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Late Gleaner columnist Egerton Chang a lover of gym and St George's

Published:Thursday | January 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Egerton Chang

While he served his family faithfully, long-time Gleaner columnist Egerton Malcolm Gabriel Chang was a devotee of St George's College, his alma mater, and also a fitness enthusiast.

Chang, 66, a past managing director of Capital Betting and Wagering Limited and the Escape Nightclub, died at the University Hospital of the West Indies on Tuesday morning after suffering a stroke in the shower on Monday night.

"He was always in top shape - a gym fanatic. He was there (the gym) four to five times a week as he was big on health and fitness," recounted Charles Williams, a decades-long friend of the late businessman.

"He was a loyal supporter of the St George's College (StGC) Old Boys' Association (OBA) and the school itself for many decades," added Williams, a past president of the StGC OBA.

He continued: "He also had a deep love for journalism. He called it his 'last and best occupation' because he was able to speak about his experiences, express himself and gain knowledge at the same time."

The late businessman is survived by wife Margaret Chang and seven children.

Chang's funeral will be held on Thursday, January 11, at 1 p.m. at the Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church in St Andrew.