Prominent Former Bvi Resident Passed Away



Rotarians and residents of the BVI mourn the death of Mr. Clive Sears, who died at his home in England on 3 January at the age of 87.

Mr. Sears was the manager of Wickhams Cay in the 70s. After he left that assignment he joined the real estate firm Smiths-Gore. He was a member of the Rotary Club of Tortola for years and served the club as Treasurer and Director for Vocational Training. He is remembered by past president Elton Georges, who served with Rotarian Clive on the Rotary Board, as a real professional, gentle and kind person.

Mr. Sears left his marks in the BVI in many ways; a most notable one being his involvement in a Case  Study of the BVI by the U. S . DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE NOAA in 1977 for the Government of the British Virgin Islands, with the assistance of the World Wildlife Fund and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources for 1976.

In February last year he visited the BVI and of course “his” Rotary Club, where he was warmly welcomed during the Club’s weekly luncheon at the Moorings Marina Inn Restaurant.

The Management and staff of The Island Sun joins the Rotary Family of the BVI in extending heartfelt sympathy to his wife Irene, other family members  and many friends.

(Photo by Astrid C Wenzke)