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Carl Glasgow succumbs to illness

Carl Glasgow succumbs to illness


A special sitting of the High Court is expected to be held on Friday, as a mark of respect for late barrister-at-law Carl Glasgow, who died last week.{{more}}

Glasgow, 69, died at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital early on Thursday, March 22, after a long illness.

At the sitting of the House of Assembly on Tuesday, tributes were paid to Glasgow by Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves and Leader of the Opposition Arnhim Eustace, both of whom spoke of Glasgow’s athletic prowess in his youthful days.

“Carl Glasgow was an outstanding athlete. At school, during the sixties, I remembered athletes of note, and those which jump out at me in the same grouping would be Mike Findlay, Bunny Baptiste, the sprinter and footballer, and Carl Glasgow,” the Prime Minister said.

Glasgow held the high jump record for Class 1 of 6 feet 51/2 inches at the St Vincent Grammar School, which lasted for about 40 years, Gonsalves said.

In addition to being a good high jumper, Gonsalves said Glasgow was goalkeeper for the St Vincent Grammar School in the Division oOe football championship, and an attacking left-hand batsman and spin bowler who played for the Windward Islands, St Vincent and the Grammar School.

When he paid his tribute, Leader of the Opposition Arnhim Eustace said he too recalled that Glasgow held the high jump record for many years.

“Carl really was a master in that area,” Eustace said.

“He had a kind of grace on the cricket field, which one did not find in many other players. He was very smooth. If he was in the field, and the ball was coming at him, there was a way that he picked up the ball and threw it back in to the wicket which seemed to be just one simple act. He really was exemplary in that regard,” the Leader of the Opposition recalled.

The Prime Minister divulged that he had visited Glasgow at home at New Montrose the day before he died.

“We spoke; I told him of my love for him and his contribution. We discussed other matters. I formed the impression when I saw him, when tears welled up in his eyes, I didn’t think that Carl was going to last much longer,” Gonsalves said.

He expressed his condolences to Glasgow’s widow and daughters, and added that he is “really going to miss him.”

Describing him as “a very good friend”, the Leader of the Opposition said Glasgow was “a committed Vincentian in the sense that he was deeply concerned about issues of the day and was not afraid to speak about them to anyone.”

Glasgow, who was also a cricket administrator and a certified Town Planner, is survived by his wife Lynette, daughters Kimya and Malaika, other relatives and friends.

The funeral service for Carl Glasgow will be held on Friday, March 30, at the St George’s Cathedral in Kingstown, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be at the churchyard of the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in his hometown, Georgetown.