Monthly Archives: May 2020


JOHNSON – On 27th May, 2020. RALPH LANCELOT JOHNSON G.C.M. “Bruggadung” Chairman Emeritus of the Harris group of Companies, Chairman of Paul Enterprises Ltd. Vice President of The Barbados Olympic Association. Ralph gave many years of outstanding service in various sporting endeavors including squash, rally driving, golf, boxing, yachting, sailing and had a special love for aquatic sports. Husband of Isabell. Father of Amanda (His Excellency Governor Nigel Dakin) of Turks and Caicos Islands, Tracy, James, Jason and Jade. Grandfather of Charlie and Fraser Dakin. Brother of Joyce Lady Straker (Sir Charles Emil Straker), Dianne (Elias) Brimo, Rosemary (Glen) Smith, Paul (Suzanne) Johnson, Heather (Grant) Peel, Kay (Peter) Hickey and the late Mark Johnson. Uncle,godfather and friend of many. Due to the restrictions of Covid-19 a private celebration of life for Ralph “Bruggadung” Johnson takes place on Friday, 5th June, 2020 at 10:00am at Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens, The Ridge, Christ Church. A donation in the memory of Ralph can be made to The Barbados Sailing Association. The family invites you to share in his service via a live stream at



LASHLEY – On May 21st 2020. JUNE of #22 Banyan Court Apartments, Chelsea Road, St. Michael. Mother of Debbie (David) Walker, Liz (Robin) Dash and Randall (Amanda) Lashley. Grandmother of Simon and Fran Walker, Nicolas and Jessica Dash, Maisie and Hollie Lashley. Great grandmother of Willow Walker. Sister of Percy White and the late Marge Martin. A private celebration of life for June takes place on Friday, 29th May, 2020 at 2:30pm at St. Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church, Maxwell, Christ Church.


ATWELL – On 25th May, 2020. AUBREY PETER of Enterprise Coast Road, Christ Church. Husband of Happy Atwell. Father of Lauren (Lee) and Thomas. Grandfather of Lacy and Lola. Brother of Austin Atwell, Sally Burke, Sue Atwell (Canada) and the late John Atwell (UK). A private celebration of life for Aubrey Peter Atwell takes place on Monday, 1st June, 2020 at 10:00a.m at St. Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church, Maxwell Main Road, Christ Church. A private cremation will take place at a later date.


COSSEY – On 14th May, 2020. OLIVIA DOROTHY of Industry Road, St. Philip. Daughter of David and Debra. Sister of Karina (Paul), David (Samantha) and Jade. Granddaughter of Dorothy and the late Frank Cossey and Dorothy and the late George Burns (New Zealand). Fiancé of Nicholas Ward. Aunt of Joshua, Sebastian, Hayley and Aidan Croney. Much loved niece and cousin of many in New Zealand and Barbados. Much loved and devoted friend of many. A private funeral service took place at 10:00am on Friday, 22nd May, 2020 at Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens, The Ridge, Christ Church. A cremation will take place at a later date.


TOWNER, Christopher John Nicholas of #120 Port St. Charles, St. Peter, died unexpectedly at his home in Guernsey, Channel Islands, on 4th May, 2020, aged 70. Adored and much loved partner of Justyna Serwach, whom he gave the happiest eight years of her life. Rest in peace, you will be missed forever. Adored son of the late Dorothy and Eric Towner.  Much loved cousin of Sir Tim Jenner, Kathleen Kimura MBE, Graham Burgess, John Burgess and Malcolm Burgess. Supportive Godfather of Guy Watts.  Very special and dear friend of many around the world. Entrepreneur, businessman, charitable, generous, gentle and kind man who will always be remembered for his wittiness and kindness.

Due to current restrictions, a private service and cremation took place in Guernsey, Channel Islands on 14th May, 2020.  A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held in Barbados at a later date.  In the meantime, any kind donations you may wish to make to honour Christopher’s memory may be sent to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados (


GUILFOYLE, CYNTHIA PATRICIA of Quebec, Canada entered peacefully into rest on Saturday, 9th May, 2020 in Barbados.  Daughter of the late Cynthia and Roy Croney. Widow of Herbert Guilfoyle. Mother of Mark (Sue) and Glenn Guilfoyle. Grandmother of Sydney, Grey, Kieran and Casey Guilfoyle. Sister of the late Gloria Sebright and the late Richard Croney. Aunt of Cheryl (Robert) King, Frances D’Aguiar, Gary (Betty) and John (Anna Marie) Croney and Debbie (Ed) Johnston. Great Aunt of Tara and Cher King; Matthew (Alicia) and Carl D’Aguiar and Croney and Johnston families in Canada.

A private cremation will take place and a Memorial Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Cynthia Patricia Guilfoyle will be held at a later date.