Recently Departed

Hilary Nathaniel Weekes

Hilary Nathaniel Weekes closed his eyes on Tuesday 19th May 2020 at the age of 75.

Hilary known as Weekes and back home as "Bay Boy" was born 7th September 1944 in Penny Hole, St Philip, Barbados.
Weekes was laid to rest on Friday 29th May 2020 at the Henley Road Cemetery, Reading on the Mayfield side off the cemetery.
Due to the current Covid rules only family were able to attend. However, you are welcome to pay your respects anytime following the Cemeteries Covid rules. 
Rather than sending flowers we have set up a Parkinson gift funding page in Weekes name.
He had a good send off in the Barbados colours.
Richard, Linda and the Weekes Family





It is with great sadness that we announce the recent passing of Mr Lyle Brome. Mr Brome was previously a Trustee and a very active member of BAFA (Reading) for maMr Brome, is credited with starting the Reading Community Carnival (previously known as the Reading West Carnival) and he also played a key role in the development of Reading Council for Race Equality (RCRE) which today is known as Alliance for Cohesion and Racial Equality (ACRE).

Mr Brome was an outstanding community person .RIPny years.

In the mid-80s, BAFA (Reading) [previously known as Barbados Association Reading] became dormant. Mr Brome together with Mr Peter Small, Mrs Patricia Cutting, the late Mrs Dorothy Springer and Mr Anderson Connell met in the Emmanuel Methodist Church, Oxford Road, Reading and agreed to restart the Association. That year, the Association held a service celebrating Barbados’ Independence at the same church.




** BAFA friend and long time supporter Desree Charles recently passed. She will be deeply missed by us all. Desree RIP. ?

Please her family funeral message below: ?

My mum sadly passed away peacefully on Saturday 21st December. Her funeral will be held at The Globe, Portman Road, Reading on the Thrusday 23rd January @ 11am. 
*****Please note you don't have to wear black ***** ?


We have also lost ,

Eustace Agustus who was a former Chairman and Vice chairman of the Bafa has resently passed RIP from all at BAFA


Barbados and Friends Association (Reading)
Corporate Communications, Ground Floor South ,

Civic Centre

Bridge Street




Tel:07856 152260 - Chair person or Secretary


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