ST JOHN’S, Antigua – One of Antigua & Barbuda’s earliest businessmen, John Grenville Henry, has died following a six-year battle with leukaemia. Henry owned H & G Paints, which was the second exclusive paint shop opened decades ago.
His older brother, Edward “ET” Henry, said the businessman died while receiving treatment in a New York hospital yesterday.
“He was known to be a very friendly, affable man who was willing to help people and he loved to play golf.
He gave generously to charitable organisations and he and Sir Hugh Bailey and George Piggott were very good friends,” ET Henry said.
He leaves to mourn two sons, a daughter and his wife Brontilla Henry.
The dead man’s daughter said he was very simple and private. Speaking to OBSERVER Media from New York, Dawn Henry said she, like the rest of the family, is very hurt over the passing of her 74-year-old dad.
She said she travelled from Antigua to the US with her father in early April to be with him throughout his treatment.
Prior to his hospitalisation there, he was at Adelin Clinic in Antigua.