Sunrise – 1st June, 1951
Sunset – 21st December, 2023
Celebrating the Life of Dr. Lutchminarine Chatergoon
Dr. Chatergoon, a founding father of the Chemistry Department at the University of the West Indies, embarked on a journey marked by relentless pursuit and remarkable achievement. His groundbreaking research on the country’s natural pitch illuminated paths previously unexplored, contributing significantly to our scientific community and beyond. This work, a testament to his intellectual rigor and innovative thinking, placed our university on the global map of scientific research.
But the measure of a man is not only in his professional successes. Dr. Chatergoon’s legacy is rich with the compassion and generosity he extended towards his students and colleagues. His belief in the power of education was not just theoretical; it was practical and heartfelt. He often reached into his own pockets to ensure that no student’s potential was hindered by their financial circumstances. This selfless act of giving has shaped the lives of countless individuals who passed through these halls.
His dedication to teaching was unparalleled. Each lecture was not just a transfer of knowledge but a spark of inspiration. He nurtured curiosity, encouraged questioning, and fostered a learning environment where minds were opened, and futures were made.
Dr. Chatergoon’s life was a beacon of dedication, not only to chemistry but to the betterment of humanity. He taught us that the pursuit of knowledge is not just for personal gain but for the upliftment of society. His contributions reached far beyond the confines of the laboratory and the classroom, touching lives in profound ways.
Let us remember Dr. Chatergoon not just for his achievements but for the humility with which he carried them. He walked among us not as a figure to be revered from afar, but as a mentor, a colleague, a friend, and to many, a family.
In celebrating his life, we reaffirm our commitment to the ideals he embodied: the relentless pursuit of knowledge, the importance of nurturing potential, and the unyielding belief in the power of education. Dr. Chatergoon’s legacy will continue to inspire current and future generations, serving as a guiding light in the endless quest for understanding and improvement.
Let us hold dear the memories and lessons he imparted, and let his spirit continue to live on through our actions and endeavors. Dr. Lutchminarine Chatergoon, your journey through life was a remarkable one, and your footprints will forever be etched in the sands of time.
Please join us for a celebration of his life at
Belgrove’s Memorial Centre, #10 Orange Grove Road, Trincity
Date: Sunday 24th December 2023
Service starts: 11:00 AM
Cremation: 12:00 PM
We invite you to leave pictures / videos below in the comments highlighting your favourite memory with Dr. Lutchminarine Chatergoon.