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Retired cop laid to rest

Published:Sunday | August 3, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force make their way into the St Luke's Anglican Church in Cross Roads yesterday with the coffin containing the body of Ewart Karl Lobban, retired assistant commissioner of police.-Jermaine Barnaby/Photographer

Scores of persons yesterday paid their last respects to retired Assistant Commissioner of Police Ewart Lobban at the St Luke's Church in Cross Roads, Kingston.

Lobban's resilient spirit, love for his family and country were traits that resonated with persons as they gave their tributes.

Outgoing Police Commissioner Owen Ellington, in a written tribute, encouraged members of the force to build on the legacy of officers who served their country well.

"As we mourn his passing, let us reflect on the many lessons this great teacher has left us. Let us then continue on where he has left off and strengthen our resolve to the various partnerships geared at making Jamaica the place of choice for people to live, work, raise families and do business," he said.

ENDLESS LOVE

In her tribute, Lobban's daughter, Tanya Lobban-Jackson, remembered his endless love for his wife, family and country.

"Dad and his wife were inseparable. His love for her and his family was no secret, as we were always his first priority," she said.

"He was never afraid to question things, especially when it was in the best interest of his country. Whatever opportunity he got, he would make it known that he is a Jamaican and spread positive messages about his country," she said.

The Reverend Basil McLeod, in his homily, encouraged persons to be hopeful.

"People often wonder how Christians remain calm in the midst of challenges, but when you look to Jesus, He gives you peace to weather any storm, and it is important that we learn to depend on Christ," he said.

"Material things will fade, but without Christ in our lives, it is meaningless, and so I urge you to be conscious and be an example," McLeod added.