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Gale R Harris
October 3, 2023
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Was on born on June 7th, 1958 in St. Michael, Barbados, West Indies and sunset was on October 3, 2023. She was 65 years old.
Born to Clyde Walter Lavine and Joan Marjorie Lavine (both deceased). She was a proud mother to Ryan Harris, Curtis Harris, Keisha Yearwood, Nicholas Yearwood and Donna Bellefleur. Married to Errol Yearwood (December 1984) and Todd Bullard (June 2014). Her Grandchildren – DeShaun Darling, Jordan Harris, Donovan Harris, Shawnty Harris, Ava Gale Theresa Harris, Jaylen Bellefleur and Saniya Bellefleur.
Sister to Ann Harris, Noel Howell, Esther Lavine, Shernell Lavine-Milius and Philip Lavine
Niece of Michael Harris of Brooklyn New York. Shirley Harris of Christ Church Barbados, Thelma Jordan (deceased). Auntie to several nieces and nephews here in the USA and in Barbados.
Gale attended Erdiston Primary School, Hindsbury Primary School, Water Street Girls and Green Lynch Secondary in Barbados.
Upon emigrating to the USA in January 1983, she completed AND received her GED within the first 6 months of arriving in the USA and later attended ITT Technical institute.
Gale was self-employed as a roti cook when she lived in Barbados. In the USA she worked at Woolworth Store, Tufts University, Mount Auburn Hospital, Salem Hospital, Brigham and Women and Boston Medical Center as a Surgical Tech.
Gale was an active member of St. Bartholomew Church, Cambridge, MA. She worked with the Young Adults group and the Youth Christian Fellowship creating several fashion shows for the teens.
She was a very active member of the Barbados Cultural Committee of Boston (BCCB) and the United Barbadians in Massachusetts (UBIM) groups.
She was one of the original members that started the Cambridge Carnival.
She loved her family and worked hard to keep them together by creating Family Reunions in 2019 and the next was to be in 2025.
She enjoyed cooking, baking her popular coconut bread and dancing to music, especially Soca music.