Grand Bahama Mourns Harold Sonny Waugh

Wednesday 08th, August 2012 / 23:35 Published by

Sonny Waugh

The island of Grand Bahama has suffered a great loss with the passing of legendary businessman and noted Rotarian Harold Sonny Waugh.

Eighty-four-year-old Waugh was born in Nassau in 1928 and established a name for himself in Grand Bahama through a series of business ventures.

In 1965, Waugh introduced Grand Bahama to premier construction services with the opening of Waugh Construction (Bahamas) Limited located on Shelly and Milton Streets.

An impeccable businessman with a passion for his country and community, Waugh joined the Rotary International organization in 1972.

Waugh exemplified the Rotary Club’s motto “Service Above Self” and his efforts within the club both in The Bahamas and internationally afforded him the distinct privilege of being known as Mr. Rotary.

Noted fellow Rotarians from around the island shared fond memories, admiration and gave their condolences to the Waugh family and Rotarian community throughout The Bahamas.

Businessman Dennis Knowles said: “Harold Sonny Waugh was a good man, father, businessman and Rotarian. He will be sorely missed.”

Immediate past president of the Rotary Sunset Club Philip H. R. Armbrister said that while he had not known Waugh as long as other members within the Rotary organization he too was saddened by his passing.

“It is a sad day for Rotarians losing one who encouraged us and lived the Rotarian life in the way one should.

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