Amos Ford dies at 98

With deep regret and a sense of loss the Reporter records the death of Mr. Amos Ford, proud Belizean, who died last week in England at the age of 98.

Mr. Ford was among the many Belizeans who left this country during the early years of World War II to help with the war effort in the United Kingdom. He married an Englishwoman and made his home in England after the war.

He was active as a defender of Belize during colonial times and became a fierce advocate for Belize’s right to self-determination during the difficult years of the Guatemalan claim.

In his later years Amos Ford had lost his gift of sight but otherwise enjoyed robust health. He died at a nursing home and was buried in England.

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