It was a dream come true for Barbados’ latest centenarian, Sydney Burke, when Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave visited her at the Love and Care Senior Citzens Home today.
According to her grand daughter Angela Ashby, Burke was eagerly looking forward to his visit since the nurses at the home situated in Dover Christ Church, informed her he was coming.
Burke, formerly of Trent’s and Harrises, St Lucy, was all smiles and glowing when the Governor General arrived, bearing cards and wine, as is customary.
They chatted for a few minutes and Burke seemed mesmerized by his presence.
Ashby said her grandmother is still in good health and can still hold a lucid conversation.
“Yes she forgets somethings because of her age and that’s understandable, but she is still really alert and talks a lots,” she said.
She added that she was very strict and hard working in her younger days and very God fearing.
Burke has seven children, one of whom is now deceased, and was never married.
She will celebrate with her family and friends tomorrow at her birthday party. (DB)