Former parliamentary representative for St. Joseph, Glenroy Straughn, is dead at the age of 86.
Straughn, who had been institutionalised over an extended period with Alzheimer’s, died around 10:30 a.m. today.
His wife, former principal of the Alexandra School, Ada Straughn, told Barbados TODAY that he had been ailing for some time. She said no plans had yet been finalised for the funeral service and burial of the former community worker.
Meanwhile, speaking on behalf of the Barbados Road Safety Association, President, Sharmaine Roland-Bowen said: “I would like to extend deepest sympathy to the family of Elder Glenroy Straughn. He was a great individual who I have had the pleasure of knowing as a colleague and close friend.
“He was the immediate past president of the association of which he was one of the founding members back in the 1980s and devoted many of his years to safety on the roads. He was very, very keen on road safety education in primary schools, as he believed road safety was something that should be taught from the cradle to the grave.”
Bowen recalled that Straughn was adamant that the speed limit on the Spring Garden Highway should be reduced to lessen the risk to pedestrians.
She added the association would wish a road that has been made safe named or renamed after him in recognition of his contribution to road safety in Barbados.(NC)