Quincy Jones, Barbados’ fourth road fatality for the year, was the father of two boys and was looking forward to the birth of his third child.
His pregnant girlfriend Kathy Bradshaw told Barbados TODAY during an interview at their Bibby’s Lane, St Michael home that the young man was on his way home from work when he tragically lost his life.
According to police, Jones who represented Barbados in cycling at CARIFTA and also formerly participated in car racing at Bushy Park, was riding his motorcycle along the Ronald Mapp Highway when he apparently lost control and fell.
Bradshaw said she rushed to the scene after being informed about the accident just after 6 a.m. when one of Jones’ sisters called and gave her the bad news.
She said prior to that dreaded call she was worried that something had gone wrong with Jones after she called his phone and it went to voicemail.
The grieving woman who admitted that it was difficult to hold back tears said she was deeply hurt especially when she thought about their children.
In a weak voice, Bradshaw said what made the news even more difficult for her to digest was the fact that she and the deceased were in the process of planning their wedding, scheduled to be held on June 18, one day after her birthday.
He had recently bought the wedding rings and decorations were being made. Informal invitations have already been sent to friends and relatives.
“We had a good relationship. He was a great father who was always there for his kids. He made time for the boys and took them to all their games and school events. He was always there for them. I can’t believe it. It is like it happen, but still ain’t happen,” Bradshaw said.
The girlfriend said Jones’ mother and his immediate family were struggling to come to grips with the loss. She said his sons; seven-year-old Kymani and two-year-old Levi, were not quite aware that their daddy would not be here to play cricket with them or take them kite flying again.
Jones, a former Grantley Adams Memorial school student, was a freighter.