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UPDATE: Family of 'Tutor' proud of his efforts to turn life around

- Victim of electrocution laid to rest today Feb. 9, 2013
During the reading of the Eulogy at the Funeral of Bryan Malone aka Tutor, it was said that Bryan's family was very proud of the effort he was making to really turn his life around, for the strength he showed and the way he went about pulling himself together. "Whether he was selling mangoes, helping his parents around their business or helping someone in the village, he always tried to put his best foot forward. He was always eager and determined to please in whatever he did." Photo: VINO
Some of the family members of the late Bryan Malone at his funeral service today February 9, 2013 at Road Town Methodist Church. Photo: VINO
Some of the family members of the late Bryan Malone at his funeral service today February 9, 2013 at Road Town Methodist Church. Photo: VINO
The casket containing the body of Bryan Malone aka Tutor. Photo: VINO
The casket containing the body of Bryan Malone aka Tutor. Photo: VINO
Inside the Road Town Methodist Church at the funeral of Bryan Malone aka Tutor. Photo: VINO
Inside the Road Town Methodist Church at the funeral of Bryan Malone aka Tutor. Photo: VINO
Pallbearers taking the casket with the body of Bryan Malone to the hearse for transport to Johnson's Ghut Cemetery for burial. Photo: VINO
Pallbearers taking the casket with the body of Bryan Malone to the hearse for transport to Johnson's Ghut Cemetery for burial. Photo: VINO
Outside the Road Town Methodist Church following the funeral of Bryan Malone aka Tutor. Photo: VINO
Outside the Road Town Methodist Church following the funeral of Bryan Malone aka Tutor. Photo: VINO
Outside the Road Town Methodist Church following the funeral of Bryan Malone aka Tutor. Photo: VINO
Outside the Road Town Methodist Church following the funeral of Bryan Malone aka Tutor. Photo: VINO
Brian Malone leaves to mourn his two children, Tutor Bryan and Brynae Pearl, among other relatives and friends. Photo: Provided
Brian Malone leaves to mourn his two children, Tutor Bryan and Brynae Pearl, among other relatives and friends. Photo: Provided
Photos of Brian Malone. Provided
Photos of Brian Malone. Provided
Bryan Malone several years ago. Photo: Provided
Bryan Malone several years ago. Photo: Provided
Brian Malone several years ago. Photo: Provided
Brian Malone several years ago. Photo: Provided
The body of Bryan Malone aka Tutor was in the mango tree for some time before it was taken down using a bucket crane. By that time a huge crowd had gathered on the scene. Photo: Team of Reporters
The body of Bryan Malone aka Tutor was in the mango tree for some time before it was taken down using a bucket crane. By that time a huge crowd had gathered on the scene. Photo: Team of Reporters
The body of Bryan Malone on the road after being taken from the mango tree where he met his death. Photo: Team of Reporters
The body of Bryan Malone on the road after being taken from the mango tree where he met his death. Photo: Team of Reporters
A bucket crane being used to remove the body of Bryan Malone from the mango tree in front of the Alexandrina Maduro Primary School in Baugher's Bay. Photo Team of Reporters
A bucket crane being used to remove the body of Bryan Malone from the mango tree in front of the Alexandrina Maduro Primary School in Baugher's Bay. Photo Team of Reporters
It is alleged that the deceased, who has been identified as Bryan Malone aka Tutor, was in a tree picking mangoes in the vicinity of the Alexandrina Maduro Primary School at the time of the incident. Photo: VINO
It is alleged that the deceased, who has been identified as Bryan Malone aka Tutor, was in a tree picking mangoes in the vicinity of the Alexandrina Maduro Primary School at the time of the incident. Photo: VINO
BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI - Bryan Malone aka 'Tutor', who was electrocuted while in a mango tree in Baugher's Bay on January 25, 2013 was laid to rest today February 9, 2013 following viewing and funeral service at Road Town Methodist Church.

The Eulogy stated that Bryan had many challenges in his life and he "passed through the valley of the shadow many times. It is known that his parents and sibblings were his life support system in these very trying times. Each time he would try hard to turn his life around, but the pull of the lifestyle was wrong and at times he could not resist."

Nevertheless, the persons in attendance were told that Bryan's family was very proud of the effort he was making to really turn his life around, for the strength he showed and the way he went about pulling himself together. "Whether he was selling mangoes, helping his parents around their business or helping someone in the village, he always tried to put his best foot forward. He was always eager and determined to please in whatever he did."

To his immediate family, Bryan was considered brilliant, whether it was repairing or creating things, fixing computers or creating artwork, he was a joy to be around and he really lifted their spirits, the Eulogy further stated.

As a youngster, Bryan attended the St. Phillips School before relocating to St. Thomas, USVI, where he enrolled in Benjamin Oliver School before moving on to William Taft High School in New York. On attaining manhood, Bryan met and married Lucille Coates of Connecticut, a union that produced two children, Tutor Bryan and Brynae Pearl.

Apart from his wife and children, Bryan Malone leaves to mourn his mother Pearl Malone; Father Terrence Malone; step children Culture Gadson, Mykeya Coates and Tyshawn Coates; sisters Gwendolyn Francis, Lucille Malone, Judith Grant, Janet Moolenaar, Michelle Malone and Charlene Malone and many other relatives and friends.

Bryan's parents wrote in their tribute that they are not ready to accept that they had lost a child to death, but that is a reality they must now face. "Bryan was our son and we held his hand through many Valleys of the Shadow. We prayed that he would experience the joy of a trouble free life and many times he tried valiantly to fight his demons."

His wife Lucille wrote that herslef and children would miss him with all their hearts. "Despite the many challenges we encountered we have been blessed with two beautiful children and I will continue to my best to take care of them." She also said she would forever cherish the memories they shared together.

Bryan's sister Judith said "some may consider your life a hard one, but God had a plan and a purpose, this we can say has been fulfilled. Your time spent with us was filled with joy and pain, but through it all we loved you the same."

One of his friends, Clifton Stoutt, said that words could not express the way he felt when he heard of the passing of his friend. "These times will come with srrow. In life we have trials and battles but how we deal with them is what is going to determine our success or failure. Let us stand strong in this time of sorrow for weeping is only for a night but joy cometh in the morning..."

One of Bryan's nephews, who identified himself as "Fluff", wrote "Uncle, I am so sorry this is the way you had to leave me. Just Thursday (January 24) we had such a nice time. We hit some shots and got down to work. You told me that I am back on the team then you gave me one of your black off from your hand that I will keep for the rest of my life. We have been through so much in life that they called us crazy, but that is just what we wanted them to think."

Meanwhile, burial took place at Johnson's Ghut Cemetery.

Bryan Malone, aka Tutor, reportedly died around 5:30 P.M. Friday, January 25, 2013. He was at the time picking mangoes from a huge mango tree located in the front yard of the Alexandrina Maduro Primary School located in Baugher’s Bay. The metal picker that he was using to get the mangoes reportedly came into contact with one of several electrical wires close to the leaves and branches of the tree.

See previous story posted on January 25, 2013

Man electrocuted in Baugher's Bay!

- deceased was allegedly picking mangoes at time of incident

A man was moments ago January 25, 2013 electrocuted in the Baugher's Bay area. 

It is alleged that the deceased, who has been identified as Brian Malone aka Tooter, was in a tree picking mangoes in the vicinity of the Alexandrina Maduro Primary School at the time of the incident.

According to reports, the body has since been removed from the tree. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

36 Responses to “UPDATE: Family of 'Tutor' proud of his efforts to turn life around”

  • tola (25/01/2013, 19:12) Like (0) Dislike (7) Reply
    it is so sad to hear about this now but i do not think this was the best thing to do at this time of the evening.my condolences to the family.
  • My My (25/01/2013, 19:15) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh no RIP
    • x factor (25/01/2013, 20:08) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      I will mis u toots i saw you just last week jah
    • kevin (26/01/2013, 05:59) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Oh God another life lost and more tragedies for this family. Father pls give them strength and comfort.

  • Mike (25/01/2013, 19:45) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    :-( RIP ...may the good Lord look over your family during this tough time.
  • rip (25/01/2013, 21:45) Like (2) Dislike (10) Reply
    This is very sad, RIP.

    What is also sad is the fact that so many people have to come out and gawp at another mans misfortune, look at the picture in the crowd - it shows how sick this society has become!
    • @ RIP (26/01/2013, 09:31) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
      Baugher's Bay is a very close-knit community. The fact that people are there does not necessarily mean that they are gawking. Tooter grew in in Baugher's Bay, attended that same primary school (then St. Philips), his parents still live in Baugher’s Bay. Your comments perhaps show how sick and uncaring you yourself have become!!!
      • rip (27/01/2013, 06:08) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
        To the contrary. I do not know this man and my first thoughts were with his family for the loss.

        Sadly whenever there in an incident of any kind in Tortola it becomes a mass gathering of people just looking for melee and looking to get a view of a dead body. This doesn't just happen in Baughers Bay!

        If you cannot do anything to help with the situation or to console family members there is no need to be there.
    • to rip (27/01/2013, 10:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      tola for you boss
  • virgin gorda (26/01/2013, 05:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rest In Peace Totter dispite it all you will be missed
  • Shara Parlin (26/01/2013, 05:57) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Instead of criticizing people that you don't fully know and starting horrible roomers’ about the man life, let the family of this young man mourn and let him rest in peace.
  • sad (26/01/2013, 09:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    why electricity dont cut down some of those limbs that lean to to tree ayu need to go around and check them things man look another life gone may the good lord have mercy and his soul
    • ???? (26/01/2013, 13:40) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Why don't they move the wires from beig o near to the school? Those trees are landmarks. They shoud NOT be destroyed.
    • rat race (26/01/2013, 16:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      please do not start the blame game!
  • police officer west end (26/01/2013, 10:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    GOS KNOWS BEST RIP
  • 360 (26/01/2013, 11:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I heard he was mash up pay burn..so sad but god is still the master. RIP
  • eye witness (26/01/2013, 12:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I stood there watching his body up in that tree and was wondering how come it never fell out the tree.

    But even when the truck brought him down I was still in denial that he was dead. Not a nice thing to watch!
  • car jack (26/01/2013, 13:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why was he in the mango tree so long after his death?
    • bbc (26/01/2013, 17:31) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
      Tooter gone too soon!!!
    • mad scientiest (31/01/2013, 23:13) Like (0) Dislike (11) Reply
      Because they were waitin for the police /order......I guess its tooter was not so its not pressin ......as if he doesn thave a family or something......
  • risk (26/01/2013, 23:23) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    ..too many places in the BVI there are electrical wires running through trees and too low to the ground..BVIEC please address
  • luchesi (27/01/2013, 16:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    ....Every man has some sort of fault....sorry to know you had to go out like this...dread.....
  • Well Sah (28/01/2013, 11:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This accident is the main reason why the electric company must do their duligence to make sure that they keep tree branches away from power lines. Not cut down the trees but have a trimming program where the branches are kept away from the power lines.
  • brezzy d (28/01/2013, 11:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    rip cuzz
  • bay yute (28/01/2013, 11:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mrs. Perlar Malone may God continue to Bless, Guide and Protect you and your family!!!

    Peace
  • don (09/02/2013, 17:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    rest bryan
  • bam see (10/02/2013, 11:03) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    I aint see not one politician
  • Good Bye (10/02/2013, 14:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    at least he go a good send off...RIP
  • in the news (10/02/2013, 23:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    did not know he had a wife and kids...god bless him
  • family (11/02/2013, 00:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Always expect the unexpected and only gods know best!
  • so sorry (12/02/2013, 00:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    the day this young man died i saw him with 2 young girls talking to them they walk down together by the mango tree.he stop by the tree look up then he said something to a young man sitting on the bridge talking to a young lady. then he went for the iron or what ever you call it.the mango picker then nhe was looking to see where he was going.on what limb i even sat on the bench and pick up couple mango and eat and wate on my son.before i left he was not in the tree as yet. so when i got a call in the morning and the person ask me, you know who dead i ask who .when she said the person i said no. i just left him looking to go up in the mango tree to the family my condolences and may god comfort you in this time of lost.

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