Nation e-Edition

Family grieving over drowning

Shani Grant (left) with her parents Judith and Samuel Sealy as they shared some of the memories of their loved one, Ashantio, who drowned last Sunday evening. Ashantio Sealy who drowned last Sunday was described as someone who loved children and the elderly. (Pictures by Ricardo Leacock.)

By Lisa King | Fri, January 04, 2013 - 12:09 AM

Nkiruka Grant no longer has her beloved uncle Ashantio Sealy to play with her everyday or watch her favourite shows on the computer with her.

Last Sunday, 35-year-old Ashantio lost his life while swimming at Long Bay, St Phillip.

Yesterday, as the family spoke from their Bentham’s, Wellhouse, St Philip home, his father Samuel Sealy said that the loss was proving very challenging for the entire family but moreso for Ashantio’s four-year-old autistic niece Nkiruka, with whom he spent a lot of time.

“He loved his niece; he would always play with her.  

“She is looking for him. Even though she cannot say, ‘Where is uncle’, she would go and open his bedroom, then she started to get miserable. She knows that something is not right with all the different people coming to the house,” Sealy said.

Please read the full story in today’s WEEKEND NATION, or in the eNATION edition.

Share your thoughts

Please sign in or register to post your comments.

Page 1 of 1 pages

Posted by nyln edwards 1 year, 9 months ago
Condolences goes out to the family.
May he rest in peace.

  • 4

Page 1 of 1 pages

Latest Videos

Quick Poll

Do you believe the Ministry of Education correctly handled the situation at Grazettes Primary?

View Past Polls

Stay Connected to Your World

Join Your Friends & Our Community

Your Friends' Activity

Daily Cartoons

  • Tuesday Oct 21 2014 toon - 2014 10 21
  • October 20, 2014 - 2014 10 20
  • October 19, 2014 - 2014 10 19