Myrlin Joan Ross was the first of seven children both to Ezekial and Carmen Gillete on August 19th 1945 in Trindad and Tobaggo.
She attended the Secondary school in Penal and San Fernando in Trinidad.
At age 19 she moved to London, England where she studied nursing. After receiving her degree she fulfilled her mothers’ dream of coming to America landing in New York in the early seventies where she began forming her American roots.
After arriving in the Big Apple she met and fell in love with Anthony Santiago with whom she married in 1971. They later moved west.
A hard worker, Myrlin spent over 30 years as a personal and professional care taker, a testament to her character.
She was a dedicated mother to her children, Joy, Curtis, Chad, Patrice and Kofie. A woman of small stature but immense strength, Myrlin was tough yet gentle, she was never one to complain but everyone knew her expectation of them. Her children could always depend on her for advice. This disposition of being caring and concerned extended to her friends. She was loyal to them all.
Granny (Myrlin) was very fond of all of her grand kids and they too reveled in her love and affection. They loved her. She was an escape for all of them and came to their defense as always with love.
Myrlin loved The Lord and the source of her inspiration. She was a quiet spirit, never forcing her religion on anyone but always encouraging others to trust in him. She spoke often of The Lord as The Great Physician. She will be remembered as a patient and kind woman. A great example of a wife and mother, the most amazing Granny in the world, an irreplaceable sister, a best friend, a special Aunt and a bight role model. Her legacy is left with her family of which she cherished.