Trinidad-born civil engineer Nello Carballo dies in Hamilton at 77

              Nello Carballo

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.