In Trinidad, my Caribbean Island, a very holy man passed away unexpectedly and peacefully in the early. hours of Sunday morning, March 12, 2000. His Grace, Archbishop Anthony Pantin, died in his sleep. The body of the Archbishop was sealed in the Cathedal crypt after a funeral Mass on Saturday, March 18, 2000 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. The nation has suffered a great loss.
Death Announcement - Excerpt
The Catholic News Sunday, March 19, 2000 - Excerpt
I met Archbishop Pantin thirty years ago. I was a young secretary with the United Nations Development Programme in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. The occasion was the opening of the International Labour Organization Area Office in Port-of-Spain. It was a memorable event. Photograph taken at the Opening of the ILO Area Office on October 20, 1969. I am at the left side. The nation has suffered a great loss and he will be missed. It was his ability to intimately connect with anyone in any situation, a crowded chapel, stadium or a confessional, that many nationals will miss the most. The nation will certainly miss him, his calm in a somewhat turbulent Trinidad and Tobago. Our memories and the calm that have been Anthony Pantin did not die with the man. Let this be his legacy, that of calm and understanding.
It is all God's work - 2 Cor 5:18.