First Wife of Late President Forbes Burnham Dies at Age 90
The first wife of the Late president of Guyana Forbes Burnham and mother of Roxanne Van West Charles, Annabelle Pollard and Francesca Onu on Friday 22nd July 2011. Sheila Lataste Burnham died peacefully in her sleep at the age of 90 years.
In recent years Sheila had been living in St Vincent with her daughter Francie. Sheila has suffered with Alzheimer’s dementia for the last ten years and more recently suffered a fractured femur from which she made only a partial recovery. The extended Burnham family expressed grateful thanks to Francie for the dedicated and unswerving medical and personal care that she has given to Sheila over the last 10 years.
Sheila’s funeral will be held in Trinidad in early August 2011. Details will be announced at a later date.