Henry Narsingh was born in Albion, Guyana on December 5th 1940. Henry was the son of Thomas Narsingh and Rosalind Goriah. He was husband to Rosalie Narsingh, a loving father to Colin, Paul and Jeni, and a grandfather to Catherine, Joshua, Alexis, Joseph and David.
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After graduating from Corentyne High School in 1958, Henry became a teacher at JB Cropper Primary School at Albion Front. While teaching at JB Cropper, Henry had the opportunity to join the Guyana Police Force to teach at the police training academy. Henry joined the Guyana Police Academy in 1963 as a Corporal in Georgetown - he was the first police officer to enter the police force at the rank of Corporal. While teaching at the academy, Henry was also attending the University of Guyana. He received two bachelor degrees at the University of Guyana majoring in English and Spanish. After the police force, Henry continued his career in education in Guyana at Indians Education Trust College. In 1974, Henry migrated to Canada, first to London, Ontario, then to Windsor, Ontario where his wife, Rosalie and their three children joined him. In Windsor, Ontario, Henry and Rosalie studied the Bible with the Jehovah’s Witnesses - they later became Jehovah’s witnesses themselves preaching door to door the good news of the Kingdom. Later the family moved to Edmonton, Alberta where Reginald Narsingh, Henry’s brother, lived. Henry and his family remained in Edmonton for quite a number of years before returning to Guyana in 1980 where he continued his work as an educator.
In 1990, Henry and Rosalie joined their children in Richmond Hill, New York where Henry connected with his brother Victor Narsingh, who he had not seen in many years. Henry continued his career as an educator - in New York he earned his Master’s of Education from Brooklyn College, the same College his sons Paul and Colin are alumni of. In 2008, Henry retired and continued to be very active.
Henry's presence was hard to miss. He knew many, and many knew him. His love for music brought joy to many, whether it was in the classroom or at family get togethers. He was always playing his guitar and had a gift for making people laugh effortlessly. His sense of humor brought light to every situation, he was the life of the party. Henry enjoyed fishing and exhibited his true genius in the projects he took on at home. From creating his own electric bicycle, which he used to commute to the classroom everyday, to building his own sun powered stove. Henry was always tinkering and modifying something to improve it or building something new. He loved fishing! He loved to laugh and adored his grandchildren. He loved his brothers, he loved his “clan”. He will be deeply and forever missed