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Joyce Lady Straker, 79, of The Hope, St. David’s, Christ Church, Barbados, passed away peacefully on May 16th, 2021 surrounded by family at her home.  She was born to Stanley Lancelot Johnson and Gladys Lady Hoyos.  She married her husband, Sir Emile Straker in November 1961 whom she leaves behind after nearly 60 years of marriage.

Lady Straker was preceded in death by brothers Mark and Ralph “Bruggadung” Johnson.  She is survived by siblings Dianne Brimo, Rosemary Smith, Paul Johnson, Heather Peel and Kay Hickey.

In addition to her loving husband, she leaves behind to mourn her children, Dean Straker, Ray Straker, Stacey-Jane Choat, her ten grandchildren, her one great grandchild and many friends and family.

Lady Straker was a successful businesswoman and entrepreneur, having owned and operated the Lady Jane’s Boutique, the Banana Boat Restaurant, and the Plantation Tropical Spectacular Dinner Theatre.  Lady Straker was also the first female pilot of Barbados.

Due to Covid restrictions, her life will be celebrated at a private gathering to be held at The Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre on Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 at 3pm.  Attendance is by invitation only.   To join in her memorial service virtually, the family invites you to visit via live stream

Flowers may be delivered to Bryan’s Funeral Home, Belmont Road, St. Michael not later than 12:00pm on Tuesday.

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

10 thoughts on “JOYCE LADY STRAKER

  1. Barbados Association of Palliative Care offers our sincerest condolences to the Sir Emile Straker and the entire family Circle. Our Prayers are with you. God bless.
    Deiann Sobers – BSS

  2. We enjoyed your hospitality when we visited Barbados – we offer our sincere condolences to Emile and family. From Bonnie Scotland

  3. On behalf of the Ingram family who resided at leith worthing…the house I would like to extend our sincere sympathy to the family especially Emil. My fondest memory of Joyce was all of us going to Uncle Lyle for ice cream…..he made the best ice cream. She was such a lovely lady….very kind. Rest in peace my dear cuz.

  4. On behalf of the Ingram family that resided at Leith worthing before it was sold and who are cousins of Joyce, I would like to extend to the family especially to Emil our deepest sympathy. My fondest memory of Joyce was all of us going to Uncle Lyle for Ice cream as youngsters. Joyce was a lovely person….so kind. Rest in peace lovely Lady.

  5. We are all deeply saddened by the news of your loss. We pray that God will grant you and your family the strength needed to get through this moment in your lives. Our most sincere condolences.

  6. Sad are the hearts that love and silent are the the tears that fall. To Dean, Ray, Stacey and especially Emil, our deepest sympathies. Forever in our hearts ♥️ Renée&Tony

  7. To dean and family….sincere condolences from bill umpires paul sivers and Lawson Cummins….

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