97 year old son of world’s oldest person dies

April 19, 2017
Contributed Governor General Sir Patrick Allen presents gifts to Vioris Brown. Her son Harland Fairweather looks on, in the background.

Only days after his mother, Violet Brown, became the world’s oldest person Harland Fairweather, 97, died at their Duanvale, Trelawny, home.

"It is a sad time,” said Elaine McGrowder, the caregiver for Fairweather’s mother.

She said that the death has come as a shock.

McGrowder Fairweather woke up earlier this morning and did his regular morning exercises and later engaged her and his caregiver in their usual morning chat.

"He gradually became disoriented and it appeared there was a problem," said McGrowder.

She said soon after, Fairweather passed away.

"It all happened very quickly," she said in a grief-stricken tone.

McGrowder said it will be especially difficult to inform the 117-year-old mother about the death of her son.

"She always prayed God allow him to bury her and not the other way around," she said.

Fairweather has died just four days after his birthday.