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Cardinal Trotman laid to rest

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Cardinal Trotman laid to rest

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THE Barbados Labour Party (BLP) family turned out yesterday to celebrate the life of one of the party’s longest serving members, Cardinal “Cardy” Trotman.A funeral service was held at the St Leonard’s Church for Trotman, who died last Saturday, August 14, at age 106, and his body was interred in the churchyard, Westbury Road.Cardinal Terrence Trotman, BCH, was educated at Wesley Hall School and later attended classes in accountancy with Edna Adams.            
His earliest working experience was in the sweet drink manufacturing business.    In 1932, he married Doris Bryan and they were the parents of Jacqueline, David and Brenda.     He became a popular Bridgetown businessman and restaurateur, spending most of his working life in the restaurant business, after gaining his first experience with his mother (Adelle) at The International Resort, at Parfitt’s Alley, Bay Street.The business later moved to Fairchild Street, first as “Cardy’s” and later as “Tastees”. Trotman joined the BLP soon after its inception in 1938, and in 1960 served on the National Executive Council.In the 1966 general election, he was the single BLP candidate for the City of Bridgetown seat – under the double member system – which was shared by the Barbados National Party (BNP) team of Ernest Deighton Mottley and Louis Lynch.Trotman was honoured by the BLP at its 50th and 60th anniversaries and was awarded the Chairman’s Award at the 70th Annual Conference in 2008. (AB)