Another senseless automobile accident, another good soul lost.
Yesterday, I participated in the Celebration of Paul's life next door on Ambergris Caye. The ceremony was an exceptionally beautiful one by the seaside overlooking the reef. Paul was a sweet , gentle, friendly, kind person with movie star looks. He was an avid diver & sailor and jointly owned about a dozen catamarans with his wife, which they rent on a weekly basis. TMM BAREBOAT VACATIONS boats can be seen all over the waters in our country.
Practically everyone in Belize has a warm story about Paul. This is mine.
Paul & his wife Natalie have been long time friends of my family from the time they first met on Caye Caulker about 30 years ago and fell in love on & with our little island. A few months ago when I was talking to Paul here on the island, another person who was with him asked how long we knew each other, he said - "practically since she was in diapers".
When they met, Natalie was a high school classmate & friend of my older sister & cousins, & she would come then to the island to visit us. It is a warm memory to think that my sisters friendship with Paul's future wife somehow lended itself to faith & Paul's happiness. This lovely couple maintained a house throughout the decades here on Caye Caulker and this place held special memories for Paul as meeting Natalie here changed his life forever and produced two lovely children - Eric & Tianna.
My deepest regret to his family. I will sadly miss your smile Paul.
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