, the sweet bread, the pone, and above all the love and warmth of a true friend who knew me and understood me better than anyone else and who respected my differences and appreciated my strengths. I think our friendship developed even stronger when she realized that I knew her beloved husband when he was a young man studying for the ministry. I am so glad I had an opportunity to see Dawn before she left Barbados on November 22nd I believe, So glad that we prayed we cried and laughed on that day. Little did I know it would be the last time to see her alive. I am however heartened by the way she handled her diagnosed illness. Her words to me on that last Sunday I saw her was Patricia, at first I was saying I wanted to live for my children and husband, but then I had a conversation with the Lord and I said God whatever you do I accept. I am at peace. I know that she died at peace, I know that she died with Jesus in her heart and I know that she will rise in glory one day. So although I grieve I hurt and I cry I am comforted that she is indeed in the loving arms of her Lord and Saviour.

To the right Honourable Bishop Michael there are no sympathy words that I can give you that could ease the pain of your loss. To MJ and Chris though you were told by mom to expect the worse I am sure you were not ready to let go. To Erline, Sue and Kyle you too were not ready I am sure. I thank all of you for sharing Dawn with us and we pray that as you grieve and mourn privately that her memories her beautiful smile and her achievements in the earth would be a comfort. Rest Easy Dawn, sing in the heavenly choir in your new robe of righteousness, I am heart broken, I sign this epistle with my tears, I miss you, In the Sweet bye and bye! Until we meet again!.

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BARBADOS
Alain Busigny
Alain Busigny
2 months ago

I have been working with Dawn 7 years during my time in Barbados and it has always been a pleasure working with her. She was very professional, very experience and very freindly. I have been shock to hear the passed away so suddenly and she did not have enough time to settle in her new journey after she left Rubis’s family.
Please accept my deepest condoleances to her family and freinds
Alain Busigny

Country
France
Whyvonna Wiggins-Hoyte
Whyvonna Wiggins-Hoyte
2 months ago

I remember Dawn as a bubbly person who loved to laugh, and I had many laughs with her.  Many days I trekked to her office for clarity and understanding on work related issues, because she was knowledgeable, professional, helpful, encouraging and provided a listening ear.

To the family, I wish you peace and comfort as you grieve. May this short poem by David Harkins be comforting to you.

Dawn Is Gone 
You can shed tears that Dawn is gone
Or you can smile because she has lived
You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
Or you can be full of the love that you shared
You can remember her and only that she is gone
Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what she would want: smile, remember your times with her, love and go on.   

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Barbados
Rudy Smith - Finance Manager - EC
Rudy Smith - Finance Manager - EC
2 months ago

“Dawnette”, “Holder-Maxwell”, “Short Stuff”…these were just some of the affectionate names that would precede my daily interactions with Dawn. Her sudden passing definitely hit me very deeply indeed as it did others in the Finance team and colleagues across the other Eastern and Western Caribbean Rubis entities.

There is so much I can say about Dawn as we interacted closely in the Finance team and on many projects where her keen insight, knowledge and professionalism were always on display. To speak of all these and other things would take much more time and space, so I will try to summarize it best by using the acronym of her name to convey how I saw and appreciated her over the 14 years we worked together….she will definitely be sorely missed:

Dedicated
Articulate
Winsome
No-nonsense

To Michael, MJ, Chris, the Holder and Maxwell family, my deepest condolences and may God’s grace and comfort surround you during this time.

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Barbados
Kayla Hoyte
Kayla Hoyte
2 months ago

Dawn was always one to greet you with a wide smile. Truly one of the kindest and supportive people I have ever met/worked with.
We knew we would miss her once she had left the company, but this loss hits hard and leaves a noticeable gap.
She definitely left a lasting impression on me and will always hold a place in my heart.
To her family, my sincerest condolences. We will always be here for you.

Rest in peace
Love Always,
Kayla

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Barbados
Andre Alleyne
Andre Alleyne
2 months ago

In my short time working with Dawn, I enjoyed her professional approach, combined with her affable personality. May she rest in peace. To her family, my sincere condolences.

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Barbados
Sebastien Guellaut
Sebastien Guellaut
2 months ago

I enjoyed interacting with Dawn during my time in the Caribbean, she had a great personality and was always wearing a smile. Deepest condolences to the Maxwell family.

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France
SHERVONA ISHMAEL
SHERVONA ISHMAEL
2 months ago

Heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family.
Her positive energy and personality was everything .
She will be missed dearly.

Country
ST. LUCIA
Faye Marsh – Credit Analyst
Faye Marsh – Credit Analyst
2 months ago

Dawny, my heart aches at the thought that you are gone. I miss you and I will always love you and our boys. I hold solace in knowing the plans for you are greater that this earth. You came, you conquered and now you have moved on to where are needed more. Your timing has always been impeccable and you have left a wonderful and lasting mark everywhere you touched, especially my heart. Luv U 4ever.

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Barbados
Marsha Small-Inniss
Marsha Small-Inniss
2 months ago

Ever the professional but always so pleasant, Dawn was a joy to work with and chat with and I don’t think I ever saw her in a bad mood. We worked together on the ERP project and her thoroughness and painstaking attention to detail and inquisitive mind, which was always very active, were key to the success of the whole project. Dawn was an extremely useful person to have on your team.

On a personal level, Dawn was so effervescent and ‘smiley’ 🙂 Always friendly and inclusive and joyful. She was encouraging and you could always tell she was rooting for you- road tennis, Surfside games, fat loss competitions- Dawn was the best cheerleader! But don’t be fooled, she was everyone’s cheerleader!

When she came upstairs to meetings, she would never pass by our desks in SS&T without a pleasant greeting and a friendly smile or a joke. Her retirement party was a happy occasion with lots of well wishes and hugs and we felt happy for her that we was off to start a whole new chapter. We only wish the chapter was longer but with what we know of Dawn, we are sure she was at peace as she always seemed to have faith that things would work out.

We miss you terribly Dawn. Our sincere condolences to Bishop Maxwell and her loving children and family.

Much Love from the Shipping Team

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Barbados
Dianne Best
Dianne Best
2 months ago

Precious Dawn……..my fellow “Decembie”.

It is with a heavy heart that I offer my sincerest condolences to the Holder and Maxwell families.

My memories of Dawn will always be happy ones. As my daughters, who were so fortunate to meet and interact with her as part of the Rubis Internship Program, have expressed,”she has such a warm and sunny personality!”

Certainly, that was true, but little did they know that she was a very serious lady. As we say in JA, “she likkle, but she tallawah (strong, fearless)”. That bright smile could fool you into thinking she wouldn’t include in the report that particular audit point that you were conversing oh so pleasantly about lol. While we worked together on some very challenging issues within the Operations Department, her professionalism, attention to detail, and her ability to analyse a situation and offer solutions in a respectful and collaborative manner shone through.

But there was way more to her than just work. Her deep love and dedication to her family and her traveling partner(her Mommy), and all that brought with it, were quite evident and truly admired.

It’s difficult to speak of Dawn in the past tense, but as she was a woman firm in her faith, we know she has left this earthly realm and has gone on to a higher consciousness.

I feel blessed to have been present on this earth in the same time and space as such an awesome, positive individual, and I will miss her.

“Walk good” Dawn, until we meet again.

Dianne Best and Family

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Barbados
Zena (Warrior Princes)
Zena (Warrior Princes)
2 months ago

Dawn, my colleague, my friend, truly an amazing person. A virtuous woman with many qualities of which i can name a few –

  • Truly a person with a positive Attitude.
  • One who overcame obstacles.
  • Strong minded yet soft-hearted.
  • One with integrity.
  • One who gave balance in life. (Spiritually, Family, Friends, Health and Wealth).
  • One who was driven to exceed and go beyond your set goal.

There is no energy that can mimic what’s released when a positive, high-stepping woman enters.

I am honored and blessed to have known Dawn, the memories will never fade. RIP Dawn.
You will be truly missed.
(They will never be a great tasting PONE as yours which was baked with LOVE 🙂 )

To the family, Bishop Michael Maxwell, MJ, Chris, the Holder and Maxwell family, may my condolences bring you comfort , prayers and well-wishes during this dark time in your life.

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Barbados
Marisha Lord
Marisha Lord
2 months ago

I am at a lost for words and anyone who knows me knows I rarely am.

So I dedicate this poem to Dawn

At the rising of the sun and at its going down,
We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter,
We remember them.
At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring,
We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer,
We remember them.

At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn,
We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends,
We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
When we are weary and in need of strength,
We remember them.
When we are lost and sick at heart,
We remember them.
When we have joys we yearn to share,
We remember them.
When we have decisions that are difficult to make,
We remember them.
When we have achievements that are based on theirs,
We remember them.
As long as we live, they too shall live,
for they are a part of us, as we remember them.

Sylvan Kamens & Rabbi Jack Riemer

RIP Dawn and my condolences so her family and friends

Country
Barbados
Last edited 2 months ago by Marisha Lord
Debbie Clarke
Debbie Clarke
2 months ago

Dawn you will be forever in my heart.
Dawn had a smile that lit up any room. She was eloquent, confident, strong, bossy, energetic and very attentive to details. I will never forget the warmth and smile she brought to the office each and every day she was there. It was a joy working with her.
It hurts to know she is gone.

My condolences to Bishop Maxwell, her sons and the entire family. May our Lord bless and comfort you and may happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time.

Rest in peace Dawn until we meet again.
Debbie

Raydeen Hunte
Raydeen Hunte
2 months ago

Her warm and at times mischievous smile, her effervescent personality, wise counsel, compassion, generosity, humility, and abiding faith are some of the qualities that I will miss most about my very dear friend Dawn. 
Dawn was my gym buddy for over twelve years at Surfside gym and last year we started to workout together on Zoom.  She encouraged me to get up early to attend the 6:30am workout session as I previously went to the gym in the evenings after work.  I came to enjoy those early morning workouts followed by a quick breakfast at the office.  We encouraged each other to participate in many of the Surfside Corporate Challenges including the first Corporate beach challenge which Dawn, Rudy, Baswell, Cherlyann and I entered as TeamRubis. Team player, enthusiastic, competitive, give-it-your-all are some of the qualities Dawn exhibited in this challenge and in life.  Imagine, Dawn and Rudy taking up the human wheel-barrow challenge to race to the finish line with Dawn being the wheelbarrow and Rudy the carrier up one length and Dawn switching places on the return length.  It was indeed the most comical sight and Dawn took it all in stride with lots of laughter, doing the best she could to get to the finish line.  TeamRubis did not win but we were respected for our effort and enthusiasm.
As Compliance Officer, Dawn brought training sessions to life.  She found creative ways to make the topic relatable to our job experiences. It did not stop there!  If you needed clarification on any issue you could call on her at any time and she would quickly respond to your query.  I also had the opportunity to work closely with Dawn on the NAV project as I was responsible for designing the new stationery while Dawn ensured that the system was able to print accurately onto the stationery.  Her attention to detail and her willingness and determination to see things though to the end, contributed significantly to the success of the project.
There is so much more that I could say about my friend, but what I treasure most is the opportunity I got to hug her one last time when I visited her before she travelled. I was careful to observe the Covid 19 protocols throughout my visit however, after we prayed and I was leaving, as we walked away from each other we both spontaneously turned and hugged not realizing that it would be our last hug.  Dawn assured me that she was at peace with the diagnosis and that God’s will would be done. She reflected a calmness and strength that gave me comfort. As we communicated throughout her journey, like many of her friends and family, I was hopeful for her recovery and things were going well.  However, God had other plans for His angel and His way is not ours.
MJ and Chris, you are her world. She invested the time to set you both on a solid foundation in life. Know that there is nothing you cannot achieve. I remember many conversations with your mum about your progress and her hopes and dreams for you. Your dad is a tower of strength to support and guide you but know that your mum will always be there for you as well. You will remember the values she taught you and the advice she give you over the years as she molded you into the fine young men you are today.
Michael, MJ, Chris, Erline, Kyle and Sue, my words will never be enough to soothe your pain or fill the void but be assured that Dawn is resting with the angels in heaven, in her Father’s arms and all is well.  Shalom.  “Thank you Jesus”. 

With Love, Raydeen, Sonia, Neville and family.

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Barbados
Hutson Inniss
Hutson Inniss
2 months ago

Dawn, ever effervescent, ever affable, and a true prayer warrior. God must have needed you that he called you to himself when you still had so much left to offer to others.

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Barbados
Casiann Griffith
Casiann Griffith
2 months ago

Ode to Dawn

Angel of Laughter, Goddess of Light
With smiling eyes, shine into the Night
Loved so much, from Earth to the Moon
Shining bright, but gone too soon!

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Barbados
Yasmine Louis-Felicien
Yasmine Louis-Felicien
2 months ago

Gone too soon…there will never be another you…your memory will live on. To the family my sincerest condolences and I am sorry and saddened by your loss.

Country
St Lucia
Sandra Harper
Sandra Harper
2 months ago

My first real recollection of Dawn was of her involvement in the Anglican church. However, Dawn on joining Rubis in 2006, as part of the Finance team, presented me with the opportunity to work closely with her and to experience the many sides of her personality.
Dawn was personable. One of her trademarks was her beautiful smile which often lit up her face. She had aliases for many of us. Mine was “Pinkie” (no questions asked….lol). This was how she generally greeted me. Most mornings on passing my office to get to hers I would often hear “Pinkie, how you!.. u good!”
Dawn was energetic, diligent, and curious. These attributes she used to fulfil her job requirements. At our finance meetings she was the one who took copious notes, listened carefully, and asked numerous questions.
Apart from the above, Dawn was “fun-loving”. She often entertained us with the funny things she did or said, which showed the “naughty”, edgy side of her personality. Then there was the “bossy”/ take charge side, which surfaced if she felt one of us was taking too long to do something, like cutting the cake or sharing the sweet bread. You would only hear “look move, yu teking too long, gimme tha knife out yuh hand” … only to be pushed out of the way for her to take control.
There was also the serious and professional side to Dawn. She undertook her duties with the seriousness they required. As Lynett (Nett) said we did not receive any favours. If she thought you did something wrong you would be told, whether you wanted to hear or not.
There was a practical side to her too. Those of us who knew her realized that she often did not let things get her down, and generally took things in stride. Over the years in discussing our family members or friends who had died or was ill, she often plainly said “ death is a natural course of life, one day we will all have to go through it, so don’t worry or stress too much about it.”
Dawn was nurturing/giving. She was often present to lend a hand to someone in need, whether it was advice, giving of her time, food, or financial assistance. Her loving and caring side was evident in her care and appreciation for her family members….. her mum, her dad especially during his illness, her husband Bishop Michael, Michael Jr, Chris, Sue and Kyle.
Dawn was not one to wear her faith on her sleeve, yet she had the deep faith and conviction of believing that there was something better ahead, and that in life there will always be peaks and valleys, and hence we should take life in stride.
These are only a few of the characteristics of the Dawn I got to know and appreciate. While it is difficult to believe that she is no longer physically present with us. The Dawn I came to know would not want us to weep too much, but rather to carry on in stride and live life to the fullest, knowing that she was at peace, and that she had lived a good life.
My deepest condolences to her family members near and far, her numerous friends, colleagues, and those who just knew her in passing.
My thoughts will forever be, gone too soon. May she rest in peace.

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Barbados
Carolanne
Carolanne
2 months ago
Reply to  Sandra Harper

Dawn Holder – Maxwell. Dawn was one of the most genuine persons I knew. She was like the parent that would lash you and then hug you as soon as she finished and tell you it was for your own good . She was one that I looked up to and allowed me to come to her and vent whenever I needed to at work and she always listened and reassured. She was always very pleasant and jovial too…I would playfully tease her telling her she barely, barely got in with Mr. Maxwell by the skin of her teeth …he was my summer school Math teacher back in 1995 and about 6 of us girls would sit in the back row and grade him….each class ! She always laughed and said ‘that is what wunna feel because I already had him in my radar”. On viewing my wedding photos , she said he wanted to know if I asked his permission to get married. I had grown even closer to her at that time as she had started her baking business and she asked me to make little boxes with tags to ‘pretty up’ her loaves. Nadine and I would call her our little spoiled child because she would call me at 10 p.m to ask if I could do 25 boxes for her for the next evening and end her request with a ” I know you got me covered!!!” or “cut them and come let we glue them together’ or I would get a frantic call , Carolanne I ran out of tags , I sending MJ by you, how fast can you do 50 tags?
She was a gem of a person with a heart of gold.

Bishop Maxwell, Erline, Chris and MJ…. she is missed but her warm and effervescent spirit is a comfort and a joy and is felt. My heartfelt condolences to each of you .

Latoya Yearwood
Latoya Yearwood
2 months ago

I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked with Dawn and over time, developed a friendship with her. Dawn had the most infectious smile and a wonderful personality. She always had a positive word of encouragement even during her brief illness.

Tonight, I reflect on our of our conversations. I spoke about why these things happen to good people, while others who we feel are less deserving do not appear to experience such challenges… her response to me was…. “They are also God’s children! Why should they have to suffer?”

That was Dawn, always fair and selfless and she loved the Lord. She will be dearly missed, may she rest in eternal peace.

My sincerest condolences to Bishop Maxwell, her sons and other family and friends.

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Barbados
Gabrielle Barrow
Gabrielle Barrow
2 months ago

Dawn, always smiling,always willing to give advice, very detailed in whatever she did.
My deepest condolences to Bishop Maxwell , MJ, Chris, Kyle, her mom and the rest of the family.

Gone way too soon.

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Barbados
Keith Alleyne
Keith Alleyne
2 months ago

We never would have felt ready to say goodbye to someone as special as Dawn. Wishing the family comfort and strength for the times ahead. Gone too soon. 
Keith and Janette. 

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Barbados
Rashida Knight
Rashida Knight
2 months ago

Dawn…such a lovely soul. I will never forget you. You were always very encouraging and supportive. You always made time for me and I could trust that you would tell me the hard truth, even if I didn’t want to hear it. I admired your confidence, your intelligence and your unwavering faith in God.

I am grateful for those laughs, I am grateful for your wise counsel. I am grateful for having known you. I am comforted knowing that you were at peace.

Bishop Maxwell, MJ, Chris and family, my deepest condolences. May the Lord give you strength and bring you peace and comfort in this difficult time.

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Barbados
Selwyn Best
Selwyn Best
2 months ago

Dawn and I became very close friends since we traveled together as a team when conducting audits and she would often refer to me as her tag team partner, therefore I was very saddened when I heard of her passing and have truly lost a very good friend and mentor who will forever be missed.
Eventually when I started traveling alone and on my return to Barbados, Dawn would always inquire of me how my trip was and would provide any assistance requested never once saying no or ever being too busy and although I had many years of experience in the field I would seek and could always depend on Dawn for guidance where necessary.
There are many memories of the good and sometimes challenging times spent together which will always remain etched in my mind and therefore in these words sung by Johnny Bristol, “Memories don’t leave like people do, they always stay with you”.
To Bishop Michael Maxwell, Erline, Chris, MJ, Sue, Kyle and the extended family I extend my deepest condolences.
May she rest in peace and rise in glory.
Selvin and family.

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Barbados
Ryan Rock
Ryan Rock
2 months ago

Condolences to her Family (Bishop Michael Maxwell, Michael John, Chris, Kyle and others). A bright spirit, great friend, fellow December. You will be greatly missed…RIP Dawn

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Barbados
Marvalene Neblett
Marvalene Neblett
2 months ago

The day I learnt of Dawn’s passing was shocking to say the least. Her journey for all intent and purpose was a success story and a testimony of God’s continued work in the lives of individuals.

She was the person who left a palm cross on my desk the day after Palm Sunday Celebration. The one who was always quick to nominate me for any administrative duties in some of the projects on which she worked, so much to the point that when she came seeking me out at my desk I would inquire what additional work she was finding for to do as if I did not have enough already, to which she would laugh and say it was because she knew I was capable of handling any task assigned to me.

One of our last conversations prior to her leaving the company was on her future plans after leaving. She replied that she had not decided on any one thing but over the years she had come to the realization that the bar was constantly being raised as a result of the rapid rate at which the company was growing and as a person aged that their goals and ambitions also changed with their maturity.

Deepest condolences to the Right Reverend Bishop Michael, the Maxwell & Holder families.

May you find comfort in the below poem, written by Henry Scott Holland (1847 tp 1918), a priest at St. Paul’s Cathedral of London. He was also the Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford and ac Canon of Christ Church, Oxford. It is said it is often read at funerals as a poem but was actually delivered as part of sermon in 1910. The sermon titled “Death the King of Terrors” was preached while the body of King Edward VII was lying in state at West Minister.

“Death Is Nothing At All”

Death is nothing at all.
It does not count.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Nothing has happed.

Everything remains exactly as it was.
I am I, and you are you,
and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.

Call me by the old familiar name.
Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it.

Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was.
There is absolute and unbroken continuity.
What is this death but a negligible accident?

Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am but waiting for you, for an interval,
somewhere very near,
just round the corner.

All is well.
Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!

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Barbados
Romelle Dowridge
Romelle Dowridge
2 months ago

My heart goes out to Dawn’s Family in this time of mourning. Dawn was a very genuine and calming soul and i can still hear her voice in my head up to this day. Her laugh and her smile were very contagious , she will truly be missed…

Sleep Well Dawnie-Poo

Joyann Gittens-Cupid
Joyann Gittens-Cupid
2 months ago

It is with a very heavy heart I write this note.

Dawn was a very intelligent, cheerful and bubbly person to work and laugh with. We shared many conversations and “projects” inside and outside of Rubis.

It seems like just yesterday we were discussing her new phase of Life after Rubis and we were planning to have some tea sessions at our respective homes. I will miss her bubbly personality, her very funny ability to go into full ‘bajan character’ and our thoughtful and sometimes prayerful conversations.

Right to the end Dawn displayed a joy and peace that demonstrated her acceptance of God’s will and understanding that he was always in full control. We can take solace that she was prepared whatever the outcome.

To you Dear Bishop Michael, sons MJ and Chris, Mummy Erline, brother Kyle, sister Sue and the Maxwell and Holder families I offer you sincere condolences. I pray God’s continuous mercies and upliftment during this difficult time and hope you continue to hold on to the best memories of Precious Dawn throughout the years.

Dear Dawn, Rest In Peace and Rise in Glory.

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Barbados
Carolanne
Carolanne
2 months ago

Dawn Holder – Maxwell. Dawn was one of the most genuine persons I knew. She was like the parent that would lash you and then hug you as soon as she finished and tell you it was for your own good . She was one that I looked up to and allowed me to come to her and vent whenever I needed to at work and she always listened and reassured. She was always very pleasant and jovial too…I would playfully tease her telling her she barely, barely got in with Mr. Maxwell by the skin of her teeth …he was my summer school Math teacher back in 1995 and about 6 of us girls would sit in the back row and grade him….each class ! She always laughed and said ‘that is what wunna feel because I already had him in my radar”. On viewing my wedding photos , she said he wanted to know if I asked his permission to get married. I had grown even closer to her at that time as she had started her baking business and she asked me to make little boxes with tags to ‘pretty up’ her loaves. Nadine and I would call her our little spoiled child because she would call me at 10 p.m to ask if I could do 25 boxes for her for the next evening and end her request with a ” I know you got me covered!!!” or “cut them and come let we glue them together’ or I would get a frantic call , Carolanne I ran out of tags , I sending MJ by you, how fast can you do 50 tags?
She was a gem of a person with a heart of gold.
Bishop Maxwell, Erline, Chris and MJ…. she is missed but her warm and effervescent spirit is a comfort and a joy and is felt. My heartfelt condolences to each of you .

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Barbados
CHERYL-ANN LISA MICHELLE HURLEY
CHERYL-ANN LISA MICHELLE HURLEY
2 months ago

It has taken me long to say a few words because of the sudden passing of my dear friend. It has hit pretty hard and my heart is still heavy. We had plans for another beach day, to watch the movie Girls Trip 2 when it came out, but I guess Our Father in Heaven had greater plans in mind. My memories of you will forever live on in my heart. You were truly an inspiration to me and all that you came into contact with.

To Dawn

Your life was a Blessing,
Your memory a treasure,
You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.

Eternal rest grant unto Dawn , O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.

Farewell until we meet again my friend.

To Bishop Maxwell, MJ and Chris – please accept my deepest condolences.

Love Always
The Sampson & Hurley Family

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Barbados
Miresa Payne
Miresa Payne
2 months ago

Dawn was a ray of sunshine with the brightest smile and most infectious laugh. She was discerning, thoughtful, brilliant, supportive, and always fair. I will always be grateful for her kind words and loving but stern guidance. There are simply not enough words to describe the impact she has made.

I am so blessed and thankful to have met Dawn. She will be missed.

To the entire family my deepest condolences, my thoughts and prayers are with you. May God grant you His strength, comfort and peace that surpasses all understanding in this difficult time.

May she rest in peace.

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Barbados
Mauricio Nicholls
Mauricio Nicholls
2 months ago

Dear Bishop Maxwell and Family:

I was deeply saddened when I learnt of the sudden and unexpected passing of Dawn.

I had the great honor of working with Dawn on numerous sensitive and important issues for Rubis and in all cases she was extremely professional and very pleasant to work with. Dawn was a warm and caring person, she had a charming attitude, a beautiful smile, a great sense of humor, a loving heart and excellent relationships with all of us who had the pleasure and the honor of knowing and working with her.

Our hearts are heavy, our sadness profound. We will miss Dawn dearly.

We extend our heartfelt and most sincere condolences to you and your family, and we hope that the many memories you have of Dawn will help all of you heal the profound sadness of her loss.

May Dawn Rest In Peace.

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Barbados
Lana Jones
Lana Jones
2 months ago

(I called her Dawn-O as in wise owl)
Dawn-O and I had shared many many conversations about many things but especially our children. We lovingly shared stories about their successes, their challenges, their exploits and we encouraged each other in those fleeting moments of doubt. I will continue to keep MJ and Chris in my prayers.

I often teased Dawn-O about Michael and Kyle and I swear she would seek me out to be teased as she would laugh her belly-full.

When Dawn left Rubis in February 2020 I tasked her with looking after OUR husband and I know she did but I would have wanted for her to have had more time to do so.

Dawn-O I hoped for a different outcome but it was not to be. The Lord heard your voice and he answered you. May your soul rest in peace and rise in glory.

My sincere condolences….

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Mommy In Arms
Anne Brathwaite
Anne Brathwaite
2 months ago

What I liked about Dawn was how professional she was towards work and that she was a kind person but not a walkover she would tell you as it is respectfully. She would always ask me how my boys and husband were doing. She has 2 sons and I also have 2 sons. She would always interact with them whenever we go to the Annual Family Fun Day and whenever they would come to the office.

My deep condolences to her husband and to her sons who’ve lost a wife and a mother and also to the rest of her family and friends. May God grace and peace keep you at this time.

Your passing was sudden, a shock and sad but you made a great impact in your lifetime. We’ll miss you Dawn.

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Barbados
Denise Dyall
Denise Dyall
2 months ago

To Bishop Michael and Family and Dawn’s Mummy, my deepest sympathy: Always Smiling, laughing and showing concern for others, my last conversation with Dawn was about my health and was I okay.
FAITH AND TRUST
Sometimes when a light goes out of our lives, and we are left in darkness, and we do not know which way to go, we must put our hand into God and ask him to lead us.
And if we let our lives become a prayer until we are strong enough to stand under the weight of our own thoughts again, somehow, even the most difficult hours are bearable.
STAY STRONG Maxwell family:
Denise Dyall

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Barabdos
Rochelle Harris
Rochelle Harris
2 months ago

Dawn was simply a beautiful soul. A kind, genuine person with an infectious personality and smile, (I have no memories of Dawn without a smile). She was always willing to offer a listening ear regardless of how busy she was and offered advice on any issue whether professional or personal. I was always guaranteed to take away a nugget of wisdom, a fresh boost or the next step to a plan. I will truly miss our talks, her encouraging words and her motherly guidance on just about anything. I am blessed to have met and known Dawn and I will deeply miss her.

To the Maxwell Family, I offer my deepest condolences, may the love and peace of God comfort you during this time and may the legacy of Dawn’s life bring you joy.

Liz-Ann Baker
Liz-Ann Baker
2 months ago

Sincere condolences to her family in this difficult time. May her warm smile forever be in our memories. RIP my fellow December baby.

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Barbados
Beverley Boyce
Beverley Boyce
2 months ago

My deepest condolences to the Holder-Maxwell family. Dawn was a breath of fresh air. She was easy to talk to, the air around her was always calm and she was always smiling or laughing. Her greetings would always make you smile and brighten your day.

I have only pleasant memories of Dawn, may she rest in peace.

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Barbados
Elsa Yearwood
Elsa Yearwood
2 months ago

Dawn was such a beautiful lady, inside and out. She possessed such a wonderful personality and an amazing spirit, yet always remained humble. I noticed these qualities, which were akin to those characteristics of an old schoolteacher, especially when I worked with her on a special project a few years ago. She was full of energy especially when delivering compliance workshops, giving examples and personal experiences while engaging all participants and handing out chocolates and goodies for those who answered correctly.
Being a mentor was a special skill she possessed as she did this for staff members enrolled in the ACCA program and was a key player in the company’s annual Rubis internship activities. Giving back to others was also another one of her passions. I remembered once when she solicited all members of the Finance team to donate items to be used in ICAB’s Give Back Breakfast initiative. She also encouraged others to be mentors and interviewers in the said internship program. Dawn cared about and was sympathetic towards others and when the situation merited it, she was stern, saying what needed to be said yet delivering the scolding in such a professional manner, that you did not feel deflated or any less of a person.
Dawn was truly authentic with people, always cheerful and pleasant, greeting everyone individually and taking the time to ask about family or to send an occasional message. She will surely be missed.
My deepest condolences to the family at this time.

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Barbados
Anette Shorey
Anette Shorey
2 months ago

I first met Dawn through her training sessions at the IIA and later had the opportunity work with her. Dawn’s was a natural teacher, leader and genuine person; and will be missed beyond words.

Condolences to Dawn’s Family.

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Barbados
Kara Phillips
Kara Phillips
2 months ago

Dawn was very encouraging and approachable. I am still in disbelief about her passing. To the family may God grant you peace in this trying time. She will be missed.   
RIP Dawn

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Barbados
Wendell Atkins
Wendell Atkins
2 months ago

Deepest condolences to Bishop Maxwell, MJ, Chris, Kyle, her Mom and other members of the family.

  • Dawn was a GEM
  • Unique
  • One in a Million
  • An exemplary Lady
  • Respectful
  • Loving
  • Genuine
  • A woman of integrity
  • Always positive
  • An Advisor
  • She demonstrated impeccable faith

“Gone too Soon” by Michael Jackson

Like a Comet
Blazing ‘Cross the Evening Sky
Gone Too Soon

Like a Rainbow
Fading in the Twinkling of An Eye
Gone Too Soon

Shiny and Sparkly
And Splendidly Bright
Here One Day
Gone One Night

Like the Loss of Sunlight
On a Cloudy Afternoon
Gone Too Soon

Like a Castle
Built Upon a Sandy Beach
Gone Too Soon

Like a Perfect Flower
That is Just Beyond Your Reach
Gone Too Soon

Born to Amuse, to Inspire, To Delight
Here One Day
Gone One Night

Like a Sunset
Dying with the Rising of the Moon
Gone Too Soon 

She will live on in our hearts. That day will come when we will be one.

May she Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory. 

Wendell and Anya

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Barbados
Dana Hewitt
Dana Hewitt
2 months ago

I will always have fond memories of a smiling Dawn greeting me as “Lil Woman”.

I was impressed by her expansive knowledge and understanding of systems, her organisational skills and especially her presentation skills. She was perfectly suited for the job – professional when on assignment, but developed a good rapport with everyone at all levels of the company. She was a lovely personality.

My sincere condolences to the Holder and Maxwell families for their loss.

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Barbados
Diana Marshall
Diana Marshall
2 months ago

Gone too soon

Dawn had a strong personality, she was filled with enthusiasm, approached situations with confidence and had the ability to stimulate energy in a room filled with people; beneath this, she was a gentle soul with an everlasting radiant smile and not afraid to say “I love you”, we exchanged these words during our many conversations.

Mom, Michael, MJ, Chrissy and family we love you, we extend our deepest sympathy; time will heal the pain, but Dawn’s memory will forever be in our hearts.
 
Rest in peace Dawn

Diana, Ian and family

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Barbados
Justin Clarke
Justin Clarke
2 months ago

My deepest condolences to Bishop Michael, MJ and Chris during this time and may God give you the strength during your grief.

Dawn was an Angel and she is definitely a star looking over us.

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Barbados
Nadine Wiltshire
Nadine Wiltshire
2 months ago

Words do not justify how I feel about Dawn’s resting, I say resting as I still have not been able to process that she’s no longer a phone call or one message away. Dawn’s presence and the impact she has made on my life are a testament to the kind of person she was – a fun-loving, kind and genuine person. I have so many memories of Dawn, our Vegas Trip, sports days officiating, organizing functions, asking for my special carrot cake
Dawn has and will always be my family, friend, advisor, and so much more. She
will always be my BIG twin sister. 

Goodbyes are not forever,
Goodbyes are not the end,
They simply mean I’ll miss you until we meet again.
So goodbye my twin, I know I will see you again. Our time together through the years will help make these tears a little easier to bear.

To my other family (Michael, MJ, Chris, Dawn’s mum Erlene and Kyle) my prayers are with you. I know the Lord is also with you to strengthen you as you mourn this terrible loss, take comfort in knowing that you are not alone through this time.

Continue to Sleep Peacefully Dawn

Signed,
Your Butterfly  (insert butterfly)

*(I can hear Dawn singing to me now)*

It’s dawn, a new morn and life goes on,
This darkness in my heart but life goes on,
Now I must go to a world, I don’t know,
But no heavy loads, oh 
So, I’ll hit the road beside me, my Lord,
To my new abode, I’m moving on,
I’ll carry on.
So please don’t you cry for me,
Try just a smile for me and someday you’ll see,
That now I am free.
 
 

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Barbados
Andrea Gooding
Andrea Gooding
2 months ago

Dear Bishop Maxwell, MJ and Chris
 
I was always in awe of Dawn’s happy spirit, commitment to excellence, bubbly personality and a wonderful head of hair! She personally helped me when I was in desperate need for someone to help look after my son when he was a baby, and I will always be grateful for her introducing me to the Belgrave family, which also led to Warren becoming a regular member of Holy Trinity Church from a very young age. Dawn was so committed to her family, the Church and her faith. The last time I saw her at the office in October, she looked so happy and I was so very pleased for her. Her passing is such a shock to us all – she was still very much part of the Rubis family. My deepest condolences and I pray you may all find some comfort knowing how much she was loved, respected and admired in her personal and professional life.  

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Barbados
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Gary Gustave
Gary Gustave
2 months ago

What an amazing person, so positive in her outlook on life, the kind of friend that makes you want to be better. Always professional in her approach to work and a pleasure to work with. She always had time to discuss the tough issues and to help with a solution. I will miss her immensely. My heart goes out to her family and friends, we all have lost a great person.

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St.Lucia
Ricardo Milford
Ricardo Milford
2 months ago

Dawn, you have been an inspiration to all of us who had the fortune of knowing you, now that you have left us for your heavenly abode may your soul rest in peace.

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Barbados
Chriselda Norbal
Chriselda Norbal
2 months ago

    May the Road Rise Up to Meet You

May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind be always at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face;

the rains fall soft upon your fields.

And until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

May the road rise up to meet you

May the wind be always at your back

May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home

And may the hand of a friend always be near.

May green be the grass you walk on,

May blue be the skies above you,

May pure be the joys that surround you,

May true be the hearts that love you.

Traditional Irish Blessing

She will always be loved forever!

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St. Lucia