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.

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

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