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Michael Sambucharan

Sunrise – 10th December, 1937
Sunset – 12th December, 2023

Celebrating the Life of Michael Sambucharan

In the busy town of San Fernando, a remarkable individual named Michael Sambucharan left behind a legacy of wisdom, and inspiration that touched the lives of many.

Michael, a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, was the cornerstone of a family woven together by bonds of love and shared dreams. His home echoed with laughter, warm conversations, and the comforting embrace of familial ties. He was not just a patriarch; he was the heartbeat of a family that found strength in togetherness.

Michael’s impact extended far beyond his direct family. As a young man, he embarked on a journey in education, Michael’s career unfolded as a testament to his passion for fostering positive learning environments. From the hallowed halls of academia to the bustling classrooms, he left an indelible mark on both students and colleagues. Michael was much more than a traditional lecturer; he was an extraordinary educator, an author, a school supervisor, and even a Chief Examiner for C.X.C.

His expertise in the fields of history, social studies, and research was not merely a profession but a calling. With each lecture, he ignited the flames of curiosity, encouraging his students to explore the vast realms of knowledge. In the corridors of academia, Michael became a mentor to countless individuals navigating the labyrinth of life’s journeys. His office door was always open, a haven for those seeking guidance and wisdom. His warm smile and patient demeanor created a sense of belonging, fostering a community where each person felt valued.

Believing in the transformative power of faith and education, Michael tirelessly worked to instill these values in others. His legacy as a true steward of the Presbyterian Church of Trinidad and Tobago was a testament to his commitment to his faith. In the latter part of his life, he worshipped faithfully at the St. Helena Presbyterian Church, his spiritual home where he, alongside his family, found solace and strength.

As we mourn the physical loss of Michael Sambucharan, let us celebrate the legacy he leaves behind. His influence, like ripples in a pond, extends far beyond the classrooms and lecture halls. Kindness, patience, and dedication were the pillars of his character, and they will be remembered fondly by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Though he has departed from our midst, Michael’s spirit will forever live on through the countless lives he touched. In the stories of success written by his students, the echoes of his teachings, and the warmth of family gatherings, his presence will be felt. As we bid farewell to this remarkable individual, let us not say goodbye, but rather, thank you for the gift of a life well-lived.

The Tribute service for the late Michael Sambucharan will be held on December 16th, 2023, at 1:00 pm at Belgroves Funeral Home, Trincity, with a cremation to follow at 3:00 pm.

We invite you to leave pictures / videos below in the comments highlighting your favourite memory with Michael Sambucharan.


  • Alena Marajh
    Posted December 16, 2023 at 7:46 pm

    My condolences to Melia and the entire Sambucharan family. May Mr. Sambucharan rest in peace, knowing his legacy will live on through his kids and grandchildren.

  • Reshma Maharaj Dharoo
    Posted December 16, 2023 at 8:00 pm

    Heartfelt condolences to the Sambucharan family. You have had the honor of building unforgettable memories with Mr. Michael, may these memories be your comfort whenever you tears come to your eyes.
    I pray that God grants you the strength to cope during this difficult time. My prayers and love are with you always ❤️.

  • Ronald
    Posted December 16, 2023 at 8:27 pm

    Deepest condolences to the family at this time.

  • Murella
    Posted December 16, 2023 at 9:39 pm

    Miss you daddy 💔

  • Karen Jaggessar
    Posted December 16, 2023 at 10:08 pm

    Condolences to the Sambucharan Family . May your dad rest in peace.

  • Susan Sambucharan Harrinarine
    Posted December 16, 2023 at 11:20 pm

    I have such amazing memories of your dad. He would drive down to see us in Penal an he was always giving, funny and full of life. He would always take my side when face with difficulties. I only wish that we had a chance to say goodbye. I am still so sad that so much time has passed and words never spoken. I am so sorry for your loss. I’m sharing in your sadness and praying for you during this time.

  • Murella Sambucharan
    Posted December 17, 2023 at 8:38 am

    Rest in perfect peace Daddy.

  • franklin sambucharan
    Posted December 17, 2023 at 10:48 am

    Many people can ask for brother like him
    Very few are granted that wish but Mike My brother is and was the perfect brother
    I didn’t have to wish for Brother to be like him But i had
    He was always a kind, supportive listener great advisor immaculate teacher Good friend the best father and to sum it all up a great man We wont be celebrating any more double birthday together again but he will be in my memory my heart my soul for the rest of my life
    MAY GOD grant him peace, serenity divinity and rest
    May his soul forever rest in peace
    John 3-16

  • Sharda Ramjattan
    Posted December 17, 2023 at 1:16 pm

    My deepest condolences to the Sambucharan family on the passing of Mr Sambucharan. Mr. Sambucharan was an inspiration to many especially his past students. He was a wonderful individual and this is mirrored in his children who will undoubtedly carry on his legacy especially in education. To Murella you are your father’s daughter in every imaginable way. My prayers to all of you that God will grant you comfort at this time. Rest in peace Mr Sambucharan 🙏

  • Terrence Warde
    Posted December 17, 2023 at 1:50 pm

    Condolences to the Sambucharan family.God’s healing power and comfort will continue to be with you.
    On behalf of the Presbyterian Church of Trinidad and Tobago we pray God’s blessings upon your family and may his soul rest in eternal peace.
    Terrence Warde
    General Secretary

  • Dev Pooma
    Posted December 17, 2023 at 2:42 pm

    Mi mas sentido pesame a ti y a tu familia, MI querida amiga Murella. May your dad rest in eternal peace.

  • Kevin Ramnarine
    Posted December 17, 2023 at 3:52 pm

    Condolences to the Sambucharan family on the passing of Mr Sambucharan. We thank him for his contributions to the Presbyterian Church and to the educational development of Trinidad and Tobago.

  • Amanda Christink
    Posted December 17, 2023 at 6:17 pm

    Aman and I are so sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with all family and friends who were left behind.

  • Donna Mungal-Pulwarty
    Posted December 18, 2023 at 2:13 pm

    Condolences to Melia and the entire Sambucharan family. I pray that God gives you strength and peace at this time 🙏

  • Peggy Osborne
    Posted December 20, 2023 at 9:51 pm

    Melia – Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. Peggy.

  • Lynda Banks / Claude Khan
    Posted December 21, 2023 at 1:52 pm

    Sincere condolences to Mr Sambucharan’s family. I always remember his perfect, calligraphic handwriting on the old blackboards – a reflection of his insistence on excellence. RIP Mr Sambucharan.

  • Pratima Sookraj
    Posted December 30, 2023 at 7:10 pm

    My deepest sympathy to the entire family. May you find peace and comfort in the beautiful memories.

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