With heavy hearts, the family would like to announce the passing of Mr. Reginald A. Scotland, age 78, who passed away on March 23 at the Schneider Regional Medical Center.
He was born on Nov. 3, 1942, in Antigua. He grew up with his mother and his grandmother, Priscilla Mack, before reaching adulthood and moving to St. Thomas. He attended the Faith Wesleyan Holiness and was best known for his charming personality as a taxi driver, hence his nickname “Sunshine.”
He was preceded in death by his mother, Daisy Williams; father, Eustace “Papa Doc” Scotland, his sister, Maudline Smith; and his brothers: Cyril “Azzie” Rupert and Dennis Scotland.
He is survived by his brother, “Walton” Christopher McDougal and sister-in-law, Phyllis; his partner, Heather Maynard; their daughter, Reginna Scotland; his stepchildren: Caldra Maynard, Latisha, Laron and Lewis Venzen; his son, James Walwyn; and his children with ex-wife, Josephine Scotland: Shornna Berkeley, Shawn, Steve and Alicia Scotland.
He is also survived by 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews: Christopher and Travis McDougal, Damian, Jason and Davis Smith, Sonia Beltou, Monique and Tanya McDougal and others too numerous to mention; son-in-law, Marcus Berkeley; daughter-in-law, Linda Scotland; as well as other relatives and friends.
A service will be held on Saturday, April 17, at Faith Wesleyan Holiness Church in Anna’s Retreat (next to the white rock). Tributes will start at 9:30 a.m. followed by a service at 10 a.m.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and public health guidance, masks or facial coverings must be worn at the time of service. The family also requests that guests wear shades of yellow. The burial will follow the service at Western Cemetery.