Centenarian and Seafarer Urban
Myles passed away on 9 June.
Mr Myles had just celebrated his
100th birthday at the Seafarer’s Hall in George Town on 24 May. He was the
oldest living seafarer.
Born in 1910, Mr. Myles was best
known for his delicious cooking on the Gold Medal, one of the ships on which he
sailed during his years at sea.
On the day of the of his birthday
celebration, speakers, whom included the Governor Duncan Taylor thanked Mr.
Myles for all the hard work he had done through the course of time, in addition
to acknowledging his declaration that he would live to see 100 years of age.
Courtney Myles, who is the grandson
of Urban Myles, expressed sadness at his passing saying it was a great loss. He
added that he would take solace in knowing that his grandfather knew he was
loved. “I am so glad everyone held that thing for him at the Seafarers Hall the
other day,” added Courtney.
President of the Seafarer’s Association
Cardinal Da Costa said he was saddened to hear of Mr. Myles’ passing and
expressed condolences to his family.
“He was a great Caymanian, and he
did so much for so many people throughout the years. It’s the kind of example
to be proud of and one for the children of today to try to learn from. I am
glad we were able to honour Mr. Myles before his death,” said Mr. Da Costa.
Mr. Myles received an award from
the Seafarers Association for his efforts on behalf of all seaman during his
Funeral Services for the late Urban
Myles will be announced.