Trinidad-born civil engineer Nello Hycinto Carballo died at the Hamilton General hospital on May 6 last after suffering a stroke and a heart attack.He was 77.
Carballo came to Canada in the early 1970s and his work as an engineer took him to several countries, his daughter, Nellana, told The Caribbean Camera.
“He taught me the importance of knowing our history and about the world around me,” she said.
Caraballo earned a degree in structural engineering from the London Polytechnic in England, and a post graduate degreee in project and construction management from Concordia University in Montreal.
Friends of the late engineer said that for many years he played an active role in both the Toronto Caribbean Carnival and the Hamilton Mardi Gras.
Former Toronto Carnival bandleader Whitfield Belasco said Carballo was “passionate about mas.'”
He leaves his wife Linda, his children, Clint, Annel, Nellana, Garth, Ben, Paula and Mary, his sisters, Clair, Patricia, Susan, Sherry and Cherry, his brother, Michael and 19 grandchildren
The family of the late Nello Hycinto Carballo has said that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a “celebration of his life” has been postponed to a date to be fixed.