A family in the Kellits area of Clarendon is struggling to come to terms with the tragic passing of its loved one, 50-year-old Winston Pinnock, who loved farming and children dearly.
Pinnock, pictured above, drew his last breath in Kingston Public Hospital (KHP) on Monday afternoon, January 21. That’s a day after the Eagle motorcycle he was driving crashed into a Mazda station wagon on the Dam Main Road – not far from Kellits.
“We are just trying to come to grip with the reality; it is still like an illusion right now,” said Caswell Pinnock, a former Jamaica Labour Party general election candidate and brother of the deceased.
He added: “We went to the hospital and were with my brother – from May Pen Hospital into KPH, until we realized it was his final moment. It is a really difficult time for us.”
The late Pinnock, who was a devout farmer known especially for his ginger production, had been driving motorcycles for more than 30 years, the family said.
He has three children – one of whom is Stephanie Pinnock, who recalls her last moment with her father.
“My last moment with him was two Saturdays ago when I took his grandson to spend some time with him. They played ‘bike’ all night – playing in helmet and starting the ‘bike engine’. My son enjoyed it,” she told The Beacon.
Ms Pinnock further stated that her father loved children – all of them. “He made us feel loved as he would call me everyday and end every conversation with ‘daddy love yuh, yuh hear mi baby’. I will miss that,” she further said.
The late Pinnock carried a pleasant demeanour and was always willing to give a helping hand, his daughter asserted.
“Daddy Winston was the most kind-hearted and caring person I know – and the community of Reckford can second that. He is always warm to meet and friendly especially to children. He is never without a smile, hence the name ‘Gold Teeth Wimpy’. He is always offering his assistance in whatever way he can. It is a bother to him when he can’t help with any situation presented to him,” Ms Pinnock said.
Funeral arrangements for the late Pinnock are yet to be finalized.
By Horace Mills, Journalist
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