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Tributes pour in for Robert Hamaty

Robert Michael Hamaty will be remembered by many for his love of family, his adventurous spirit and for setting up a company that put...

UPDATED: McLean honoured for his impact on Cayman

John Bonwell McLean was remembered Tuesday as the man who helped bring East End into the modern age, and had a hand in developing much of the infrastructure that made the Cayman Islands what it is today.

UPDATED: Longtime East End MLA John McLean dies

John Bonwell McLean Sr., one of Cayman’s most prominent politicians and a former Member of the Legislative Assembly, passed away on Saturday.

Official funeral for Governor Long

Members of the public, civil servants and officials have been signing a condolence book at the Government Administration Building for the late Governor Athelstan Charles Long, for whom an official funeral will be held on Wednesday, 14 Aug.

Boating death victim remembered by colleagues

Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Brown is being remembered for his friendly demeanour and his work as a football referee in Cayman.

School psychologist mourned after sudden death

Monty Larrew, an educational psychologist with the Ministry of Education, died 9 Aug. following a brief illness. He was 40.

Ron Kipp, tourism icon, dies

Ron Kipp, one of the biggest promoters of Cayman Islands diving over the years, has died. He was 79.

Writer, artist Gretchen Allen passes away at age 74

If anything, Gretchen Allen was a writer. Those who knew her best remember a woman overflowing with poetry, stories and musings about life.

Marathon record holder Grunewald loses cancer fight

International distance runner Gabriele Grunewald, a Cayman Island Marathon record holder who made headlines for her sporting achievements as well as her long-running battle with cancer, has died.

UPDATED: Cayman mourns passing of Justice Charles Quin

Justice Charles Quin, a Grand Court judge and an integral member of Cayman’s law community for more than 30 years, passed away at his home in the company of family and friends on Friday evening. He was 68.

Prominent Caymanian businessman Jim Wood passes

Prominent Caymanian businessman Jim Wood passed away on Sunday at 3:45am, at the age of 89.

Obituary: Former NCVO chairman Garry Wilkins passes away

Garry John Wilkins died Saturday, April 6, at the age of 76 after a long battle with cancer.

Lindbergh Eden, one of the last vestrymen, dies

Charles Lindbergh Eden, one of two remaining original vestrymen of the Cayman Islands, has died. He was 91.Services were held Saturday at Savannah United Church, of which Mr. Eden was a member.

Obituary: Remembering the life of Lerita Eden

Arine Loretta “Lerita” Eden was born in George Town on Sept. 16, 1951. She was the daughter of Valda Arine Bodden and James Avanda Bodden.

Swim coach and educator Penny McDowall passes

Penny McDowall is being remembered as someone who was devoted to others, particularly those with special needs.

Lifelong educator Joanna Clarke passes

Joanna Clarke, the lifelong educator who inspired the creation of the Joanna Clarke Excellence in Education Award, has died.

Remembering David Jonathan Ebanks Jr.

David Jonathan Ebanks Jr., the firstborn and only son of Virginia Lovella and David Jonathan Ebanks Sr., was born in the Cayman Islands Hospital on June 1, 1960.

Brian Uzzell, former Compass owner, dies, age 82

Brian Uzzell, who spent 40 years in the Cayman Islands news business and was former owner of the Caymanian Compass, died Friday following a long illness. He was 82.

In memory of Marcos Barcelo

Marcos Hilarion Barcelo was born on Oct. 21, 1949, in the town of El Santo in Villa Clara, Cuba. He was the ninth child of ten children born to Cecilia Fundora and Ramon Barcelo.

Businessman Donnie Smith dies at 67

Caymanian businessman and entertainment mogul Donovan “Donnie” Smith died unexpectedly on Saturday around 9:15 p.m., leaving four children and seven grandchildren.

Obituary: In memory of Clara Estella Bush

Clara Estelle Bush, 105, who passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 14, was born to John William Bush, and his wife Abigail Miriam Bush, nee Powery, on Nov. 8, 1913.

Quarry owner, philanthropist Richard Christiansen dies

There was no mistaking when Richard “Dick” Christiansen arrived somewhere. Those that knew him said his loud, friendly voice usually preceded him.

Family pays tribute to Noel Andrew Johnson

Noel Andrew Johnson was born to Charles and Theresa Johnson on June 11, 1928, on the Isle of Pines, Cuba.

William ‘Bill’ Hrudey remembered

Dr. William “Bill” Hrudey was remembered as kind, giving, gruff and inspirational at a memorial in his honor on Wednesday afternoon at the University College of the Cayman Islands, where he was director of the campus observatory.

‘Captain Shelby’ dies at 89

A funeral service will be held Saturday for Captain Thomas Shelby Hydes, who died on Feb. 13 at the Cayman Islands Hospital. He was 89 years old.

In memoriam: Obituaries of 2017

The following summaries are based on information provided to the Cayman Compass. Full articles can be read on the Compass website, www.caymancompass.com.

Community mourns passing of restaurateur Frank Fleiger

Local restaurateur Frank Fleiger passed away on Sunday morning, sparking an outpouring of love and support from close friends around the Cayman Islands.

Family, friends mourn loss of Julene Banks

The following is an abridged version of the life story of Julene Banks, who passed away on Aug. 20. The story was read at her funeral service. Julene Doris Banks was born on Dec. 2, 1958, to Inez DaCosta, nee Jackson, and Wilbur DaCosta, who lived in West Bay.

Obituary: Dave Ranburn Christian

Dave Ranburn Christian was born on the 9th of February 1934, to Zacarias and Julia Christian of Rose Gardens, West Bay. He was the second of seven children and the only son of this union. His sister Kathleen died during infancy.

Obituary: David Jonathan Ebanks Sr.

A celebration of the life of David Jonathan Ebanks Sr. was held at the Craddock Ebanks Civic Centre in North Side on Saturday, Feb. 11, with Scripture readings and his eulogy, but mostly with music performed by family members and musician friends from around the island.

Mike Brown passes away

Businessman Michael A. Brown, of Mike’s Ice, passed away Saturday morning at the Cayman Islands Hospital.

Vernon Jackson, Cayman icon, 1928-2016

Vernon L. Jackson, marriage officer, educator and longtime civil servant, passed away on Sunday. He was 87.

Mary McCoy, Little Cayman tourism pioneer, remembered

The following was read by Deputy Premier and Sister Islands MLA Moses Kirkconnell at the Service of Thanksgiving for Mary McCoy (Aug. 18 1936 – Sept. 13 2016). The service was held at the Church of God, Full Gospel Hall, Spot Bay, Cayman Brac, on Saturday, Sept. 24 and officiated by Pastor Joel Scott.

Obituary: Thomas Ewart Ebanks remembered

The following life story was read by Leader of the Opposition McKeeva Bush at the funeral service for West Bay resident Thomas Ewart Ebanks, who passed away on Sept. 14. The service of thanksgiving was held on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Church of God Chapel in George Town.

Obituary: Life and work of photographer Rey-Millet celebrated

The following was read by Patricia Bradley at a Mass of Thanksgiving for photographer Yves-Jacques Rey-Millet, who passed away on June 30 at the age of 70.

Obituary: Remembering Joris Poldervaart

Joris Poldervaart was born on Sept. 24, 1929 in Vlaardingen, Holland. He was the son of William Poldervaart and Helena Troost-Poldervaart, now deceased.

Former Governor Russell dies at 96

Thomas Russell, who served as Cayman’s third governor, between 1974 and 1981, died Monday in Scotland. He was 96.

Cline Glidden Sr. remembered for service and faith

Cline Glidden Sr., a merchant marine and a boat captain for more than 40 years and who served as Serjeant at Arms of the Legislative Assembly for 15 years, passed away Monday at his home in West Bay. He was 91.

Eve Flowers passes away

Eve Flowers, community volunteer and organizer of the popular Flowers Sea Swim Eve, passed away Wednesday after a year-long battle with leukemia. She was 62.

Teen remembered as shy, funny

John Shaw wanted to be a pilot. He was already logging hours in the cockpit through the flight club at John Gray High School. Pressed on a backup career path, he told his brother-in-law he’d settle for aeronautical engineer.

Obituary: Claudia Ryan passes at 99

Cayman Brac’s Claudia Louise Ryan passed away on April 4 surrounded by family at Faith Hospital. She was 99. Family remembered her for her dedication and generosity to the church.

Political leader’s mother passes

Cayman Islands Opposition Leader McKeeva Bush’s mother, Faith Muriel Bush-Ebanks, died Sunday following a long illness that had left her bedridden for the better part of the last five years, Mr. Bush confirmed Monday.

Kent ‘Biggie’ Rankin laid to rest

Mourners gathered to celebrate the life and mark the passing of Kent “Biggie” Rankin during a service at the Church of God (Universal) on Saturday.

‘Biggie’ Rankin passes away at 71

Businessman Kent Rankin passed away Monday evening at his home in Bodden Town after battling cancer for two years. He was 71 years old.

Community mourns loss of Brac artist

As a thatch artisan who participated in various cultural events in Cayman Brac, Vinola Ebanks will be remembered for her spirit of dancing and the preservation of Caymanian cultural heritage.

Flag footballers remember coach

The flag football community this week is mourning the death of player and coach Jamal Young. The Cayman Islands Flag Football Association issued the following...

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