Friday 20 July, 2018

PHOTOS: Memorial service held for doctor whose death remains a mystery

A photo of medical doctor and former Miss Jamaica World contestant, Sonya-Kay Forbes at a memorial service held in her honour on Saturday. (PHOTOS: Marlon Reid)

A photo of medical doctor and former Miss Jamaica World contestant, Sonya-Kay Forbes at a memorial service held in her honour on Saturday. (PHOTOS: Marlon Reid)

There was a sombre mood at the St Margaret Anglican Church in St Andrew on Saturday as scores of mourners gathered to celebrate the life of medical doctor, Sonya-Kay Forbes, who died under mysterious circumstances last month.

Tributes were paid to Forbes by senior medical officer at the Kingston Public Hospital, Dr Natalie Whylie and ophthalmologist Dr Maynard McIntosh, while a remembrance was done by Dr Cedric Lazarus.

Saxophonists Leroy Newell and Camal Bloomfield delivered a moving performance, with one of their selections being reggae icon Bob Marley's Three Little Birds.

Marley’s song about not worrying about a thing and Reverend Father Franklyn Jackson’s sermon about eternal life lifted spirits among the gathering, which filled the Liguanea-based church to capacity.

Dr Forbes, a former Miss Jamaica World contestant, was found dead with a stab wound to the abdomen on September 12.

A post-mortem examination which was conducted on the body of the medical doctor, while establishing the cause of death, appeared to have proved inconclusive about whether the death was an act of suicide.

She was 40 years old.

Loop News photographer Marlon Reid was at the service. See photos in the slider below.

Dr Forbes Funeral