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Family grieves over loss of patriarch

When Tyrone Yarde left home for the City on Saturday, his wife Isa did not think for one moment that it would be the last time she would see her husband of 27 years alive.

Tyrone Yarde

Tyrone Yarde

However, it was an urgent telephone call from a police officer that alerted her to the fact that her life was about to change forever.

The officer, a station sergeant, asked the 68- year-old resident of Beales Gap, Villa Road, St Michael to come to identify her husband, whose only complaint on Saturday morning was that he felt as though he “was having air”.

Isa Yarde

Isa Yarde

“He drank something and rested for a while. Then he left home,” Isa recalled.

Yarde, 68, later collapsed and died that same night on Marhill Street, in the City after reportedly playing a round of dominoes with friends.

The grief-stricken widow described her husband as as a family man, who loved a good joke.

“He was always laughing and making jokes and things like that. He loved his family and he would always keep in touch with his seven siblings,” she said of the former Weekes Security employee.

Tara, 24, the youngest of his six children, told Barbados TODAY she was very close to her dad and would miss him dearly.

When our team visited their home, other family members were still too distraught to speak.

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