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Local businessman Glenn Industrious passes

- Mr Industrious died on wedding anniversary, December 30, 2017
Mr Glenn Industrious, 67, the proprietor of Industrious and Son Plumbing Services Limited, died on December 30, 2017, the day he and his wife Bertha were celebrating their 17th wedding anniversary. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – 2017 has ended on a very sad note for the Industrious family of the Virgin Islands, following the sudden passing of businessman Mr Glenn Industrious.

Mr Industrious, 67, the proprietor of Industrious and Son Plumbing Services Limited, died on December 30, 2017, the day he and his wife Bertha were celebrating their 17th wedding anniversary.

As word circulated of his passing, many in the territory expressed shock and sadness but credited him for being a man of “name and nature.”

"My cousin carried a name by action and nature. He was a man always on the go. He loved plumbing and spent almost every day doing what he loved the most," a close relative stated.

Tough time

According to the relative, Mr Industrious did not suffer long as she explained that while he was hypertensive he was not "sick" as such.

"It is very hard for my aunt (his wife) at this time. Can you imagine preparing your mind to be celebrating with your husband of 17 years for him to complain of having chest pains and then dying the same day? That's the hardest hit for a wife much less other loved ones who had special plans for them."

"We did all we could until the ambulance came but he didn't make it…by the time we got to the hospital he was gone. This is a very sad time for our family and while we know many would wish to personally offer condolences to my aunt (his wife), please let us allow her to come to grips with this because he didn't only not make it to 2018, he didn't only leave many jobs undone, he didn't only leave us in pain but he also left in pain on the day he was looking forwarding to having a day of celebration with the wonderful woman he was married to for 17 years and who he knew many years prior to getting married."

The Staff, Management and Board of Directors of Virgin Islands News Online express our sincere condolences to the immediate family and other loved ones on the passing of Mr Glenn Industrious.

7 Responses to “Local businessman Glenn Industrious passes”

  • Former customer and friend (02/01/2018, 10:02) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    I'm very sorry for your sudden loss. I pray for your comfort as you go through this traumatic and sad time. The Lord said that He is touched with our grief and infirmities. He will strengthen you all as the days go by without your loved one...He is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. He is The Greatest Comforter and yes, He cares...
  • ... (02/01/2018, 13:49) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    another good soul gone home to soon
  • Special friend (02/01/2018, 19:54) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Im truly sadden to know a tru solidier have left us so soon i spoke to him the week before christmas he even give my sons and myself a ride home he was a nice man to everyone he met never pass me no where. Always was a busy man ,on the go enjoying helping people loves his plumbing work i still cant believe that would have been my lasy time i would see him my condolences to his wife and family at this time may God protect you always through everything. The last thing he said to me was you take care of yourself and your sons happy holidays
  • The Watcher (02/01/2018, 20:52) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Prayers are so effective. Continue praying. God is in control.
  • Associate (02/01/2018, 21:38) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    RIP 24
  • I feel His family's pain (03/01/2018, 01:23) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    My favorite uncle who was more like my brother left us the same way over 2 years ago. It still hurts so I sympathize sincerely with the entire family. I feel your pain! Take it one day at a time, cry as much as you need to, pray as much as you need to and look to God when it hurts so bad that no matter what anyone says you still feel lonely in your grief and it doesn't sooth your soul. One day at a time and the healing will come..take your time going through the rough patches. On the other side you will the have many more days smiling while reflecting on the good times. Stay Strong!
  • Tafari Zharr (03/01/2018, 03:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Condolences to the family. Because he was blessed with height, he never saw himself bigger than life. Really Overall good dude (respectful and protective young man who took care of the immediate women in his family and cared for the extended children back in his hay days. May Glen Rest In Peace. May our memories of him be such that we never forget how he generously served his neighbors, or his commitment to serve his community, or how he stood by family. Glen share his deep love for the BVI and as a son of the soil it wasn’t always easy but I bet he discovered ways to build up a second vice which took heart, hard work, and a lot of soul which we will never forget; as unforgettable as he was himself. Glen and his family Were once neighbors of my family. Even though I may have missed an opportunity to say Thank you for the kindness Glen showed my family; importantly I say thanks anyway!


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