The first Chairman of the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco), Harold Davis died early Wednesday morning after a prolonged illness, a family member confirmed.
He was 88.
Davis earlier this month celebrated his 62nd wedding anniversary and he would have been 89 in September.
He served as the first Chairman of the sugar corporation when it was nationalized in 1976 from the United Kingdom-based Bookers.
Davis, who was a former Pro Chancellor of the University of Guyana, was awarded the Cacique Crown of Honour (CCH) in 1980. He retired as Chairman of the Guyana and Trinidad Mutual (GTM) insurance company earlier this year due to declining health.
“He suffered a stroke last year July and never fully recovered,” said his daughter, Karen Davis. She noted that family members observed his further deterioration in recent days when the avid cricket fan showed no interest in the current CPL 20/20 series. “He wasn’t keen about that and didn’t ask any questions,” she said.
She remembered her father as “caring.” “He was a passionate person, a caring person who was proud of his children’s achievements,” said Karen who is a Mass Communications Specialist and former UG Communications Lecturer. Davis was the father of five, grandfather of eight and great grandfather of four.