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Prominent VIslander ‘The Bouncer’ has passed; Funeral Aug. 16, 2019

Popular businessman and taxi professional, Clinton E. Romney aka ‘The Bouncer’ died on August 5, 2019 at the age of 73. Photo: Team of Reporters
The funeral for Mr Clinton E. Romney aka ‘The Bouncer’ will be held on Friday August 16, 2019. Photo: Team of Reporters
The funeral for Mr Clinton E. Romney aka ‘The Bouncer’ will be held on Friday August 16, 2019. Photo: Team of Reporters
WEST END, Tortola, VI- Residents, taxi professionals and immediate family members are in mourning on the passing of popular businessman and taxi professional, Clinton E. Romney aka ‘The Bouncer’.

Mr Romney was born on December 31, 1945 on Tortola and died on August 5, 2019. He was 73. ‘The Bouncer’, as he was affectionately called, was born on Frenchman’s Cay to the late Joseph E. Romney and the late Viola P. Hodge.

A patriot

‘The Bouncer’ was a patriot and loved people and the Virgin Islands (VI). He had a vast knowledge of the territory’s history and the way things were in the early days.

Many friends and family members described the late Romney as caring, passionate about VI politics and compassionate.

He was always willing to discuss current affairs and was outspoken about things in his country that he considered not right.

Every time he drove a passenger in his many automobiles, they easily fell in love with his inviting smile and was impressed by his commitment to service and his honesty about our way of life.

Funeral details

The late Mr Clinton E. Romney aka ‘The Bouncer’ is survived by his wife Nancy Romney; children Sylvia Moses, Carla Hodge, Carmen Romney-Sully, Clinton G. Romney, Carlene Romney, Kirk Romney; sisters Joyce George, Geraldine Peterson, Ruth Benjamin, Rosemary Freeman, Ramona Benjamin, Eurinice Christian, Carolin Romney-Peters and brothers Wellington Romney and Ashmore Romney.

The funeral for Mr Romney will be held on Friday August 16, 2019.

The viewing will take place from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM while the service will start at 10:30 AM at the Zion Hill Methodist Church located in West End on Tortola.

The body will be interred at Sailor’s Burial Ground in West End.

17 Responses to “Prominent VIslander ‘The Bouncer’ has passed; Funeral Aug. 16, 2019”

  • Fam (14/08/2019, 18:47) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    RIP he was a good man
  • Andrew Cox Sr (14/08/2019, 18:50) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
    thank you for your good guidance and sincere condolences to the entire family
  • qc (14/08/2019, 20:09) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    He will be missed in the west
  • Dr cool (14/08/2019, 20:24) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rest in perfect peace the bouncer a well known man forever friendly
  • Captain Mash One (14/08/2019, 21:31) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Bouncer and I go back from working with him for Chrisp @ his estates from Half Moon Bay to Prospect Reef. He was friend,brother, confidant and Dad. I was the Boat Captain and he drove all machinery.From those he was all of the above to me.We taxied for about 25 years. God Bless his Soul. Rest In Peace .My condones goes out to the F amily.
  • Charley Rose (14/08/2019, 22:54) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    It as a few weeks ago that I saw The Bouncer in Road Town and as usual he was in good spirit when we spoke to each other. He was such a wonderful man. May his soul Rest In Peace.
  • fscts (15/08/2019, 06:57) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    What a big lost he will be missed
  • big lost (15/08/2019, 10:38) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    He was my friend I always drive in his sufarie when I reach west end coming to Tortola from jost van dyke
  • jokers (15/08/2019, 11:45) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    RIP CONDOLENCE TO THE FAMILY BOUNCER YOU MAY BE GONE BUT YOU WILL BE FOREVER WITH US CAUSE YOU WERE REAL ORIGINAL ! NO CUTTING CORNERS
  • Cal in Cali (15/08/2019, 14:01) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    My Condolence to the Family members and many Friends ALL over the world who loved and known him. Special to me he was and will always be. He was a Big Brother, a Kind Caring friend and very Humble Soul. I was blessed to speak and LOL with him the week before his passing and I thank God for that. May you rest quietly in Gods arms!! RIP....
  • dbrandt6 (15/08/2019, 14:13) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    A kind and gentle soul.... always a gentleman. Our condolences to his family.
  • Toronto (15/08/2019, 16:12) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    A TRUE LEGEND one of the most gracious, pleasant human beings I ever knew. He always greeted everyone with the warmest most gracious smile. Growing up in West End, I will never ever forget the bouncer. always positive energy I received from him. RIEP Bouncer
  • Tafari Zharr (15/08/2019, 16:25) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    If Clinton’s Safaris were places - His would be “Hub of The West”; Clinton affectionately embraced people: island people, white people, black people, stranded people, work people, flying people, ferrying people, horse racing people, late people, early people, school children, church people, and carnival people! He was a man who knew how to be a “Brother” and beyond family he created as a West Ender: A Brotherhood! He was Good and He was Kind, and he was Handsomely! He was forthrightly and he was commander; Mostly he was a Humble Humanitarian who loved, respected, and had peoples backs. He is one of a few good men who got that doctrine of Brotherhood correct as it related to community, church, and country.
    A Bona Fide West Ender, an honest man, a fair man, a reasonable chauffeur whose good faith and many bonds with so very many people I was simply “All for One and One for All- That’s what engaging with Clinton has consistently been like for decades- the truth is the safaris was his style but the “Brother” is his legacy and the meat and potatoes of his unmatchable character!
    Clinton presence will be missed immensely! Condolences to family and friends-

    The Hub Of West End RIP - it’s your turn to be safaried - May the hands of God grasp yours and Lift you up; and because you lived your life with humility - my hope is others will join in and celebrate and honor you as I am intended here!

    Condolences to family and friends!
  • E. Leonard (15/08/2019, 17:21) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Warmest and heartfelt condolences to Nancy and Family on the passing of the Bouncer. Bouncer was well-liked and gracious. He will surely be missed. Fam keep the faith and strong.
  • Rita (15/08/2019, 20:42) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    "Bouncer" was a gentleman and scholar". He taught so many youngsters the respect of customer service in the BVI. He was an old time school boy, and his MaMa taught him right. He had trust, honor, respect, morals and all that he could give. And love for his fellow mankind. He loved people and everyone LOVED him! He would help any one and give them a ride home free because they were drunk. "Bouncer has gone and left us short, as he is safely home". Who will take his place, to teach what is left behind? You short changed those you where suppose to TRAIN, in your TRADITION!. Love, Safely Home, RIP, Your Friend, Rita
  • ANDY (16/08/2019, 06:46) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    My condolences to the family. RIP.
  • Sad Loss (16/08/2019, 08:54) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    So sad to hear this. Bouncer was a real old friend and I will miss him bad.
    Heartfelt condolences to the family.
    And thanks to Bouncer for being such a solid inspiration.


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