Footprints: George Thomas - Outstanding contributor to law and community
Outstanding contributor to legal profession and community
The life of attorney-at-law George 'Timo' Thomas, presidency of the Cornwall Bar Association, was cut short when he died from injuries he received in a traffic collision along the Flankers main road in Montego Bay, St James.
Even before being recognised for his outstanding contribution to the legal profession and community development, he was a superstar.
That was a title he earned at his alma mater, Cornwall College, in 1965 when he broke his cousin Mahoney Samuels' triple jump and pole vault records, and was named champion boy at the annual Boys' Athletics Championships.
Both records remained at Boys' Champs for 18 and 19 years unbroken.
Thomas received national honours for his outstanding contribution to the legal profession and community development in October 2010.
His best friend, attorney-at-law Tom Tavares-Finson, said the two attended law school in England and were inseparable, speaking just about every morning.
"He was an avid art collector. We competed as art lovers. He loved his children unreservedly and spoke of his better half, Andrea, as his rock. He said he couldn't live his life without her," Tavares-Finson said.
Thomas died leaving three children, including Melissa and Maurice, and his significant other, Andrea Lyle.