Ercelle Cummings – unforgettable
March 4, 2005
Ercelle Cummings – unforgettable

Ercelle Fortuna Cummings née Allen was the second daughter of the late George Newton and Claudine John-Allen of Colonarie, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Her siblings are the late Pauline Young, Eardley Allen, Irwin Joshua, Lorna Small, Shirla Philogene, Errol Allen, Oscar Allen and Annis Allen. She was the wife of former Director of Audit Mr. Saville Cummings of New Montrose, and the mother of Allen of Trinidad, Andrew, barrister-of-law associated with the firm of Hughes and Cummings; and Tricia, a well known Non-invasive Cardiologist in Trinidad.{{more}}

After completing her secondary education at the Girls’ High School she studied Pharmacology in Trinidad.

On her return to St. Vincent she joined the Civil Service where she made a sterling contribution and as a member defended the rights of the civil servants in their Association. She was a pioneer of the Government (now General) Employees Credit Union.

When she retired from the Civil Service she opened a flower shop called “Flowers and Fragrance” in the arcade at Cobble Stone Inn. This shop was affiliated to Interflora.

Needless to say she was a member of the Horticultural Society of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.