One of Guardian’s oldest avid readers has died in the United Kingdom.
Harry Young, 89, died on Tuesday at Shipley, Yorkshire, UK.
He was born on February 24, 1931 in Port-of-Spain but migrated in 1970 to the United Kingdom.
Despite leaving his homeland, Young always kept his Trini roots and he continued reading the Guardian, T&T’s oldest newspaper.
His daughter Sharon Barker who emailed the Guardian spoke about his love for the newspaper and for his Trinidadian roots.
“Although he made his home in the UK after 1970, he never forgot the land of his birth and was a very proud Trini, introducing all his friends to calypso, steel bands and rum punch and continuing to make his favourite foods—rotis and his signature beef curry, doubles, garlic pork, callaloo, pelau, bakes,” Barker wrote.
She added, “He particularly remembered his time at the Trinidad Telephone Company and liming with all his friends.”
Barker said her father is sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Young leaves to mourn his widow Gloria to whom he was married for 68 years, and his three daughters Sharon, Suzette and Serena; his grandchildren Debbie, Rhiannon and Keith, and his great-granddaughters, Hollie and Bethany.
His son Stephen predeceased him in 1986.