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Condolences to the family and friends of Kaethe George on her passing

When Steel Talks extends condolences to the family and friends of Kaethe George on her passing. She was the longtime companion and business partner of Dr. Ellie Mannette.


Kaethe George, in her own words - in part (March 22, 2013 - FB post):

"A recent MRI discloses the stagelV breast cancer that i have had for about 3 years has moved to my brain. so today i begin my second of 10 consecutive whole brain radiation treatment. this is a problematic development. like all evil - cancer is an insidious force. but in this chaos i sense opportunity. i have always profoundly believed that the powers of faith, art, science and prevention intersect within each of us. as adults of free will, we are the masters of any mayhem . . . or magic we create. working more than 30 years as a "panjumbie" for Dr. Ellie Mannette, i have witnessed the 'agony and the ecstasy' of combining passion with purpose. the resulting creative energy vibrates the planet. and the new technologies offers such a tremendous opportunity to share information and the joy of dancing, creating, playing well with others! millions of others! cancer took the fight in me to that one organ where the power of our passion and faith have resided - SINCE THE BEGINNING. during a time where many years of sound cancer research and treatment developments have left me prepared for this confrontation IN NO PHYSICAL PAIN, on no pain medication. thus far only mild motor skill limitations.

"barely 'breaking inconvenient'!

"i am humbled by the sacrifices of 'mycanceranccestors'. so many lives lost . . . i hold the pain of their interrupted passions close to my heart. it emboldens me...."


Kaethe George and Dr. Ellie Mannette at When Steel Talks studios


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On behalf of the pan community in Toronto - condolences to the family and friends of Kaethe, and especially to the Cap'n whom she joined to participate in the launch of the Ontario Steelpan Association in 2003. Though our loved ones leave us, in our hearts their love will last forever and ever.

To the family of Kaethe George, please accept my condolences on her passing. She has gone to a better place.

I can't believe I'm reading this, Kaethe George has passed away? My condolences to her family and to Ellie.


It is with a sad heart the both James Leyden and I found out about the passing of Kaethe George. She was one of the people that help propel Ellie Mannette into the American pan educational music seen. Good bless you & your family.
J. Marc Svaline
Hillbridge Music

Yes, I have to agree with you as his business manager she "help propel Ellie Mannette into the American pan educational music seen." she created the business model for the "Stradivarius of the Steel Pan" the cost of his signature "Mannette Steel Drums" explains it all. May her soul Rest In Peace.

Farewell Kaethe .. may God bless your soul. Thanks for taking care of our national treasure.

Kaethe was a true trail blazer.  She was also a force behind Ellie Mannette who she loved dearly.  She was "the woman behind the scenes" who probably didn't get the recognition she deserved.  I knew Kaethe for many years and I really respected her tenacity and brilliance in honoring the man she spent a career on, Ellie Mannette.  She will be missed by all of us and especially, Ellie.  We love you Kaethe.

~Patty Dee

My sincere condolences Kaethe George family and Ellie may she rest in peace.

Condolences to the family and friends of Kaethe George, from the People of Woodbrook, Port Of Spain, your support for our son Ellie will never be forgotten. We, Trinidad and INVADERS hope you rest in peace.

Condolences to the family and friends of kaethe George

My condolences , may she rest in peace....

My condolence to the George family rest in peace thank you for everything u have given us and for the national instrument of T&T


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