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Horsford Cyrus Aimey

September 25, 2022

Obituary

 

Horsford Cyrus Aimey, 97, of Windsor passed peacefully on Sunday, September 25, 2022. Born in St. George, Barbados, West Indies on March 13, 1925, son of the late George and Maude (Brewster) Aimey. He migrated to the United States in 1956 and resided in Connecticut for over 60 years. 

While living in Barbados, he learned the trade of carpentry and spent ten and a half years in the Royal Barbados Police Force before immigrating to the United States as a farm worker. He became a supervisor and made sure that his fellow Caribbean migrants were treated fairly while helping them acclimate to a foreign land. He was employed at the Hartford Insurance Group as an HVAC Technician for twenty-five years upon his retirement. Not one to sit still, he delivered medicine to health care facilities for five years and later worked in the cafeteria at the CREC Civic Leadership High School for six years. 

He was a dedicated member of St. Monica’s Episcopal Church for over fifty years where he held the position of Junior Warden for numerous years. He was a member of the Vestry, Brotherhood of St. Andrew, Chancel Choir, Altar Guild, Harvest and Parish committees, served on the Development Corporation and Reverend search committees. 

He was a founding member of the Barbados American Society of Hartford (a former prominent organization in the City of Hartford). He held the position of Secretary for numerous years and provided instrumental assistance in the purchasing of the property where the organization was housed at 126 Homestead Avenue. He was a past Vice-Chairperson of the West Indian Celebration Committee and spearheaded the inclusion of many marching bands to the West Indian parade festivities. 

Cyrus possessed a love for the sport of cricket, playing for numerous years in Barbados and a number of states in the US including, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts and New York which led to him being inducted into the Cricket Hall of Fame, located in Hartford, CT. In his determination that the game of cricket be exposed to varying cultures, he was a contributory asset to the New Britain Social Club in the acquisition of their first playing field. 

He took pride in maintaining his garden and lawn up until a couple of years ago when his health failed. He was an avid reader and loved debating with family and friends on world affairs and any other topic of conversation. 

He loved crossword puzzles, watching sports, courtroom reality shows, The View, Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune and CNN. 

He remained thankful for the Blessing of a long and full life and wanted to be remembered as a gentle spirit who was kind, compassionate and devoted to his family and community. 

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 37 years, Barbara “Patsy” Lindo-Aimey; seven children, Jacqueline Storey of Holland, Marguerita Bowen of Toronto, Canada, Geoffroy Aimey, Marlene Aimey-Bayne and her husband Washbrook Bayne and Sandra Browne of Barbados, Howard Vidal and his wife Rosa De Los Santos of Miami, FL and Sheena deGraffenreaidt and her husband Javont deGraffenreaidt of Wethersfield, CT; five grandchildren, Leah Husbands, Chantelle Farmer and her husband Kofi Farmer, Sharleen Browne and Jamila Bayne of Barbados and Ambar Mesa of Miami, FL; seven great grandchildren, Liam Husbands, Kaitlin, Kiersten and Carter Farmer, Raj and Rhesa Rae Browne and Cijay Jones; one great, great grandchild, Logan Coombs-Husbands, all of Barbados; brother-in-law, Trevor Lindo and his wife Sandra Lindo of Barbados; sisters-in-law, Maria Walters of Brooklyn, NY, Yvonne Lindo-Banks of West Hartford, CT, Hazel Lindo-Carrington and her husband Ian Carrington of Barbados, Sandra Lindo and her husband Somalia Diaby of Staten Island, NY, mother-in-law, Rev. Dezdamonia Layne and her husband Whitfield Layne of Barbados; nephews, Derek and Adrian Toppin, Alberta, Canada and Colin Brewster, Brooklyn, NY; nieces, Verna Holder, Coventry, England, Maria Aimey and Janice Lynch, Brooklyn, NY, Diana Aimey and Sylvia Brewster, Barbados; a special great nephew, Clyde Brathwaite, Barbados and long-time friends, Glenville Gill and James Bishop, Windsor, CT and a host of other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Robert Belle, Randolph Brewster and Claudius Aimey, sisters, Beryl Aimey and Sheila Toppin, 

brother-in-law, Colin Toppin; sisters-in-law, Irene Aimey and Edna Brewster; nephew, George Brewster; niece, Velda Brathwaite, and grandson, Ryton Browne. 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 8, 10 a.m., at St. Monica’s Episcopal Church, 3575 Main St., Hartford, CT. The service can be viewed via zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4294774750; Meeting ID: 429 477 4750; Password: peace101. The Aimey family has entrusted All Faith Memorial Chapel with the arrangements.

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Services

Memorial Service
Saturday
October 8, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Monica's Episcopal Church
3575 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06112

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