Mervyn Windsor Phipps transitioned to eternal life on May 14th, 2021 while at his home in Bergenfield, New Jersey.
Mervyn is survived by his wife, Lucy Phipps (nee Whitehall), his children, Marius Phipps and Mureka Walcott, his son-in-law Xenon Walcott, and his grandchildren, Milek Mootoo and Matthias Walcott.
Mervyn was born on September 21, 1950 in the town of Couva, on the island of Trinidad. He graduated from San Fernando Technical Institute with a General Certificate of Education in Technical Drawing in 1966. He also received a certificate in Architectural Drawing and Building Construction from the London Educational Association in 1975. In his early years, he worked in an architectural firm, then worked as a Supervisor in Neal and Massy Motors for approximately 15 years. Later, he ran his own business as a transporter for Y De Lima Jewelers, before migrating to Orlando, Florida in 1996. He eventually settled in Bergenfield, New Jersey and spent 25 years at ShopRite, retiring as an Assistant Manager in 2020.
Mervyn was a provider, devoted husband, loving father and doted on his grandchildren. His family was of paramount importance in his life. He was an avid reader and can often be seen spending his free time buried in the pages of a book. Selfless in almost every way, he had a silent disposition but strong and commanding presence. He was a deeply spiritual man and completed numerous courses and studies in parapsychology and ancient theologies. He was a patient man and a problem-solver. He was a modern-day Renaissance Man, superbly talented as a chef, amateur engineer, handyman, spiritual advisor, gnostic and life coach. He was filled with such a deep understanding and knowledge of a variety of things; a wisdom accumulated from decades of voracious reading and a relentless pursuit of enlightenment. He was always ready to discuss the things that really mattered in life and was never mired in “the small stuff”. He never imposed his opinions or ideas on anyone, but instead used his interactions with others to expand his knowledge and learn. He was a Titan of men and will be deeply missed by his family and close friends.
“God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around you and whispered “Come to Me”. – Author Unknown.
Mervyn was cremated on Sunday May 16th. The Memorial Service will take place from 5pm to 7pm on Wednesday May 19th, at Boulevard Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1151 River Road, New Milford, NJ 07621.
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