Nation e-Edition

Emily, 108, the oldest woman in Barbados

Emily, 108, the oldest woman in Barbados

Fri, June 03, 2011 - 12:00 AM

EMILY CLARKE has seen more sunrises and sunsets than any other female living in Barbados – at 108 years old she has.

Emily, who has been a patient of Ward Female 2 at the Gordon Cummins District Hospital since July 2009, yesterday revealed some brief patches of her life when the WEEKEND NATION visited her at the St Thomas facility.

Sitting up in her chair she was a picture of one who has aged well. However, our interview revealed that she was not having her best day as conversation was limited and Emily was clearly having some difficulty remembering things. 

Her nurse Maxine Shepherd, who has worked with her since she was admitted to the hospital, said that on some days Emily was very lucid while other days she was not.

Emily said she was contented, however, to spend her days relaxing with the other patients who share the ward with her.

“I am living happy and comfortable,” she said. (LK)


  • Editor's Choice

Share your thoughts

Please sign in or register to post your comments.

Latest Videos

Quick Poll

Do you think Barbadian women wear too much make-up?

View Past Polls

Stay Connected to Your World

Join Your Friends & Our Community

Your Friends' Activity

Daily Cartoons

  • Sunday Oct 26 2014 toon - 2014 10 25
  • October 25, 2014 - 2014 10 25
  • October 22, 2014 Cartoon  - 2014 10 24