Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Sir Jack Hayward Dies

Honourary chairman and co-owner of the Grand Bahama Port Authority, Sir Jack Hayward passed away today, January 13th, 2015 at the age of 91. He had been unwell for several months and died in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Sir Jack helped create the Freeport Players' Guild in 1961. He also helped with the YMCA; Sir Charles Hayward Library; Sir Charles Hayward Yacht Club; Grand Bahama Humane Society; Bahamas National Trust (BNT); Regency Theatre; and the Jack Hayward High School.

Sir Jack's last public appearance in The Bahamas was for the opening of the new YMCA tennis facilities in Grand Bahama. He was a avid supporter of sports in the country and gave much to the local soccer and rugby community.  Without him there may not have been a YMCA; the Sir Charles Hayward Library; the Sir Charles Hayward Yacht Club; the Grand Bahama Humane Society; the Regency Theatre; and the Jack Hayward High School.

He was also a Kamalamee Honouree.

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