Former People’s National Party (PNP) politician and respected St Catherine businessman Lloyd Hay died on Saturday (November 28) after a brief hospitalisation. He was 91-years-old.
Hay’s death was confirmed by daughter Sharon Hay Webster, who added that her father transitioned peacefully.
“Nobody in the world to me like my Pops hard to sit here in the hospital and hold tears. I’m flipping thru pics of time spent together since December last year,” Hay Webster wrote on Twitter.
The senior Hay was born on May 9, 1929. He was also the proud owner of Hay’s Enterprise – a decades-old hardware and farm supplies outlet – which continues to operate in Guys Hill, St Catherine.
Hay found his berth into politics in the 1976 general election, when he unsuccessfully contested the North East St Catherine constituency.
Hay’s father, Lucien, was also a staunch supporter of the PNP, a tradition he passed on to Sharon, who became South Central St Catherine Member of Parliament in 2002. After two elections, Hay Webster then sided with the Jamaica Labour Party, where she has remained a member since 2010.
Hay is survived by daughters Sharon and Audrey, son Lorne, grand- and greatgrandchildren.