Over 100 members of the Healis family with roots in St Lucy celebrated with a big reunion last month.
They came to Barbados from Canada, England, Germany, Trinidad and Tobago, St Lucia and the United States, putting faces to names some had known only through the Internet.
The earliest records of the Healis family in Barbados are of Michael Healis, whose birth was recorded around 1720 in St Lucy. The oldest known living descendants are 90-year-old Roy, who lives in Barbados, and 93-year-old John, who lives in California.
Organiser of the event, Corienne Lewis, said: “Over the past several years I attended many funerals of family members. After the last three I wanted us to get together in a different setting” This, though, made the meet-and-greet brunch hosted by Ken and Ann Hewitt and the dinner party co-ordinated by Claudettte Walcott and her brother Tony Pickering very special events in the celebrations