Former Canadian envoy to Guyana, T&T dies

(Trinidad Express) Simon A Wade, a former Canadian high commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago, has passed away.

Simon Wade (left) greets The Mighty Sparrow during a courtesy call at the High Commission of Canada.

The High Commission of Canada in Port of Spain said in a media release on Tuesday, “It is with great sadness that the High Commission of Canada in Port of Spain wishes to announce the passing of Simon A. Wade, former Canadian high commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago.

“Following an almost ten-month battle with pancreatic cancer, Mr Wade passed away with quiet grace on Monday, May 15, 2017 at his home, surrounded by family. He is survived by his loving wife Mariev, his children, Jon and Alana, his grandson, Jonas, his brother, Andrew (Jocelyn), sister, Margo Edgar (John), as well as several nieces and nephews.”

The release said, “Not counting a ‘gap’ year as a locally-engaged chauffeur at the Embassy in Paris, Mr Wade saw thirty-seven years in the Canadian diplomatic service beginning with a short stint at the UN followed by postings to Ireland, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Barbados, Guyana and concurrently Suriname. His last official posting was as High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago from 2001 – 2005.”

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