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Enid Louise Golding, the mother of Prime Minister Bruce Golding, died yesterday at age 91.

Enid Louise Golding, the mother of Prime Minister Bruce Golding, died yesterday at age 91.

Dr Trevor Golding, the eldest of her three children, told The Gleaner she passed away at 12:40 a.m.

Dr Golding said his mother died from pneumonia.

An educator who taught at the elementary and high school levels, Enid Golding was the widow of Tacius Golding, a member of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and former speaker of the House of Representatives.

Trevor Golding remem-bered his mother as an "unsung hero" and a "genius at parenting".

He added: "Because my father was in politics, he was always on the hustings. She had to nurture myself and my brothers by herself. She was a great motivator and disciplinarian."

The governing JLP, which Prime Minister Golding leads, expressed condolences to his family in a statement. The release hailed its matriarch as a "strong, benevolent educator and role model".

Portia Simpson Miller, leader of the Opposition People's National Party, said in a statement that she had spoken to the prime minister and conveyed condolences on behalf of her party.

Born Enid Bent in Southfield, St Elizabeth, Enid Golding was a graduate of the Shortwood Teachers' College in St Andrew. Her first three teaching assignments were Smithfield, Ginger Ridge and Watermount elementary schools. While teaching at Ginger Ridge, she met Tacius Golding, who was the school headmaster.

They married in 1943 and had three sons: Trevor, Orette Bruce and Douglas Anthony. A daughter died in infancy.

Mrs Golding also taught at Alpha Academy, St Andrew High School and was the first principal at Old Harbour Junior Secondary, which opened in 1960.

She co-authored two books with her older brother, Rupert Bent. The textbooks were on Caribbean geography and history and were used for several years as part of the high-school curriculum.

Enid Louise Golding is also survived by eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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Comment by Dainty357 on September 18, 2011 at 2:17pm
Comment by Mishka on September 16, 2011 at 11:52pm
@ connie, u r most welcome dear, we all guilty of that, have a great weekend.
Comment by Connie on September 16, 2011 at 5:54pm

@Mishka, thank you for the clarification, that just shows we sometimes read too fast and dont take time to digest the facts.

One Love.

Comment by Mishka on September 16, 2011 at 1:18am
@CONNIE the Article was posted September 15th, it also clearly stated that she died YESTERDAY.. which to my understand means that she died on September 14th @ 12:40am... so now am thinking how could Mr. Edward Seaga attend a FUNERAL that has not even TAKEN PLACE as yet...??????....
Comment by Connie on September 15, 2011 at 6:34pm
Sympathy to the Golding family.  RIP to a woman who was a positive influence on educating the youths.  I wonder why Edward Seaga was not mentioned attending this funeral...too busy currying favor...mmm
Comment by yolande halls on September 15, 2011 at 3:44pm
Comment by Chelle Wilson on September 15, 2011 at 1:56pm
Comment by Randolph Best on September 15, 2011 at 1:15pm
Sympathy to the Golding family on the passing of their mom.
Comment by julianne benjamin on September 15, 2011 at 12:08pm
RiP ms golding

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