Harold Hoyte

HAROLD FITZHERBERT HOYTE, GCM, D.Litt, of #3 Sandbox Drive, Ayshford, St. Thomas entered into rest on May 12, 2019.  Co-Founder and Editor Emeritus of The Nation Publishing Co. Ltd.

Son of the late Horace and Ruby Hoyte.

Husband of Noreen Hoyte.

Father of Harold “Bobby” Hoyte, Tracy Hoyte-Jones and Jalesa Kinch.

Brother of Sheila Brewster, Colleen Brennan, Gloria Harvey and the late Monica Hare.

Grandfather of Quan and Gabe Jones, Caitlin Hoyte and Lea Hynds.

Uncle of Paula Greaves, Sharmaine and Louis “Tony” Brennan, Nik and Rodney Harvey, Adrian Waithe, Dawn Simmons and Eric Hare.

Great Uncle of Jade Greaves, Nyla and Nevin Harvey.

Cousin of Major Allan Batson, Winnie Edwards, Ilene Ashby, Archie Batson, Angela Daniel, Kelvin Sealey, Gerry Gibbons, Dr. June Engle, Cheryl Lady Forde and Roderick Roach.

Brother-in-law of Luie Brennan, Stephen, Adrian and Korie Kinch.

Father-in-law of Mark Jones.

Son-in-law of David and Lucille Kinch.

Relative of many more of the Hoyte, Batson, Gibbons and Alleyne families.

Friend of Sir Henry Forde, Sir Assad Haloute, Dr. Grenville Phillips, Liz Thompson, Roxanne Gibbs- Brancker, Trevor Bryan and the late Sir Fred Gollop.

Friend, confidante, mentor and supporter of countless.

The funeral leaves Lyndhurst Funeral Home, Passage Road, St. Michael on Monday, May 27, 2019, for The Sir Garfield Sobers Sports Complex, Wildey, St. Michael, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 10:00 a.m. for the service. The cortege will then proceed to Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens for the interment.  Flowers may be sent to Lyndhurst Funeral Home no later than 7:00 a.m. on Monday. The body of the late Harold Fitzherbert Hoyte will repose in the Colin Parkinson Memorial Chapel, Lyndhurst Funeral Home, on Sunday, May 26, 2019, from 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.

The event is finished.


May 27 2019


10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: May 27 2019
  • Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sir Garfield Sobers Sports Complex


Sir Garfield Sobers Sports Complex
Sir Garfield Sobers Gymnasium, Bridgetown, Barbados

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Evelyn Redding Evelyn Redding wrote on June 3, 2019 at 6:18 pm
To all relatives of Harold Hoyte, I send my condolences with heartfelt sympathies, love and prayers. Evelyn Redding and Family; Connecticut, U.S.A.
ELIZABETH SPRINGER ELIZABETH SPRINGER wrote on May 28, 2019 at 2:01 pm
A man of the soil - Barbados.
Deepest sympathy to the family, may he rest in peace.
The People's Cathedral Bereavement Support Group The People's Cathedral Bereavement Support Group wrote on May 28, 2019 at 12:04 pm
To Mrs Noreen Hoyte and entire family: Sincere condolences are being extended on behalf of the members of The People's Cathedral Bereavement Support Group.
May you all experience the Comfort and Peace of the God of all Comfort , in a special way, during this time of bereavement.
May he rest in peace.
Kay Clarke Kay Clarke wrote on May 27, 2019 at 12:03 pm
My sincere condolences to you, Bobby, and family. I am sorry for all that you went through over the past two years and for your loss. May God help you through this difficult time.
Connie Connie wrote on May 27, 2019 at 11:32 am
Condolences from our family to yours .May you find greatest comfort in memories of a life well lived and shared.
Jackie Vanterpool Jackie Vanterpool wrote on May 27, 2019 at 10:19 am
On behalf of the Vanterpool family, our sincerest condolences to Harold's family. Harold was a true friend, a man of greatness, who stood by his word..a family man, a loving man. He now stands having heard, well done - good and faithful servant.
Chulang Searles Chulang Searles wrote on May 27, 2019 at 8:05 am
On behalf of the Chapmans and Baltram family especially his dear school friend Keith Baltram we send our condolences to his family and relatives. It is a time we reflect on his legacy which will last and be in the annex of in the history of an Independent Barbados. He is resting in Abraham's Bosom a job well done.
Yvette Hunte Yvette Hunte wrote on May 26, 2019 at 8:15 pm
My sincere condolences to you Noreen and the entire family...you’re in my thoughts and prayers at this time.....just continue to hold on to God’s unchanging hand as you go through this season.. May he Rest In Peace.

Trinity member all the way in Brockton MA USA
Ingrid Folkes Ingrid Folkes wrote on May 26, 2019 at 3:28 pm
Sincere condolences to you Tracy and extended family. May God be with you during your time of grief. Your dad's contribution to society will always be remembered.

Ingrid Folkes
Sandra Thomas Sandra Thomas wrote on May 25, 2019 at 8:59 am
My condolences to his wife and the family. Harold was a great boss and an awesome person. Rest in peace and rise in glory.

Pennsylvania USA
Lorna Hoyte Lorna Hoyte wrote on May 23, 2019 at 8:34 pm
Condolences to Bobby, Tracy and the rest of the family on the passing of Harold. He will be missed. Remember not to mourn as those without hope, for our hope lies in Christ Jesus. May his soul rest in peace and rise in glory.

Montreal, Canada.
Lisa Thomas, Toronto, ON Lisa Thomas, Toronto, ON wrote on May 23, 2019 at 4:40 pm
To my dearest tracy and her extended family, my heartfelt condolences to you on your loss. A father may pass on, but his words, hopes and dreams live on in us. I hope it comforts you to know that your grief is shared by all of us who knew your dad. He will be missed.
Monica Batson Monica Batson wrote on May 23, 2019 at 10:01 am
To the family of Harold Hoyte on his death. My deepest sympathy to you all. May he rest in peace.
Idalia Batson, Markham, Ontario Canada Idalia Batson, Markham, Ontario Canada wrote on May 23, 2019 at 9:08 am
My deepest condolence to the family of Dear Harold Hoyte. Your true smile and impact you have made on many will be deeply missed. May you Rest In Peace as we Thank God for his everlasting Hope as you journeyed to Heaven.
Monica Francis _Mallett Monica Francis _Mallett wrote on May 22, 2019 at 7:22 pm
Harold was a great friend, mentor, had a winning smile and an infectious laugh. He touched many lives and will forever be remembered. He's not dead but is alive in our hearts.
My condolences goes out to his entire family, his journalism colleagues and the nation of Barbados
He will be truly missed
Edison Goodridge Edison Goodridge wrote on May 22, 2019 at 11:07 am
Condolences to the family and friends at this sad time. His was a life well lived. May he rest in eternal peace.
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