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Winston Catline is newest centenarian

Barbados welcomed its 103rd centenarian of the year today, as Winston Catline celebrated his milestone surrounded by family, friends, and a special guest, Governor General Sir Elliot Belgrave.

Centenarian Winston Catline

Centenarian Winston Catline with Governor General Sir Elliot Belgrave

The last surviving child of his parents, the former British postal worker expressed thanks to those present but said he regretted that he was unable to see the day’s celebrations as he had lost his sight.

Step-Daughter Beverley Catline and nephew Elton Catline mentioned that while Winston “cannot hear or see well…he has a good memory”.

“Sharp like a pin” added Elton.

Catline was described as independent and active by his family, with nephew Elton recalling that before his blindness “he was quite a good handyman” who would take on a number of DIY projects around the house, including building a guard wall.

“He likes to do things himself and I dare to say that if he had his eyesight he’d be out here moving around” said Elton.

Despite the challenges with his hearing and sight, Catline is said to be in good health.

“He doesn’t have any health issues at all, in fact the doctor visited him last month, his blood pressure is good his heart is good so (we) still might have a few more years with him,” noted Elton.





3 Responses to Winston Catline is newest centenarian

  1. Maria Leclair
    Maria Leclair August 2, 2015 at 1:58 am

    What does the government give to those who become centenarians?

  2. Lloyd Lewis
    Lloyd Lewis August 3, 2015 at 6:11 am

    A visit with the GG what a shame when will some learn that these people have a lot of History

  3. Merv Vaughan August 3, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Happy 100th birthday Grandad from your Grandchildren in the UK Nigel, Mervyn and Michelle & Roger in the USA not forgetting your twelve great grandchildren in the UK and States and seven great great grandchildren in the UK we all send our love to you sorry we couldn’t be there as your family we all LOVE YOU and think of you often. See you soon love Mervyn xxx


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