He leaves to mourn his wife of 46 years Calixter, 3 children, Gerald, Louis and Carleen, stepson Stephen, daughters-in-law Andra and Gilliana, son-in-law Anthony, 4 grandchildren and 4 step grandchildren, Arnelle, Raissa, Zya, Garrick, Lenora, Anora, Walidah and Angel; 1 great grandchild Zendaya, brother Leonard and sisters, Ettienette, Juliana and Ruthina; Brothers in law Neville Prosper, Uriah John Baptiste and Tim Durand; Sisters in law Evelyn and Edith Coipel, Hyacinth Laurent, Helena Warrington, and Theresa Fontaine; 11 nieces and 19 nephews, closest cousins Emile, Bertrand, Benick, Jeff, Kent, Jenner, Cynthia, Julia, Althia, Jessie, Seraphine, Margaret, Monica, Una, Agatha, Myrle, Ann, Marie-Louise and Valerie; closest friends include Robert Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Glennis Garraway, Erner Darroux, Frances Elwin, Allan Derrick and family and many other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
The Funeral service was held on Monday, July 7th at 3:30 pm at the Canefield Roman Catholic Church, with interment following at the Roseau Roman Catholic Cemetery.
Laurent Justinian Coipel was the son of deceased parents Lilian and Gustave Coipel and grew up in the village of Petite Soufriere. He attended the San Sauveur government school and the St Mary's Academy. He pursued tertiary studies in Trinidad, Jamaica, England, and Japan. He served in various capacities including school teacher,
air traffic controller, airport manager, assistant permanent secretary, coordinator of disaster preparedness and general secretary of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union. He was a member of the Lions Club, the St John's Ambulance Brigade and the Caribbean Pearl Lodge.
In 1968, he married Calixter and three children followed. He was a son, a husband, a father, a brother, an uncle, a god father and a friend. He most enjoyed time spent with family, especially with his grand children. His greatest belief was that education should be a continual process and was sort by one and all for counsel on almost every discipline. He had a passion for electronics and auto mechanics.
He loved all genres of music and found comfort therein spending countless hours listening to renditions from his extensive collection. He loved to laugh and told many a joke/story about past experiences at every occasion more so when he was in the company of friends and relatives whom he hadn't seen for some time.
Justinian was respected by all those who at one time or another interacted with him.
He will be missed most by his family.