Centenarians from the Diaspora

Audrey Esmeralda Chapman

Audrey Esmeralda Chapman’s sharp wit and agility impressed all those she encountered. The centenarian, originally from Pile Bay, Black Rock, St Michael,...

Iona Ianthe Gaskin

Iona Gaskin was born in Lower Burney, St. Michael and worked as a shop assistant and laundry worker along with working...

Erla Browne

Mrs. Erla Browne was a former teacher of St. Gabriel’s School and is the oldest surviving teacher.  She was born at Lightfoot...

Doris Goodman

Doris Goodman loved travelling in her
younger days. She has visited
Canada, England, and Australia. 

Lilian Bishop

Lillian M. Walters Bishop resides in Toronto, Canada with her daughter, Monica Walters Kushler.

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Una Adams

Una Leonora Haynes Adams was born on 1913 in St. Michael. She was educated at St. Mary’s Girl school, where she learnt dressmaking, crafts and...

Gwendoline Thorne

Born in Glebe Land, St. George in 1914, Mrs. Gwendoline Eileen Thorne attended Belmont Girls School, St. Michael. She came to Canada in 1959 and...

Lydia Richardson

In 1934 she moved to Aruba where Lydia Richardson became a dressmaker and married Robert Richardson. She emigrated to Canada after her husband's death and worked...

Gwendoline Ramsay

Ramsay immigrated to Canada in 1971 to live with one of her sons and his family. She was an excellent cook who always put on...

Elise Headley

Mrs. Headley was born in St. Philip, Barbados on December 14, 1915 to Joseph and Blanche Hart. She was one of five children and is...

Mildred Franklin

After attending Carrington Village School, Ms. Franklin worked as a seamstress before emigrating to Canada in1966 to join her daughter and pursue other work opportunities. She...

Louisa Cumberbatch-Hunte

Mrs. Cumberbatch-Hunte was born in Bellair, St. Philip, Barbados on September 21, 1907 and except for some challenges with her eyesight, remained in full control of...