Toni Pilgrim


PILGRIM – On 5th September, 2020. TONI CHRISTINE nèe BELLOT, age 76 years, of Southview, Christ Church. Daughter of the late Ellice Bellot nèe Boyd and Cecil Bellot. Widow of the late Errol Coleridge Pilgrim. Mother of Robert (Toni) Shillingford (Canada), Ross (Frederique) Shillingford (USA) and Sasha Shillingford. Grandmother of Dominic, Jordan and Zoe Shillingford and Miguel Lekha. Sister of Deirdre Garraway (Canada), Peter, Parry and Patrick Bellot (Dominica), Yolande Harris (Trinidad), Paula Donovan and the late Phillip Bellot. Beloved aunt, cousin and friend to many. Relative of the Boyd, Bellot, Shillingford and Pilgrim families. A service of thanksgiving and cremation for the life of TONI CHRISTINE PILGRIM takes place on Monday, 28th September, 2020 at Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens, The Ridge, Christ Church where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 10:00a.m. The burial of her ashes will take place at a later date . Toni loved bright colours, so attendees are encouraged to wear cheerful colours for the occasion. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Diabetes Association of Barbados will be greatly appreciated. The family invites you to follow the funeral service via live stream at

Government health protocols of social distancing and the wearing of masks will be in effect.



  1. To Ross, Robby, Sasha and families,
    We were really sorry to hear of Tony’s death. She was our sister and our good friend, loyal and faithful to us through all these years – always kind, generous and classy. She was intellectually brilliant, winning the Dominica Island Scholarship in 1961 (following in the footsteps of her illustrious uncles). I accompanied her on her field trips around Dominica as she recorded French-patois stories for her master’s thesis. It was then that I was struck by her generosity and incisive intellect, as she sought more in-depth clarity about some patois story from one story-teller or another. But that was not all. When our interviews went into lunch-time, she willingly shared her sandwiches with the story-tellers, and showed a genuine interest in their lives and that of their families. In addition, despite her intellectual bent, she had a fine sense of humor, embracing Louise Bennet when we were in Jamaica, and a “Go Benton Go” horse skit in Barbados, to both of these, she insisted we come along with her. An exceedingly interesting and generous woman she was. All your happy memories of her will always bring you comfort. We too will miss her. May she rest in peace.
    Dave and Margaret Shillingford

  2. Sincere condolences to Toni’s family and friends. Prayers and thoughts are with you all. May your loved one Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory.

  3. Sincerest condolenses to Sasha and family. My prayers are with you during this time as you fondly remember your mother/sister/grandmother/friend.

    Rhonda Walcott-Hackett.

  4. Our condolences to the family on the passing of Toni . I pray for your peace and comfort during this sad time. Rest In Peace Toni !

  5. Sincere condolences to Toni’s family . She will always hold a special place in my heart. Rest in peace my classmate and friend.
    Yvette (Grell) Bowman

  6. Sincere condolences to the family of Toni. She was one of my classmates whom I have always admired.
    Our prayers are with you all.
    Yvette and Cliff

  7. Sending our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Toni. She was a beautiful and kind woman that I’m thankful to have met at Antonia and Robbie’s wedding. I know she will be remembered and cherished always by those that knew and loved her.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers and sending you strength and love.
    Love – Sam + Navid

  8. Donald and I extend our deepest sympathy to Robbie, Ross, Sacha and Toni’s siblings. She will be dearly missed and we will hold her in our prayers and in our hearts.

  9. Our deepest sympathies to Robert, Ross, Sacha and families, the Bellot, Shillingford, and Pilgrim families and other loved ones. Toni touched the lives of many and will be missed. May she Rest in Peace.

  10. Donald and I send our heartfelt condolences to Robby, Ross and Sasha and to Toni’s siblings. We will keep her in our prayers and in our hearts.
    Lola and Donald

  11. Yolande, Paula and Families please accept our deepest sympathy.
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. RIP Toni

  12. Our sincere and deepest condolences to the Shillingford family, our prayers remain with you, from the Gurley and Tyson’s families.

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