Gerald McLaughlin (aka Canei) was born on 13 January 1957 in Fern District, Cambridge, Jamaica.  He was employed as a fireman at Montego Bay Fire Station, St James where he worked for many years.

On Wednesday 3 February 2021 his family in Jamaica and England received sad news.  After suffering an itchy throat which exacerbated underlying health problems, Gerald developed COVID and passed away in hospital.

Gerald leaves his fiancée, daughter Monique and  two young sons, brother Ian, sisters Elsie, Marcia, Maxine and Claudette as well as nieces, nephews, great nieces/nephews.  He was 64.