Deiwght Peters buries dad tomorrow

Friday, January 19, 2018

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Deiwght Peters, principal of Saint International model agency, said he is giving his father “an elegant send-off” in his home town of Hayes, Clarendon, tomorrow.

Kenton Peters, 73, died from pulmonary embolism at the May Pen Hospital in Clarendon, on New Year's Day.

The funeral will be held at the St James Anglican Church at 2:00 pm. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

The younger Peters, who was with his father up until his passing, remembers him as family man.

“He was full of life and political knowledge. He loved to chat politics with me and he enjoyed his oldies reggae. He fiercely loved his family and knew his deepest family roots,” he told Jamaica Observer yesterday.

“He boasted a lot about me and was always thrilled when people spoke to him about my TV show. He didn't miss one episode and would call me as soon as it was done to give me his feedback and tell me what or who he wants to see next season. He was extremely proud of my achievements in the international fashion business too. When he saw the American Vogue, Forbes and New York Times articles he was just absolutely excited and he often remarked. 'Bwoy, yuh create history'. I was happy to see him so proud,” Peters continued.

Described by Vogue as the agent behind Jamaica's top models in 2016, Peters has provided models for fashion brands including Alexander Wang, Givenchy, Calvin Klein, Burberry, and Yves Saint Laurent.

In addition to Deiwght, Peters is survived by his wife Sonia, son Peter, grandchild Kash, and other relatives.

— Sade Gardner

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