Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Retired boat captain Andrew Burke passes
I would like to extend condolences to the family and friends of the late Owen Andrew Burke, who passed away last weekend after a long battle with cancer.
Burke, who had lost an arm and collarbone to the disease, came to the public's attention in February last year when he sailed solo around Barbados for charity. In January, Burke was awarded with a Silver Crown of Merit by the Governor General.
I didn't know Mr. Burke personally, but he seemed like a courageous man with a good heart.
May he rest in peace.