Edwin de Lille, husband of Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure Patricia de Lille, died on Sunday evening [February 7] after a long illness.
The pair tied the knot in 1972, enjoyed 49-years of marriage and share one child, Alistair de Lille. She has a daughter named Carmen from a previous relationship.
Edwin’s health took a turn for the worst in 2015 after he suffered two strokes.
It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my husband, Edwin de Lille. He passed away late last night after a long illness. We were married for 49 years and he was a true partner and supporter always giving me the freedom to pursue my work in serving the country. pic.twitter.com/uoN9WHijMx
— Patricia de Lille (@PatriciaDeLille) February 8, 2021
In a statement, de Lille made a touching tribute to her husband, describing him as a loving father and husband who supported her throughout her political career and gave her the freedom to fully pursue her work in serving the country.
“Our marriage was built on respect. Eddie was a true partner in the sense of the word and never stopped me from following my convictions,” she said. “There was respect and support until his final days and I will miss him dearly.”
Picture: Twitter / Patricia de Lille