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Christian M. Cottoy aka ‘Sunny’ passes; Heart attack suspected

Businessman Christian M. Cottoy has died of a suspected heart attack. Photo: Facebook
Mr Christian M. Cottoy was the co-owner with his wife Anita of Fort Recovery Hotel located at Towers on the western side of Tortola. Photo: Facebook
Mr Christian M. Cottoy was the co-owner with his wife Anita of Fort Recovery Hotel located at Towers on the western side of Tortola. Photo: Facebook
WEST END, Tortola, VI- Long-time resident of the Virgin Islands and a native of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Christian M. Cottoy died suddenly while on a West End, Tortola road last evening November 3, 2016.

Mr Cottoy was the co-owner with his wife Anita of Fort Recovery Hotel located at Towers on the western side of Tortola.

The circumstances surrounding his death is unclear, however, one eyewitness told our news room that he may have pulled over on a Belmont road after not feeling well.

However, by the time family and friends reached him he had reportedly passed. His lifeless body was discovered in his automobile. Even before an autopsy, many suspect a heart attack as the cause of death.

As the tragic news circulated to many long-time friends, hotel staff and residents, they were all left in shock and disbelief. It was said also that he was a man of the sea, and enjoyed sailing, fishing and diving.

The Management and Staff of Virgin Islands News Online wish to convey our condolences to Mr Cottoy’s immediate family and other loved ones.

18 Responses to “Christian M. Cottoy aka ‘Sunny’ passes; Heart attack suspected”

  • west (04/11/2016, 23:11) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh no RIP sunny
    • COUNTRY (05/11/2016, 01:33) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Am sad after his wife and I met at electricity Department he drove me to the gas station . I told him I recall I served him for many years he love his fish. And we joked about it. Been years I haven't seen them both. I turned and look for them after they driven off. He was so gentle while talking with his wifeyes
      Life RIP my customer
      Be strong
    • ... (05/11/2016, 05:49) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      My dear friend. Rest In Peace.
  • Just saying (05/11/2016, 02:26) Like (1) Dislike (12) Reply
    Who may he have eaten from last and what was his last meal?
  • Jill (05/11/2016, 05:48) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    My sincere condolences to your family
  • teach (05/11/2016, 05:50) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Boy Sunny I guess you won’t be able to take me sailing again! RIP my brother- you will surely be missed…infact already missed
  • A niece (05/11/2016, 06:29) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    R.I.P uncle sonny
  • rattie (05/11/2016, 08:42) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    So sad
  • Martin (05/11/2016, 08:53) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is a major lost to the high performance boating community, he was one of the Godfathers in this sport. RIP Sunny, keep ur hands on those throttles until we meet again.
  • (05/11/2016, 10:28) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    MEGA POWER he used to say...The BVI offshore world will surely miss your highperformance boat FORTRECOVERY.COM
  • i loved that car (05/11/2016, 10:37) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
  • bvi (05/11/2016, 13:52) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    We miss you sonny!
  • friend (05/11/2016, 17:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    See you in heaven
  • pamelahfamily (05/11/2016, 18:39) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    He was a kind and gentle man with a good heart. He was a great husband to Anita. My sister Pamelah worked at Fort Recovery for 25 years and we visited at least 25 times. He was like a family member to us. We are in shock and devastated. Sending condolences to Anita and the staff of Fort Recovery from Ann to Ivette and to the entire family from Boots to Darrel and to the Macshanes from Brian to Michelle to Tanya and Justin from the Sharkey/Gleicher family
  • sonny! thank you (05/11/2016, 23:45) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thanks for all you taught me about boating and your inspirations.
  • Davis and Karen (06/11/2016, 14:48) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sunny was the best. This is a huge loss for all who knew him. We are many time Ft. Recovery guests. We so enjoyed knowing Sunny and will miss him greatly. Davis and Karen Young
  • Andrew Cox Sr (07/11/2016, 23:38) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    One love

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