Courtesy of the Barbados Ball Canada Aid:

Mrs. Gwendoline Louisa Adessa Ramsay was born in Roberts Land, St. Michael, Barbados in 1914 and attended South District Girls School in St. George. Married in 1930 and widowed in 1943, she was the mother of 6, grandmother of 20 and great-grandmother
of 14.

A seamstress, Mrs. 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 a ‘great spread’ and family and friends who had the privilege of eating her Cassava Pone, Apple Cake, Orange Cake and Black Cake claim that ‘there is no one who could bake like her. Known also for her charm and good humour, she was loved by all who knew her.