In Memory Of Cumberbatch, Arthur


Private visitation

Private service

Peacefully at home in Montréal surrounded by loved ones,  at 12:48 in the morning of March 9th 2021 at the very end of one of his favorite movie "Once Upon a the West, the man who portrayed 'Jack Rudd the horse thief and highwayman' in end of term plays - Arthur Evelyn Cumberbatch or Rudd as he was also known - took his Final curtain call.

Leaving behind his children Andrea (Sylvain), Stacey, Sebastien (Carme), Karin-alexys (Denis), his beloved grandchildren Jamal, Malik, Noah and the pearl of his eyes his sweet girl Lennie; his loving brothers Leroy (Merlene) and Vernon; his adoring nieces, nephews their children and grandchildren who all knew him simply as 'Uncle'.  His best mates, pals and friends: countless special relationships and bonds Rudd held dear with so many, who are deeply saddened by his passing.

A man of honor, humility, class, respect,  grace, confidence, humour, knowledge, loyalty and love. Whether you called him Arthur or Evelyn, EC, or Rudd or Brother, Uncle or Dad - he was always there when called, with a smile and a helping hand, a kind word, encouragement or a cheer. Never impulsive and always measured, he was leveled in his countenance, his walk and his words. His was a lifelong friendship once offered.

He will be greatly missed.  He has left us to join his Heavenly family who have gone before him and are waiting with open arms (Justine, Miss Mena, Bethany, Hugh, Clarence, Berrita, Edward, Beatrice, Undean, Joyce and Elaine).

A virtual service will be held on March 21st 2021 at 1pm hosted on the website of

In addition, a memorial service and enterrement will be held in Barbados and announced once the current global situation allows for the resumption of international travel

In lieu of flowers it was Arthur's final wish that donations be made in his name to either: The Canadian Cancer Society


His alma mater Speightstown Boys School - now known as The Roland Edwards Primary School at Battaleys, St-Peter.     


The Barbados Cancer Society

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Messages for the Family of Cumberbatch, Arthur

From: Guylaine B.

Je suis vraiment désolée pour la grande perte que vous vivez présentement. La mort est notre pire ennemi. Heureusement, notre grand créateur plein d'amour, a un bel espoir pour nous. On lit en Révélation ou Apocalypse 21 : 4 ”Et il essuiera toute larme de leurs yeux, et la mort n’existera plus ; il n’y aura plus ni deuil, ni cri, ni douleur. Les choses anciennes ont disparu. » Bon courage!
From: Frank Dottin

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of your loss. We will miss him, but his long friendship and the memories we shared, lives on. Rest eternal grant unto Arthur O Lord, and let light perpetual shine on him. Rest In Peace!
From: Cynthia Waithe

Andrea and Stacy
My condolences on behalf of my mom and I. You are in our prayers.
From: Line Douaire

You will be missed Mr. C. as I called him.
Again, Stacey and family, please accept my condolences.
From: Sylvana Scott

Andrea and family please accept our deepest condolences. May he rest in Eternal Peace.
The Scott Family
From: Wayne Harris

My condolences to the family. Rest in Power. - The Harris family
From: Sylvan Duncan

From Sylvan Duncan

May he rest in peace and rise in glory with the Lord, Condolences to his family.
From: lynette crichlow

May you REST IN PEACE Evelyn and rise in glory, my condolences to your children and grand children
and the rest of your family
From: Brenda Bishop

My condolences to the Cumberbatch Family may his soul rest in peace
From: Pat Rowe

My sincere condolences to your family. I will miss your smile.Rudd,May you rest in peace.
From: Jacqui Ellis

Condolences to the family. May he Rest In Peace.
Jacqui Ellis &Curtis Sebro
From: Gloria Readman

I am sorry to hear of your dad’s passing.
He was a very kind, considerate man always helpful and my downstairs neighbour for 15 years.
My prayers are with you today

my condolence to the family
From: George & Lina Warner

Extending our deepest Sympathy to the Cumberbatch Family at this time of your loss & pray that the wonderful memories you shared will help to sustain you. We will miss his valued friendship. May he Rest in Eternal Peace.
From: Suzanne Ellis, Greg and MacKenzie

Dearest Stacey, Vern and family, please accept our sincere condolences. We will all miss Rudd. Such a wonderful, loving and generous person. Grant him eternal peace, O Lord.
From: Diana ziadie

To Andrea my Condolences to you and your Siblings , may your father Rest In Peace , he is in a better place , stay strong he will watch over you guys
From: Beverley Maxwell

My condolences to the family from Beverley Maxwell & family in Barbados
May he rest in Peace and rise in Glory
May our God strengthen and comfort everyone during this difficult period!
From: Vicki Edwards-Crawford

Dear Uncle Arthur
It was nice to hear your voice the other day. As soon as I heard it, I saw you clearly.
You are in God’s hands now.
Dear Stacey,
My sincere condolences on the passing of your dad and I know he was so much more.
I’m here and thinking about you.
Love Vicki and family
From: Emerson & Enita Lowe

Our sincere condolences to Stacey and family. May Arthur(Rudd) Rest In Peace and rise in glory. He will be missed.
From: Mary Kokinakis

Our Deepest Sympathies Stacey, May you keep all the fond memories of your dad close to your heart always and may he watch over you always... Lots of love, Mary, the youngster Chris, Mike and Rena
From: Hyacinth Edghill

My condolences go out to the family of Arthur (Rudd) Cumberbatch I remember the good times we spent together and they were all very good describe the man would take forever.may he rest in peace and rise in the glorious arms of the angels.
From: Evette Jordan & family

Mr. Cumberbatch will always be remembered, I have fond memories of him spending afternoons visiting my parents.
Our condolences to his family.
From: Erla Hoyte

From the Hoyte’s family
Our condolences to the Cumberbatch family and love ones
May Arthur rest in glory
He will be miss
Peace and love