Footprints: Boyd Carey - An exemplary father and great friend
An exemplary father and
Renowned retired Court of Appeal judge Boyd Humbert Glouster Carey, died at his Florida home at
age 85 on May 11, 2015. Carey, described as an upright, honest and caring man of integrity, stood firm for justice and discipline.
Born the first of five children, Carey grew up in the Cross Roads, St Andrew, area with parents Rosamund Dixon and Percival Carey, both teachers. He attended Kingston College and the University of London, and served 32 years in the judiciary of the Caribbean as a judge of the Court of Appeal in Jamaica, The Bahamas, and Belize.
He also sat as a judge of the Supreme Court, acted as arbitrator on many occasions and was also associate tutor for 25 years at the Normal Manley Law School. As a judge of appeals in The Cayman Islands, 1989-1993, Carey also, upon retirement in 1997, was recognised as one of the longest-serving judges of appeals in Jamaica.
He was associate tutor for 25 years at the Normal Manley Law School, Jamaica, and the Eugene Dupuch Law School in The Bahamas. The noted jurist was also an active member of the Jamaican Bar Association, the KC Old Boys' Association and the Kingston Cricket Club. He also served as KC's board chairman.
Apart from his love for law, Carey was also a lover of cricket and tennis. His daughter, Michele Robinson, said as a youngster, her father would sneak out to play a game of cricket. Members of the Belize Bar Association also said Boyd would always try to find anywhere cricket was being played to watch the game and offer advice to
players. This was while serving in the Belize Courts of Appeal.
Carey, in his journey, had the strong support of his wife, Beverly, and his children, who all expressed deep sorrow but appreciated the exemplary father he was to them, and the great friend to those who had the chance to share a courtroom with him.