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EASY MAGAZINE: Ken Hewitt through the years


EASY MAGAZINE: Ken Hewitt through the years

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IT WAS A GRAND CELEBRATION as relatives and friends of Ken Hewitt gathered at his Rowan Park, St George  residence for an event organised by his wife Ann along with their children Shane, Kenny and Kathy-Ann.

The special occasion was the 80 birthday party on September 25 for retired chartered accountant, former Independent Senator and recipient of many awards including Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).

Ann, his wife of over five decades, thanked the large gathering of family and friends for sharing in the important milestone.

The octogenarian, who addressed the gathering gave an account of his humble beginnings to where he is today and what he has achieved giving thanks to God for his many blessings.

 “When I was going to Harrison College I was still living in Dean’s Village in a chattel house, with strict admonition from my mother, ‘don’t bring anything in this house that don’t belong to you’,” he said. 

“From Dean’s Village, Station Hill where there was no running water and no electricity to when I ended up as the only black chartered accountant in Barbados,” he added.

He has fond memories of living in Montreal, Canada: “I got married in Montreal, all my children were conceived in Montreal and I got my achievements in Montreal – a great place.”

The retired executive of KPMG/Ken Hewitt & Co. lauded his protégé Carol Nicholls, managing partner of KPMG, who was among the large gathering.

Others there included Sir Fred Gollop and Lady Gollop, Sir Errol Walrond and Lady Walrond, local designer Carol Cadogan-Fox with husband Peter Fox, Alfred Knight, Emmon Hope, Sir Austin Ward, Beaumont and Margaret Banfield, Ernest  Batson,  Elliott, Amor and Mia Mottley; Dr. Tony Newton, Hayden Workman, Jean Holder, Colin and Vicky Marshall Telford, Senator Lady Carol Haynes, Monica Skinner, Leslie Atherley, Eddie Massiah and wife Professor Joycelyn Massiah, Charlie and Grace Pilgrim, Cecil and Shirlie Clarke, Sue Pollard Lynch, Sir Steve Emtage and Lady Emtage, and horse racing fan Dennis Haynes.

Among those from overseas were Neville Grant and his wife, Grant Morris of Grant Morris Associates of Montreal and Glenette Francis from Antigua. 

A buffet featuring an array of sumptuous food and drinks were the order of the afternoon. (CJ)