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Donald Blackman

Burial Date March 1, 2022

Funeral Home Downes & Wilson Funeral Home

Church The Chapel of Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens


Dr. Donald ‘Don’ George Blackman
Died peacefully at his home in Florida on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at the age of 86.

He served his country Barbados as a Minister of Parliament, a Senator and an Ambassador to the United Nations.

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“Don” taught at Stony Brook Long Island University as a Professor of African-American Studies and Philosophy; he worked as a Discrimination Lawyer in Texas and in his latter years, became a businessman prior to retirement.

Son of the late Elma Blackman and Darnley Gulstone;

Dear husband of Jeunille Trancoso-Blackman;

Beloved father of Chaka Blackman;

Brother of Carlisle, Cheryl, Ena, Jocelyn, Malcolm and the late Joyce and Norma;

Uncle of Cassandra, Kevin, Andre and Elissa Bedeau, Carol, Paul, Wayne and Marshalyn Blackman, Stephen, Sonia, Wavney and Conrad Warner;

Cousin of David Blackman and the Blackman, Brewster, Gulstone and Haynes families;

Son-in-Law of Winston and Sandra Allen-Martinez;

Brother-in-Law of Lloyd Bedeau, Wendell Batson, Bernadette and Juel Blackman, Donnille Tyrrell, Winston and Wynne-Marie Martinez;

Friend of Abdul Pandor and family, Dr. Aubrey Armstrong and family,  Freundel Stuart, QC and family, Hon Trevor Prescod, MP and family, the Dottin, Waldron-Ramsay and Weekes families, The Ivy community, and many others in Barbados, throughout the Caribbean and the USA.

An official funeral for the late Dr. Donald ‘Don’ George Blackman takes place on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 10 a.m. at the Chapel of Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens, The Ridge, Christ Church. Due to Government Covid-19 Protocols, attendance is restricted to relatives, invited friends and guests. Private cremation will follow.

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The Chapel Organist is kindly asked to attend.

Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at The St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Chapel Gap, St. Michael on Sunday, February 27, 2022 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. All Covid-19 protocols must be acknowledged.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Downes and Wilson Funeral Home, Eagle Hall, St. Michael.

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