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Frederick Errol Swaby

November 13, 1948 ~ April 26, 2018 (age 69)





Frederick Errol Swaby fondly known as Maxi was born in Belmont, Portland Jamaica, West Indies, on November 13, 1948.  Incidentally, this is the same birthday as the current Prince Charles of England.  As a result of this event, Maxi along with many other children sharing this birthday throughout the commonwealth of the British Empire, received a golden spoon as a souvenir and a memorial.


Maxi was born to Olive and Theophilous Swaby.  They both predeceased him in death.  Unfortunately, his mother Mrs. Olive died in child birth after delivery to his baby brother Hopeton.  He also died within a few months following his mother, Mrs. Olive’s death. This tragedy occurred when Maxi was at the tender age of three.   He was raised by his father and his older sister Eulalee Swaby.  This special situation created a lifelong and a very strong bond with Eulalee and Maxi.   After he migrated to the U.S.A he resided with Eulalee in Orlando, Florida until his death on April 26, 2018.  Eulalee often said that she was present when he was born and present when he passed away.


During Maxi’s early childhood, his father married Maurice Swaby.  This union produced five (5) other brothers for Maxi.  Maxi was raised with his father and family until they relocated to Bumbrook, Port Antonio, to the farming village of Jongagully.


Maxi spent most of his formative years there attending nearby Spring Back Elementary School, as well as other neighborhood schools.  Maxi had a total of seven (7) brothers and one (1) sister.  Three (3) of his brothers, Hopeton, Leonard and  precedeceased him.


Maxi is survived by his beloved children, his daughter six (6) years old Gabriel and her mother Novelette, who was his lifelong partner and his other daughters, Sashe, Ann-Marie, Sharon and Kay.  His sons who survived him are Tony, Adrian, Donavan and Calderas.  Maxi leaves to mourn his widow Miriam, not to mention numerous grandchildren, nephews and nieces.  Maxi enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.  He always granted favors to his friends and family whenever he was available.  He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.  They will always remember his lovely smile and pleasant personality.  His kindness and loving ways will keep his memory alive in their hearts.


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