– Lloyd and Mentore describes Williams as someone of vast caliber
In showing their appreciation for Georgetown’s late Deputy Major, Robert Williams, Clive Lloyd former West Indies Captain along with Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) President, Alfred Mentore and other members of DCC signed the book of condolence, Thursday afternoon at City Hall in the presence of the media and Williams’ co-workers.
Speaking with Lloyd after signing the book of condolence for Williams, Lloyd disclosed that he has known Williams for a number of years and declared that he has a commitment to fulfill for the deceased.
“I have known him quite a few years ago, I promised him a trophy for the domino session in DCC, so I have to live up to that expectation.”
Lloyd added that Williams was the kind of person anyone could have talked to and said he had the nature that is required for the job (Deputy Major), “He has been a very gentle person and he’s someone who is easy to speak to, so he was probably in the type of job people of that nature should be dealing with in the city”, he related.
He ended by saying the late Deputy Major will be missed and the city and whole of Guyana probably will also miss him as well.
In an invited comment with DCC President, Mentore said that Williams played a great part in the life of the club and served as the Vice President for club for 6 years in the recent times.
Apart from the six years Williams served as Vice President, his presence was known around the club for 25 years. The Demerara Cricket Club was established in 1912 and this year will mark its 100th Anniversary, Mentore revealed that they (DCC) would have surely wanted to use Williams as a part of their celebration.
The President expressed his condolence to the members of Williams’s family and regretted his lost.
Williams passed away early Monday morning (30th January) at age 62 following a prolonged battle with heart related complications.
The DCC kept a night of reflection for Williams at the sports club last night. Williams’ burial is slated for Wednesday 8, February. (Juanita Hooper)
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