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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.


CORBIN – The family of Daphne Marlene Corbin announce her passing on Sunday, April 10th, 2022 at the age of 89. There will be a private service of thanksgiving at Westbury Cemetery Chapel, Westbury Road, St. Michael, on Wednesday, May 4th, 2022 for family members. All COVID 19 protocols will be in effect.


REID – On 13th April, 2022. DAVID ANTHONY of Graeme Hall, Christ Church. Father of Nathan Reid. Brother of Victor Reid and the late Dorothy Scott, Joyce and Michael Reid. Brother-in-law of Maureen Reid, Lorna Reid and the late Arthur Scott. A private service of thanksgiving for invited guest only will take place at 10:00am, on Tuesday, 3rd May, 2022 in the Michael Bryan Memorial Chapel, Bryan’s Funeral Home, Belmont Road, St. Michael. The family invites you to follow the service via live stream at


YARDE – On 12th April, 2022. ESTHER age 97, of #20 Arden Close, Pinelands, St. Michael. Widow of Noel Yarde. Mother of Eletha, Clarona, Dulcie, Emerson, Glyne, Hyron, Ricardo, Waldwyn, and the late Deighton and Bertram Yarde. Grandmother of 21 and great grandmother of many. The funeral leaves Bryan’s Funeral Home, Belmont Road, St. Michael on Friday, 29th April, 2022 for Church of the Nazarene, Collymore Rock, St. Michael, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 1:30p.m for a service of thanksgiving. The cortege will then proceed to the Westbury Cemetery for the interment. Flowers may be sent to Bryan’s Funeral Home, Belmont Road, St. Michael not later than 10:00a.m on Friday.