Mr. Henry Whitfield Sands of Savannah Sound – Cacique Winner, Nation Builder Awardee (1925-2018).

Mr. Henry Whitfield Sands of Savannah Sound, Eleuthera, at 92 years old, passed away on Thursday, December 6th, 2018.

Interviewed by The Eleutheran in 2009, he had a quiet dignity with a ripple of mischievous fun.  His lifetime accolades create quite a list, including: Husband, Father, Preacher, Businessman, Justice of the Peace, Cacique Winner, Nation Builder Awardee, and on and on.  He was renowned as a storyteller, and expressed at the time how much he enjoyed sharing the colorful stories of his life with others.

In addition to running a dry goods/grocery store for many years, as well as being an active member of the Methodist congregation – preaching for 52 years, and running a bakery with his wife, from his home, Mr. Sands also had the experience of working with Lord Trefgarne, the developer of Windermere Island, as a property manager for many years.  It was through this association that he met and forged a relationship with members of the British Royal Family.  His special relationship with Prince Charles resulted in Mr. Sands and his wife being the only Bahamians to receive a personal invitation, as well as paid tickets to attend the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana.

Mr. Sands was pre-deceased by his cherished wife, Mrs. Cora Sands in 2007.  The couple were blessed with eight children.