In Loving Memory of

Dion Andrew Turnquest

22nd December 1963
11th May2024

Dion AndrewTurnquest, was the first of five children born to proud parents Herbert andInez Turnquest on December 22nd, 1963 in Grays Long Island.

Dion waschristened in the Anglican Church at St. Theresa in Grays Long Island.

He began hisearly education at St Thomas Moore, was later transferred to Uriah McPheeprimary and in the summer of 1978, the family relocated to Palmetto PointEleuthera, there he completed his education at Governors Harbour High School,now Central Eleuthera High.

Dion soonreturned to Nassau, where his late uncle Claudius Wells taught him a trade inpainting. Dion went on to work firstly with Dingman Group of Companies, then theWells Group eventually forming his own company, Pro-Painters.

He becamewell established in this trade, growing his company by leaps and bounds. Dionhad a strong belief in working to give you is his very best, looking for nohandouts always saying, “You bring from the job only what you carried.”

Dion had ahuge heart taking responsibility of his siblings and cousins at a very youngage. His quiet, unassuming, and uncomplaining disposition touched the hearts ofall who knew him, his generosity knew no bounds as he gave from his heartwithout question.

Dion keptfew friends, a lover of books, watching sports, shopping. All anyone had to dowas ask of him and “Big D” did it without hesitation.

On April 28thhe was admitted to hospital due to weakness on his left side, tests confirmedhe had suffered a stroke, a subsequent fall in hospital led to discovery ofblood clots that proved to be fatal. On May 11th “Dig D” took hisfinal breath and is now at rest.

Sleep on“Big D” take your much deserved rest we will always love and miss you, but Godknows best.

Dion waspredeceased by his Father: HerbertTurnquest; Brothers: Gian andPatrick Turnquest; Sister:  SandraTurnquest-Deleveaux; Uncles:Supt. Christopher and Claudius Wells and Lockhart Turnquest; Cousin: Charles Shepherd.

Cherishedmemories will remain in the hearts of his Mother: Inez Cooper; Stepfather:Arthur Cooper.

Sister: Nicole Turnquest.

Grandmother:  Louise Fox.

Nephew: Nicholas Turnquest

Brother-In-Law: Nickey “Dane” Deleveaux.

Aunts: Lilian, Agatha, Verna Wells. Rosena(Doddridge) Hunt of Long Island, Gwendolyn (Ron) Adderley of USA, Geraldine(Kenneth) Sands, Katie (Eddison) Key of Abaco, Olivia Turnquest of Deadman’sCay. Nellie Wells, Sandra Evans, Marion, Lorinda, and Sandra Cooper.

Grandaunt: Gretel Ford

Uncles: Voines “Tony” Turnquest, AustinBurrows, Andre Cooper, and Wilson (Maedawn) Cooper.

FamilyPet:  Bailey


Numerous Cousins: Gene, Dr. Christa Wells, Kathryn(Michael) Jones, Kylon (Mary) Wells, Louise Wells, Mark and Ricardo Wells,Jermaine Shepard, Lashan, Ryan and Jamal Wells, Jacklyn, Collin, and CherylTurnquest, Karenza Prude of USA, Dexter Hunt of USA, Damien, Georgina, DonnellHunt, Ethan Clarke of USA, Dr. Kenneth Sands Jr of USA, Germaine and TenielleSands, Tanya and David Sears of USA, Tara, Vanessa, and Reina Turnquest, Everette(Sandi) Cooper, Joedell (Albert)Major, Lantasha Bethel, Terrell, Latoya,Stefardo, Stanran, Tiara, and Sheree Butler, Virginia and Regina Thompson. Dr. AshleyBurrows, Joshua and Christo Wells.

Other Relatives and Friends: Christine Ferguson and family, Anniceand Foster Tucker, Yvette and Geneveive Harper, Jermaine Gator and family,Brian Webb, Andy Cartwright, Omar Lee and family, Sean Rolle and family,Valentine Goodrich, Debbie Knowles and Family, Stephen Williams and family,Lynetta and Lennox Cartwright, Sabrena Cooper and family, The entire property managementteam at San Souci and Villa Arev Lyford Cay. The Wells, Turnquest, Darville,Cartwright, Adderley, Hunt, Watkins, Dames, Hamilton and Smith families. TheUnion Village, Rolle Avenue, Wulff Road and Williams Close Communities.

Special Thanks to: Dr. Bowe, Dr. Brown, Dr. Bethel,Nurses on Med Surg West, PMH and others too numerous to mention.  

Service Date
Thursday 23rd May 2024
Chapel of East Sunrise Mortuary, Baillou Hill Road & Cordeaux Avenue
Service Location
Popular Choice
11:00 a.m.
Service Start
Interment Service
Cremation will follow
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