Eustace Mellowes, of Kendal Hill, Christ Church, recently celebrated his 100th birthday and the Barbados Light & Power Company proudly shared it with him.
Mellowes spent most of his career as a lineman in the Distribution Department of the company before retiring in 1980 after 37 years of service.
In a congratulatory note, Managing Director Mark King said: “One does not achieve 100 years without acquiring knowledge along the way and I am confident that your journey has yielded a treasure trove of lifetime experiences.”
King described Mellowes as a fine gentleman who is beloved and widely respected at Light & Power, and extended hearty congratulations and best wishes on behalf of the company.
Human Resource Manager, Roger Babooram, spoke about the value of retirees to the organisation.
“We have a very active retirees’ programme and recently launched a retirees’ association,” Babooram said. “These persons meet monthly and involve themselves in activities aimed at fostering harmony and understanding among all retirees. The association remains supportive of the company and Mr. Mellowes is very much a part of the group. ”
Babooram and other representatives of the company, joined family and friends to show appreciation for Mellowes’ contribution to the company, celebrate his life’s journey and toast to his continued good health.
Mellowes, who is still in command of his faculties, greeted his guests fondly and was able to chat and joke with them. He expressed pleasure at being surrounded by so many “beautiful people” and thanked Light & Power for celebrating with him.