Monthly Archives: May 2022


LAWLESS – On 26th April, 2022. WENDY of “Wendon” Pine Gardens, St. Michael. Daughter of the late Frank and Daphne Edghill. Wife of Donald. Mother of Karen French (Chris) and Craig Lawless. Sister of Linda Joseph (Canada) and Tony Edghill.  A private funeral service took place at 10:00am on Tuesday, 17th May, 2022 in the Michael Bryan Memorial Chapel, Bryan’s Funeral Home, Belmont Road, St. Michael.


MENEZES –  On 21st May, 2022,  Marlene of Mount Pleasant Gardens, St. Philip. Widow of Stan Menezes. Mother of Roger and Rachel Menezes. Sister of Harry Pitcher and the late Elsa Basdeo and Bobby Pitcher. A service of thanksgiving and interment for the life of Marlene Menezes takes place on Thursday, 2nd June, 2022 at the Chapel of the Westbury Chapel where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 10:00am.


CLARKE – On May 10th, 2022. Ivan DaCosta age 89 years of School Lane, Halls Road, St. Michael.  Son of the late Clarence and Viola Barrow. Brother of the late Clarence and Pearline Clarke, Myrtle, Colin Clarke and Velvena Grant. Uncle of Winston Greene, Gloria Griffith, Monica Hall, Anthony Clarke and Vernol Grant. Great uncle of Cheryl and Wayne Clarke. Uncle of many. Relative of the Beckles, Barrow, Cordle, Grant, Hall and Rivera families. A service of thanksgiving celebrating the life of Ivan DaCosta Clarke will take place at the Church of the Nazarine, Halls Road, St. Michael on Saturday, 4th June, 2022 at 10:00am where relatives and friend are asked to meet. The cortege will then proceed to the Westbury Cemetery for the interment. Flowers may be delivered to Bryan’s Funeral Home not later than 8:30 am on Saturday.


HARRIS – On 15th April, 2022. TONY BELFIELD “JAHTONE”, of #6 Arden Close, Golden Rock, Pinelands, St. Michael. Father of Jamar, Tontray and Tonia. Brother of Guy, Trevor, Richard, Joslyn and Sandra. Nephew of Millicent Byer, Hal Phillips, Richard Mayers. Cousin of David Byer, Judy, Rhonda, Charlie and Arthur Holder. The funeral leaves BRYAN’S FUNERAL HOME, Belmont Road, St. Michael, on Tuesday, 24th May, 2022 for the Chapel at the Westbury Cemetery where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 2:00p.m.  for a service of thanksgiving and interment. Flowers may be sent to Bryan’s Funeral Home, Belmont Road, St. Michael not later than 12:00p.m. on Tuesday.


Margaret Yvonne Blanchette died peacefully after a brief and unexpected illness on March 16, 2022. Yvonne was the daughter of the late Jack and Eileen Yearwood and was born in Barbados in 1947.  Beloved wife to Victor and cherished mother to Anne-Marie, Michael-Lisle, Nicholas (Karen), Andrew (Kelly) and Phillip (Ana Maria).  Treasured Granny/Grandma to Sophia, Lauren, Caitlin, Ava, Morgan, and Louis.  

Yvonne grew up in Pine Gardens and went to school first at St. Gabriel’s, then at Harrison and Queen’s College, where she graduated before starting a nursing career in London, England. After marrying Victor, Yvonne moved to Baltimore and Ottawa before settling in Oakville, Ontario in the 1980s. Yvonne’s greatest role was as a devoted wife, mother to her four sons, and grandmother to her six grandchildren. Yvonne was the superglue of our family and held us all together; we will do our best to continue her legacy. Yvonne will be remembered fondly by family and friends across the world, from Barbados to England to Australia to Canada. Yvonne loved showing her family her favourite Bajan places and things, from pumpkin fritters, to the beach at Prospect where she taught her boys to swim, to her Granny’s jug jug, to the smell of the air at Bathsheba. We will always cherish family trips to Barbados. We also fondly remember Yvonne’s love of the British royals, Harrods tea, books, puzzles, Yacht Club Bentleys, sudoku, and big Bajan-style Christmas and Thanksgiving turkey dinners and birthday celebrations.  She built a home where people gathered, joked, laughed, and found comfort and love. “May you forever be in our hearts.”

In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations may be made to the Ian Anderson House ( Messages or condolences can be made at: [email protected]. The family would love to hear from all those who have a warm memory or photo of Yvonne they would like to share, especially of her early days in Barbados.


CUKE – On 30th April, 2022. GERALD “Stud” of Lot 3, Mount Tabor, St. John. Father of Niska Bayne (Alan) and Justin Cuke (Tara). Grandfather of Elissa, Christina and Livy. Brother of Peter (Canada), Sian (UK) and the late William. A service of thanksgiving will take place on Wednesday, 11th May, 2022 at 3:00p.m in the Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens Chapel, The Ridge, Christ Church. No flowers, donations to the Cancer Support Services will be collected at the chapel. No mourning colours by special request. A private cremation will take place at a later date.