Courtesy of the Barbados Ball Canada Aid:

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 settled in Montreal, where she worked at the Montreal General Hospital as a Food Service Supervisor.

Mother of one daughter (Helena), Mrs. Thorne moved to Kitchener, Ontario to be near her brother Julian, who relocated from Montreal. She lives independently and stays connected to family and friends by telephone. After many years of being active in the Caribbean community in the Kitchener-Waterloo area, she now stays up to date on current affairs by watching local and international TV. She continues to enjoy needlepoint and still crochets baby blankets for the children and grandchildren of her many friends.