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Rupert Ambrose, affectionately called Rupes, was born in Pomme Rose, St. David, on December 27th, 1937, to the late Sydney and Ethel Ambrose. Rupert attended the St. Joseph R C School at Pomme Rose then won a scholarship to attend the Presentation Brothers College (Grenada). He was also one of the founding students of the school when it opened in January 1947. Rupert migrated to the USA in 1960 and attended Howard University in Washington, D.C., where he studied Economics.

PBC past student and Rupert's former classmate Bobby Benjamin said, "the name Rupert Ambrose has been ever-present throughout my College years. One was always hearing about him making some Donation to PBC, and this became very relevant when the 40th Anniversary Celebrations was being planned. Rupert Ambrose was a tower of strength on whom I could rely during the entire proceedings. He was my "GoTo" person for many years while I was the President of the Old Boys Association. But Rupert was the de facto "Grenadian Ambassador" in Washington during his 40 plus years there. He assisted many Grenadians, especially visitors to Washington, and was a reliable source of information".

He was a driving force for education in Grenada and assisted anyone who crossed his path, especially the needy and the less fortunate. One of his projects in Grenada is that of "The Ethel and Sydney B. Ambrose Education Assistance Fund," which commenced in 2004 and continues.

The board of management and executive of the Presentation Brothers College Alumni (ae) Association in New York and Toronto extends our most profound condolences to the Ambrose and Kingston families on the passing of Rupert B. Ambrose. May his soul rest in peace.
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Rupert Ambrose, affectionately called Rupes, was born in Pomme Rose, St. David, on December 27th, 1937, to the late Sydney and Ethel Ambrose. Rupert attended the St. Joseph R C School at Pomme Rose then won a scholarship to attend the Presentation Brothers College (Grenada). He was also one of the founding students of the school when it opened in January 1947. Rupert migrated to the USA in 1960 and attended Howard University in Washington, D.C., where he studied Economics. 

PBC past student and Ruperts former classmate Bobby Benjamin said, the name Rupert Ambrose has been ever-present throughout my College years. One was always hearing about him making some Donation to PBC, and this became very relevant when the 40th Anniversary Celebrations was being planned. Rupert Ambrose was a tower of strength on whom I could rely during the entire proceedings. He was my GoTo person for many years while I was the President of the Old Boys Association. But Rupert was the de facto Grenadian Ambassador in Washington during his 40 plus years there. He assisted many Grenadians, especially visitors to Washington, and was a reliable source of information. 

He was a driving force for education in Grenada and assisted anyone who crossed his path, especially the needy and the less fortunate. One of his projects in Grenada is that of  The Ethel and Sydney B. Ambrose Education Assistance Fund, which commenced in 2004 and continues. 

The board of management and executive of the Presentation Brothers College Alumni (ae) Association in New York and Toronto extends our most profound condolences to the Ambrose and Kingston families on the passing of Rupert B. Ambrose. May his soul rest in peace.

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My sincerest condolences to the family of Bro Rupert Ambrose whom I met at Howard university where we both worked. Rupert was indeed a class act and was always helpful to his many students. Like my parents he was a true Grenadian and he always displayed a keen sence to his country and his alma mater. May his outstanding work be shining star to the many west indians who reside in the USA. Rest in peace my dear brother. Ex corde Reg.

My sympathy to the families not forgetting the PBC families, teachers , parents n students extend their condolences.. RIP.

My sincerest sympathy to his family and all who knew him. May his soul rest in perfect peace. He was from a very decent family . God's blessings

My Condolences to the family and friends

My condolences to his family, I got to know his dad when he was a senator

Sincerest condolences brother

My sympathy to the family, may he rest in peace.

Rip cuzz u left a legacy behind for us to follow .u live your best life I'm so proud of you.sleep until we meet again

My condolences

I remember Rupert Ambrose as a boy when I used to pass by his home before going on to Mt Agnes to baby sit for my mum.He was a good friend to me. He used to allow me to read his Classic Comics after school. great guy.R I P my friend. I was known as Leonard and lived with Silver and Leonard Sargent in Bellevue St,David’s.

At rest in Peace. Grenadian to the bone. I certainly benefited from his generosity and council as a HU studentπŸ™πŸΎ

May his soul rest in peace.

May you rip

πŸ˜ͺπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™RIP

May he RIP

rip

Kim CR

RIP

May he RIP.

May he RIP

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Throwback photo. The late Brother Matthias Comyns in the company of PBC past students Raphel Purcell and Hugh Dolland. We thank Eric Holder for sharing this wonderful memory with us. May Brother Matthias continue to sleep in peace. ... See MoreSee Less

Throwback photo. The late Brother Matthias Comyns in the company of PBC past students Raphel Purcell and Hugh Dolland. We thank Eric Holder for sharing this wonderful memory with us. May Brother Matthias continue to sleep in peace.

PBC past student Kelly Ettienne (Class of 1997) is credited with saving the life of a fellow Grenadian on Grand Anse Beach today, May 12th. We are grateful that the life has ben saved. Kelly is a hero!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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You're a hero. Thanks for sharing this video. Good job πŸ‘πŸ‘

Thanks again. Right time Right place Right Skills. Stay blessed stay safe.

We celebrate Blessed Edmund Rice Day today! Rice is the founder of the order of Presentation Brothers and the founder of the Presentation Brothers College worldwide consortium of schools. Pray for us and the work of the Brothers around the world. ... See MoreSee Less

We celebrate Blessed Edmund Rice Day today! Rice is the founder of the order of  Presentation Brothers and the founder of the Presentation Brothers College worldwide consortium of schools. Pray for us and the work of the Brothers around the world.

A Message from the PBC Alumni (ae) Association of New York on the Passing of Derek Johnson

We take this moment to convey our sympathies to Valerie Blackburn- Johnson - our VP, Sister, wife of Derek, and pillar of the PBCAA; and their family circle.

Derek was the ( first ) secretary of the management team of the New PBCCA, which was facilitated by Brother Robert Fanovich. The new PBC AA NY was launched on April 27, 2001, after a formal hand over by Dr. Frank Caesar. Prior to this transition, Derek was a key liaison during the transition phase from the old PBC alumni.

Derek was a straight talker and could be depended on to voice his valued ( and very candid) opinion to ensure that PBCAA never lost sight of its mission to support the alma mater.

Recently, notwithstanding his personal challenges, Derek continued to participate and support the organization.

Derek will be buried on March 31st, 2020 adhering to Covid-19 restrictions in Brooklyn, New York. A public memorial mass will be held at a later date in New York to celebrate his life.
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A Message from the PBC Alumni (ae) Association of New York on the Passing of Derek Johnson 

We take this moment to convey our sympathies to Valerie Blackburn- Johnson - our VP, Sister, wife of Derek, and pillar of the PBCAA; and their family circle.

Derek was the ( first ) secretary of the management team of the New PBCCA, which was facilitated by Brother  Robert Fanovich.  The new PBC AA NY was launched on April 27, 2001, after a formal hand over by Dr. Frank Caesar. Prior to this transition, Derek was a key liaison during the transition phase from the old PBC alumni.

Derek was a straight talker and could be depended on to voice his valued ( and very candid) opinion to ensure that PBCAA never lost sight of its mission to support the alma mater. 

Recently, notwithstanding his personal challenges,  Derek continued to participate and support the organization. 

Derek will be buried on March 31st, 2020 adhering to Covid-19 restrictions in Brooklyn, New York. A public memorial mass will be held at a later date in New York to celebrate his life.

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My condolences

Condolences to his family and friends.

From a Facebook pic looks like the guy on the woman’s left Green shirt

My deepest condolences to his family and friends. May he rest in peace. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

RIP DEREK, condolences to Val, Christine and my nephews Kevin and karl

May he RIP

Sincere condolences on behalf of all our members of Toronto Chapter PBC AA

Condolences to Valerie and the PBCA in NY

Condolences to the family, so sad to hear about his passing, such a wonderful soul RIP

May he rest in peace. Condolences to the Entire Family

Our deepest condolences to Val and family.

My condolences to his family. Rest in peace Bro

SIP

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It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of PBC past student, and member of the PBC New York Alumni Executive, Derek Johnson.

We extend deepest condolences to Derek's family, including his wife, Valerie Blackburn-Johnson, who is the Vice President of the PBC Alumni Association in New York.

May he rest in Peace.
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It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of PBC past student, and member of the PBC New York Alumni Executive, Derek Johnson. 

We extend deepest condolences to Dereks family, including his wife, Valerie Blackburn-Johnson, who is the Vice President of the PBC Alumni Association in New York. 

May he rest in Peace.

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May he rest in peace.

RIP.

Feeling so sad today. Sleep peacefully Derek

Sincere condolences on behalf of all our members of Toronto Chapter PBC AA

The PBC Alumni Association of New York wishes the people of Grenada at home and in the diaspora a happy 46th Independence anniversary. Grenada May God Bless You. ... See MoreSee Less

The PBC Alumni Association of New York wishes the people of Grenada at home and in the diaspora a happy 46th Independence anniversary. Grenada May God Bless You.
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