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THEY LEFT US

Published:Sunday | December 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM
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Chevannes
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Jamaica lost some noted sons and daughters in 2010. The Sunday Gleaner takes a look at some of them and their contributions.

January

Reverend Laurence Burke, Archbishop Emeritus of Kingston. Former headmaster and Rector of St George's College.

Albert Huie, considered by many to be the father of Jamaican art, died in Maryland, United States.

Roylan Barrett, former Custos of Trelawny, councilor and real estate developer.

Emelio Sanchez, born in Belize but fought as a lightweight boxer in Jamaica, and helped develop the careers of world champions like Trevor Berbick and Michael McCallum.

Gladstone Robinson, former Jamaica, Boys' Town and Melbourne cricketer.

Ivan Tomlinson, agricultural giant and former president of the Jamaica Agricultural Society.

February

Rex Nettleford, vice chancellor emeritus of the Univerity of the West Indies, founder of the National Dance Theatre Company, and Caribbean thinker, died in Washington DC.

March

Donald Nethersole was a fixture in the Gleaner Company's advertising department for over 35 years.

Byron McDaniel also served The Gleaner well as a correspondent for Manchester.

Clifton Forbes, a member of Jamaica's 4X100 metres team to the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. Manager of many athletics teams.

Roy Collister, businessman and past president of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce and the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica, respectively.

April

Dudley Stokes, educator who served as editor-in-chief of The Gleaner from 1986-92.

Aileen Fraser, social welfare stalwart who served in the West Indies Regiment in World War II.

Dr Herbert Eldemire was a former minister of health in the JLP governments of the 1960s, and was also party chairman.

Sheila Watson-Thomas, served The Gleaner and The Herald as a reporter and subeditor.

May

Oneil Edwards, member of the Voicemail vocal trio.

Max Lambie, financial analyst and advisor.

Russell Capleton was a president of the Jamaican Airline Pilots' Association who led an unsuccessful push for local pilots purchase of Air Jamaica.

Ivy Graydon, jazz musician who led the Ivy Graydon Orchestra in the 1940s.

Fuarnado Roberts, former Jamaica and Caribbean table tennis champion.

Enid Wynter served the Girl Guides Association of Jamaica for over 60 years.

June

William Isaacs was a member of parliament and senator for the People's National Party in the 1970s.

Karl Young, impresario and founder of Irie FM.

Lloyd Young, bodybuilding pioneer.

Louis Bertram Fox, retired Appeals Court judge, died in Canada.

Millicent Forbes, whose daughter Janice Allen was controversially killed by police in April 2000.

Fitz Weir, veteran of the local theatre.

July

Horace Clarke, St Mary icon, member of parliament and government minister.

Lincoln 'Sugar Minott' Minott, roots/lovers rock singer best known for hit songs like Vanity and Herbman Hustling.

August

Norma Dodd, widow of legendary Studio One producer Clement Dodd.

Samila 'Seya' Joseph Parboosingh, influential Pennsylvania-born painter.

Dr Neil McGill, former member of parliament.

Joan Barnett, worked at The Herald and The Gleaner as a foreign affairs and news editor.

September

Herfa Beckford, Deputy Superintendent of Police who headed the Centre for Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse.

Dawn Scott, painter and designer.

October

Gregory Isaacs, lovers rock extraordinaire who gave us hits like Night Nurse and Soon Forward.

November

Altamont 'Keith' Stewart of pioneer duo Keith and Enid. Best known for early 1960s hit song, Worried Over You.

Sonia Pottinger was Jamaica's first female music producer. Had hit songs with Culture and Marcia Griffiths.

Barry Chevannes, the respected sociologist and former dean of the faculty of social sciences at the University of the West Indies.

Lloyd Hall, award-winning pianist.

Canon Weeville Gordon was Custos of Kingston from 1991 to 2009. Also served as deputy governor general.

Norma Shirley, restaurateur who helped put fine dining on the map in Jamaica.

December

Lloyd Alberga served the Carib Cinema and Palace Amusement Company for over 60 years.

Colonel Leslie Lloyd, army man who represented the Jamaica Labour Party and the People's National Party.

Ben Clare, veteran of Hanover politics, was state minister in the People's National Party government of the 1990s.

John Maxwell was a fiery journalist and environmentalist for over 50 years. He lost his battle with lung cancer.

Glen Adams, musician who played on some of The Wailers' biggest hits.