President pays final respects to former GuySuco Chairman, Harold Davis CCH

Georgetown, GINA, August 28, 2013

National awardee Harold Davis who made history as the first local Chairman of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) was laid to rest following a church service at the Trinity Methodist Church on High and Leopold Streets, today.

President Donald Ramotar signing the book of Condolence for the late Harold B Davis, CCH

A packed congregation including, President Donald Ramotar, a former GuySuCo board member, and Opposition Leader David Granger paid their final respects to the man who served with distinction in many well respected positions.

 

The funeral service included prayers, hymns, tributes, musical selections, scripture readings and the signing of the book of condolence.

President Donald Ramotar viewing the body of the late Harold B Davis, CCH, at the Trinity Methodist Church

 

The 1980 Cacique Crown of Honour (CCH) recipient was a teacher for 13 years and after returning from the United States with a B.Sc in Social Administration and MA in Sociology from the University of Ohio began working as a Personnel Officer at Skeldon estate.

President Donald Ramotar greets relatives of Harold B Davis, CCH, during a funeral service at the Trinity Methodist Church

 

He worked his way up to Personnel Director and in 1976 became the first local Chairman of the Corporation when it was nationalised.

President Donald Ramotar interacting with Opposition Leader David Granger at the funeral service of the late Harold B Davis, CCH

Among the numerous positions in which he served were Pro-Chancellor of the University of Guyana, past District Governor of Rotary International and Chairman of the Board of GTM.

 

His involvement in the church and the Ptolemy Reid Rehab Centre occupied most of his later years. He died at the age of 89.

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