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Leeann Forbes retired DMV officer has died

Ms Leeann Forbes, 48, died on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Peebles Hospital after being ill for some time. Photo: Team of Reporters
Leeann Forbes with her softball team Hawks. Photo: Team of Reporters
Leeann Forbes with her softball team Hawks. Photo: Team of Reporters
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - Family, friends and the staff of the Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) are in mourning over the passing of Leeann Forbes, a long time employee of the Government Department.

The deceased who was born on October 16, 1969, died at the age of 48 on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at Peebles Hospital after being ill for some time.

The late Ms Forbes is survived by two children; a boy and a girl. She has spent her entire career in the civil service, first working at the Inland Revenue Department and at the time of her passing had retired this year from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) located in the R & R Malone Complex on the main Island of Tortola, where she worked for some 8 years.

She worked for the government for over 29 years.

Avid sports fan & loved by all

She was an avid sports fan and played softball. In their social network tribute, the BVI Softball Association (BVISA) praised Leeann as an avid supporter of the games, often attending to support the Sea Cows Bay Hawks and her son during his time playing.

"The presence and spirit of Ms Forbes will forever be missed," said members of the BVISA with much sadness.

DVM very sad

Commissioner of the DMV, Kye M. Rymer when contacted said his staff was "heartbroken" to learn of the passing of Ms Forbes.

Mr Rymer expressed, "Leeann was always a dedicated and professional member of our staff, she was the life of the party, and we are deeply saddened…”

The Board of Directors, Management and staff of Virgin Islands News Online offer our condolences to the immediate family and other loved ones of the late Leeann Forbes.

27 Responses to “Leeann Forbes retired DMV officer has died”

  • me (12/04/2018, 15:55) Like (28) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is so sad. Sympathy goes out for the family especially her 2 children.
  • ann (12/04/2018, 16:03) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
    this is so sad rest in peace sister
  • Tears!!! (12/04/2018, 16:03) Like (20) Dislike (1) Reply
    RIP Leeann. You will be greatly missed!!!
  • Heart felt Condolences (12/04/2018, 16:28) Like (25) Dislike (0) Reply
    Condolences to her family, especially her kids and other immediate family members. May she rest in eternal peace!

    My People we need to live every day with Jesus as we never know when we will be called home.
  • sad (12/04/2018, 16:28) Like (28) Dislike (0) Reply
    She was a good person and very pleasant. Condolences to her family and to the DMV staff.
  • weed (12/04/2018, 16:44) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    only the good die young!
    • @ weed (13/04/2018, 09:25) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
      And the evil ones remain upon the earth to persecute the good ones, but their (evil ones) day will come
      • Truth (13/04/2018, 12:29) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
        You take the words right out my mouth! RIP Leeann
      • Tim (13/04/2018, 14:37) Like (4) Dislike (8) Reply
        Weed, you sound like a bitter person. You need to put God in your life, then you would not make such unfounded statement.
        • @Tim (17/04/2018, 09:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          I think you need to practice your interpretation skills. Weed is clearly saying that its a shame that good people die young.
      • I MAN (13/04/2018, 20:12) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Interested (12/04/2018, 18:19) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    Goodbye sweet Leeann,my heart hurts.You bore your illness with strength and dignity.May the Lord comfort your children,siblings and extended family .Rest easy until the resurrection.
  • kk (12/04/2018, 18:40) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    I'm heart broken, sleep on beloved
  • tola (13/04/2018, 01:56) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Really sad about this she was aweet person
  • ff (13/04/2018, 07:28) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    My condolence to the family, may God watch over them and keep them.
  • Hmm (13/04/2018, 07:32) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    R.I.E.P Leeann still in shock
  • JJ JJ (13/04/2018, 09:06) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Nsh (13/04/2018, 17:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    So sorry to here..lovely lady
  • Jessica Jones (14/04/2018, 09:15) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Love you always Lee.
  • Sue (14/04/2018, 20:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Still can't believe my deepest sympathy to her entire family
  • saying (15/04/2018, 00:45) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I don't care wa aryo say something is wrong in this place me son. Why so many people dieing and are dead from illness?
  • SWW (15/04/2018, 09:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    My condolences to the entire family, pray God's blessing, comfort and strength during your great time of loss.
    Rest in peace Leeann, you will be missed.
  • Peaches (16/04/2018, 13:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    She used to braid my hair years ago when she was living at SCB. She was the best at hair braiding in her time. May her soul rest in peace.
  • COJ (17/04/2018, 23:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    You were the best at braiding with short notice and welcomed me and many into your home. I did not have to find a baby sitter before i come to braid. Rest in peace love. Chavy
  • heartbroken (19/04/2018, 13:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wonderful, Wonderful Lady!! I can’t find one bad thing to say about her. Just like the person above said she was the best at braiding and accepted you at late notice with your kids (so true). I only stopped going to her, because I was scared of the hill where she built her home. I loved her personality. She never passed me anywhere. I feel so fortunate, because I was able to meet up with her after the storm before I left. I could see she wasn’t feeling so good, but She never complained. She was more concerned about my family. She even said one day she might join me in the U.S.
  • Sandra (21/04/2018, 22:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I remember the days we were in high school and I would walk down by your home so you can braid my hair. I came home many times and I would always come look for you at work and at home. We have lost a very very sweet young woman. She loved helping people she loved everyone. When I heard the news I cried for I was asking someone about her and I was planning and calling her. My sister my best friend until we meet on the other side keep smiling and shining on us. You are miss dearly. I can hear your voice calling my name you are the only person I know drags my name so long. I remember the day I showed up at your job at the DMV you was happy and surprised to see me and you as me me was I moving back home I told you no. My heart and condolences goes out to your children sisters brothers and family. I will always cherish what we had growing up in sea cow's bay..much love sandra Richardson george

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