Roopnarine (Ram) Kissoon of Clermont Florida passed away on May 3rd 2021 at the age of 80. He was born in Trinidad on February 6th 1941 to Kissoon Bissessar and Popo Kissoon. He immigrated to the United States in 1987 where he built an amazing and successful life for his family in Jamaica, Queens NY. Kissoon was a dedicated small business owner who ran his own construction company for many years. However at retirement age, and since he never loved the cold weather, he decided to move to Clermont Florida to enjoy the sun and spend time with his grandchildren.
Kissoon is survived by his devoted wife Florence, to whom he was married for 56 years. He is also survived by his seven loving children: Leena Mangroo (Lincoln), Rena Kissoon-Udit (Rueben), Nalini Humphrey (William), Devi Sookram (Sas), Naipaul Kissoon (Caroline), Kamla Arnold (Gary), and Ravi Kissoon (Tenneille). He was also dearly loved by his sixteen grandchildren: Dylan Sookram, Ryan Sookram, Kymberli Humphrey, Elizabeth Humphrey, Kirsten Udit, Ethan Udit, Eric Kissoon, Jonathan Kissoon, Kenneilla Carter, Jayden Kissoon, Ariyah Kissoon, Brandon Mangroo, Jason Sukhu, Emily Sukhu, Sophia Arnold, and Colby Arnold.
Kissoon was a devoted Hindu who belonged to Sri Vishnu Sahastranam Mandir (Dharma Inc.) in Kissimmee, under the guidance of his spiritual leader Pt. Rabidutt Maharaj. He enjoyed going to Mandir and loved listening to satsang, especially the Ramayana.
We are forever grateful for the many sacrifices our father made to ensure the absolute best livelihood for our mother, his children, and his grandchildren. Where there was despair he found hope. He was the guiding light of our family and his memory will live on forever in our hearts.
Viewing for Roopnarine Kissoon will be held on Monday, May 10th from 8:30am-9:30am immediately followed by a service in Hindu Rights at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 North Kirkman Road, Orlando Florida. After service, a procession to the cremation site at Metro Crematory, 715 South Bluford Ave, Ocoee, to follow.
In compliance with Florida State Covid guidelines, social distancing and mask will be required.