REO Eddy Johnson dies suddenly – By Waltie Ainsworth

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REO Eddy Johnson dies suddenly

By Waltie Ainsworth

Former Regional Executive Officer(REO), Region Three, Eddy Johnson, age 78, died early Easter Sunday morning in a City hospital Georgetown, Guyana after complaining the day before of discomfort in his stomach. Eddy was retired for more than 20 years but still maintained a fiduciary position with the PSU credit union. He was the principal signatory for all loans and letters of credit disbursed over the last 30 years.

Eddy was a cultural icon with original roots in Hopetown, WCB. In the early days he was a school teacher before elevating himself as a community development officer assigned to Linden, Suddie, Buxton and later Fort Wellington. He later served as a Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Housing during the Burnham Era.

This writer over the years was introduced to all his siblings and family even though he sometimes gave the impression of being single but not singular. 

And when I am in Georgetown and I want to ganga, without failure any working day of the week before 6.00pm I can catch Eddy at the same spot….PSU Sports Club in Thomas Lands.

One of the things I am learning as I write is that a year ago almost to the date Eddy’s older sister Marjorie, died suddenly after some type of elective surgery. His remaining siblings are reinventing themselves and are focusing on wellness to avoid a similar display of early departure.

It should also be noted that a fortnight ago Ms Agnes Yansen, a native of Hopetown was laid to rest in Brooklyn. It was a massive turnout and those familiar with both parties, are promising to double that double in honor of their dearly departed native son, Eddy Johnson.

Funeral arrangements are planned for Wednesday April 15th in his home town, Hopetown Guyana.
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