Dr W.E. Daisley “A Son of the SVG Soil”
Winston Erville “Doc” Daisley
In Memoriam/Acknowledgement
July 21, 2023

Dr W.E. Daisley “A Son of the SVG Soil”

Winston Erville “Doc” Daisley was born on May 17, 1941, in Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG). He was the firstborn child of Montgomery and Violet Daisley. He completed his primary education at the Kingstown Methodist School before matriculating to the St Vincent Boys’ Grammar School.  Upon graduating, he was awarded a scholarship to the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Jamaica to study medicine.  He chose this field because he had suffered from asthma as a boy, and he wanted to learn how to help himself and others. While at UWI, he met his future wife, a nursing student named Barbara Marsh. He graduated with his medical degree in 1967 and went on to start an internship in Barbados. On June 8, 1968, Winston and Barbara were married. This union produced five children: Patrice, Allan, Earl, Faith and Adrian.

Upon returning to SVG, Doc first worked in the Ministry of Health as a District Medical Officer. Later on, he did specialty training in Anaesthesia at the University Hospital of the West Indies in Jamaica, followed by a fellowship at Cardiff University in Wales. He returned to SVG as a Consultant Anaesthetist and held that position for several years.

He also ran a private clinic where he practised general medicine. Over the years, Doc worked in St. Vincent, Grenada, Turks & Caicos, Saudi Arabia and England. He was known in the operating room for his calm demeanour and careful attention to detail. He loved medicine and saw it as a ministry through which he could help and serve others in a practical way.

Doc came to know the Lord as his Savior at an early age. Eternally grateful for the work Christ did in his own life, Doc was passionate about the spreading the gospel and helping believers to grow in their faith.  He was truly a servant, and there are several organizations that were dear to his heart over the years.  During his time at UWI, he was very involved with the Intervarsity Christian Fellowship group on campus. For many years, he served on the SVG Board of Directors of Youth for Christ, as well as the Interschool Christian Fellowship; helping the younger generation of believers to grow to maturity in Christ by providing oversight, encouragement and advice.

In 1964, a dream the Lord planted in Doc’s heart would take root. During his university years, he was introduced to Moorlands Bible Camp in Jamaica. Later, he was chosen to visit two Bible camps in the United States. Visiting these camps stirred a desire in his heart to see the same concept manifested in his home country and denomination.  With the help of a dedicated staff of assistants, Doc started the first Grace and Truth Bible Camp in SVG. Over the years, the youth and camp ministry continued to grow.  In April 1981, Grace and Truth was able to acquire its own property to use as a campground in Layou, and construction work began the following year.  As a work and witness for the Lord, it has, by God’s grace, continued over the years until now. Many souls have trusted the Savior as a result of this ministry.

Doc leaves behind his beloved wife of 55 years, Barbara; children — Patrice, Allan, Earl (Shenise), Faith (Carlos) and Adrian (Elena); grandchildren — Carlos Jr, Zachary, Stéphane, Timothée, Jaiden, Sascha, Amaya and Aria; siblings — Doris, Jeane, Esmée, Ruth, Samuel, David, Keren and Rawle; nieces and nephews; a host of cousins including Lorraine Bascombe, extended family, lifelong friends, and co-laborers in the Gospel. He was predeceased by his siblings Joyce, Shirley and Franklyn.