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Esworth Reid
Of 46 Crane Haven, St Philip and formerly of Mahaica Gap, Green Hill, St. Michael entered peacefully into rest on June 4th 2024 Retired Permanent Secretary.
Sunrise: Tuesday, October 19th, 1954
Sunset: Tuesday, June 4th, 2024
Wednesday, June 19th, 2024
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Son of the late Rebecca and Arnold Reid.

Brother  of Kenneth, Grantley, Emery (U.S.A) , Bernard and Terrance Reid (U.S.A), Maria Barker, Geraldine Grosvener, Rosita Austin (U.S.A), the late Olga Nurse, Allen and Edrick Reid.

Uncle of John, Steve, Wayne and Ronald Nurse, Dr. Wendy Lewis, Pamela Dawson, Dr. Donna Reid-Clayton, Sharon Reid-Maynard, Dr. Danielle Reid-Melillo, Jovan, Kenneth Jnr, Jacqueline, Nadia and Hugh Reid, Joan, Delaney, Rev. Kirk Barker and others.

Brother-in-law of Barbara, Janice, Maureen and Betty Reid.

Great-uncle of Vitali Lashley, Afi Murrell and many more.

Friend of Richard Reid, Kwame Edwards, Andrew Gittens, Ryan  Adamson, Edward Millington, Louis Woodroffe and their families, Michael Proverbs, Ianthie Ifill and many others.

Relative of the Reid, Stuart, Gibbs, Welch and Payne families.

A service of thanksgiving celebrating the life of Esworth Vincent David Reid will take place on Wednesday, 19th June, 2024 at 2:00.p.m in the Chapel of Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens where relatives and friends are asked to meet followed by the interment.  The organist is kindly asked to attend.   Floral tributes may be sent to Keith Jones Funeral Home no later than 12.30.p.m on Wednesday.

Condolences can be sent to keithjonesfunerals@caribsurf.com

Funeral arrangement entrusted to Keith Jones funeral Home, Passage Road, St. Michael.


  1. My deepest condolences to the family of the late Esworth Reid, who taught me at the Barbados Community College. He was caring and took an interest in all his students and ensured that I could apply the concepts he taught to the world of work. May he rest in peace.

  2. I first met Mr Reid at the Garrison Secondary now Graydon Sealy School. He was a wonderful and caring teacher who took time to make sure that students, understood what he was teaching them at the time. Mr. Reid would have left the teaching profession, but he did not forget his students in their adult life. He was sure to remember your name and would not pass without greeting you.
    My deepest sympathy to his family and friends. May he rest in peace and rise in glory. Well done my great teacher.

  3. My deepest sympathy to the family of the late Ellsworth V D Reid my old school and university mate and fellow economist. Our association goes back to the 1970s at the University of Waterford especially in sixth form. It continued at The UWI Cave Hill campus where we both did economics. Professionally we had in interest in labour economics and collaborated oñ manpower planning and forecasting for Barbados.
    VD was a very engaging person with several interests from school days. Being Christain-minded he was involved in various religious activities over the years. He held strong views on several matters and was always involved in long deep conversations. Our last conversation related to agriculture when he was PS in the Ministry.
    I was aware that he had health issues but didnt expected him to transition to his new llife so soon as he had a lot more to offer especially to the youth.
    He has left a great legacy of service and commitment..
    Up and on my brother.

  4. This tribute is in loving memory of my former schoolmate and friend, Esworth Vincent David Reid, affectionately known as Vincent, as I reflect fondly on our journey together, which began at our alma mater, Combermere, in the 1970s. Vincent, my senior by about three years, became not just a fellow student but a cherished friend whose wisdom and camaraderie enriched my life profoundly.

    Our friendship endured through decades of shared conversations, where Vincent’s insights on economics, politics, and our mutual passion for religion always left a lasting impression. Every discussion with Vincent was anticipated to be a deep dive into thought-provoking ideas and shared experiences.

    In 1981, the late Dr. Rawle Daniel and I established a business school, the Coperative Academy of Business located at the Cooperative High School in Government Hill, offering O and A levels. We invited Vincent to join us as an economics instructor, a role he embraced with dedication and enthusiasm, leaving an indelible mark on our educational institution and its students.

    During the mid-1990s, Vincent presented a pivotal opportunity to my company, Garnet Technologies Ltd a software development entity, led by the late Brian Linton. He invited us to tender for the development of a pioneering Labour Market Information System, a project that was groundbreaking and the very first of its kind in the Caribbean region. Together we made history and the ILO was pleased. Vincent’s vision and support were instrumental in securing this significant milestone for Garnet Technologies.

    During the 1990s, my company received invitations from influential figures like Glyne Murray and Mr. Smith, who were instrumental in public sector reform, to conduct Job Satisfaction and Customer Satisfaction surveys. Vincent played a crucial role in facilitating these initiatives, ensuring we had the essential resources and cooperation needed to achieve our objectives. His leadership not only enhanced organizational effectiveness but also underscored his unwavering commitment to public service and community betterment.

    Furthermore, in 2018, Vincent presented yet another pivotal opportunity. Alongside Dr. Hudson Husbands, a distinguished figure with a background in accounting, finance, real estate, and human resources, we collaborated under Vincent’s guidance at the Ministry of Labour. Together, we trained Permanent Secretaries in the intricacies of project implementation, a testament to Vincent’s dedication to enhancing governmental operations and optimizing organizational effectiveness.

    Vincent’s kindness and generosity knew no bounds. Despite facing personal challenges of his own, he remained resolute in his commitment to helping and caring for others, demonstrating an unwavering spirit of empathy and compassion. His positivity and focus were unwavering, even during difficult times. I last spoke to him just before he departed for the USA for medical treatment, and I deeply regret not reaching out to him more frequently in recent times.

    In the spirit of remembrance, we honor Vincent’s enduring legacy—the legacy of a transformative educator, a compassionate mentor, and a steadfast friend. As we carry forward his teachings and embody his values, let us reflect on the timeless wisdom he imparted and strive to emulate his commitment to excellence and service. May Vincent’s memory continue to illuminate our paths, guiding us toward a future enriched by his enduring spirit and dedicated legacy.

    In loving memory of Esworth Vincent David Reid, may his light forever shine brightly in our hearts and minds.

    Rest peacefully, dear Vincent.

    With heartfelt remembrance,

    Peter MacD Earle BSc, LLM Employment Law

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