IN CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE
Foster Leopold Baynes, C.P.A.
October 12, 1928 -o- September 10, 1998
Thursday, September 17, 1998
John Thomas Memorial Funeral Home
8:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M.
Christ Church Methodist:
9:00 A.M. 10:00 A.M.
Christ Church Methodist
Rev. Neville D. Brodie
Western Cemetery #2
ORDER OF SERVICE
SCRIPTURE SENTENCES---- ~-- REV. NEVILLE D. BRODIE
THE YMN:------------ "ATA FRIEND WE l1HAVE IN JESUS"
THE FORMAL REMEMBRANCE MR. DANTE S. de CASTRO
THE MINISTRY OF THE WORD:
A) PSALMS 23 ---- TO BE SAID BY ALL
B) ROMANS 8:31-39 ---- ERIC G. BAYNES
C) ST. JOHN 14:1-6, 27 REV. NEVILLE D. BRODIE
SOLO...MRS. HYACINTH AMARO
EDWARD T. HENRY (READ BY HELEN COOLS-LARTIQUE)
FOSTER L. BAYNES, JR.
THE HYMN: ---- -"WEN WE WALK WITH THE LORD"
THE HOMILY: -- --- --- -- V. NEVIILE D. BRODIE
PRAYERS OF THANKSGIVING AND INTERCESSION
COMMENDATION AND THE LORD'S PRAYER
CLOSING HYMN: ------ "PASS ME NOT OH GENTLE SAVIOR"
BENEDICTION ---- REV. NEVILLE D. BRODIE
O JESUS, I HAVE PROMISED
I NEED THEE EVERY HOUR
IN TIMES LIKE THESE
O SAFE TO THE ROCK
DORIS BAYNES ANDRe
V. IANTHE BAYNES
FOSTER L. BAYNES, JR. & ERIC G. BAYNES
BERENEICE T., CATHREN C & JACQUELINE H. BAYNES
RONALD A. BAYNES
RONALD BAYNES & IAN BAYNES
SHIRLEY BAYNES, ARLENE ROMEO-WARE & ALTHEA ROMEO-MARK
MANY OTHER RELATIVES & FRIENDS
FOSTER L. BAYNES, JR ERIC G. BAYNES RED BAILEY
RONALD A. BAYNES LLOYD L. WILLIAM CARL MORRISON, MD
JOHN McCLEVERTY NEIL GARBUTT, MD LESLIE MILLINER
JOE HODGE EDMUND PENN MALCOLM McLEOD, MD
THE HONORABLE CHIEF JUDGE VERNE A. HODGE
ALLEN CANTON DONALD CHRISTIAN MARIO WATLINGTON
RICHARD SPENCER & LLEWLYN JACKSON
Foster My Darling,
I felt every pain in my heart that you bore especially when you
cried out and held my hands. I will surely miss you especially the
moments we spent together in prayers. I will live with the assurance
that we will meet around the throne of God in Heaven. I love you.
Your Loving Wife, lanthe
Death is just a passage that we must travel through to get to the
other side. On the other side there is life eternal. We will strive for this
by living our present lives to please our God. Until we see you again.
Rest in peace.
Your Loving Children,
Lee, Cathy, Jackie, Eric & Terri
No one knows the place or time the Father will call His children
home. God alone knew the pain you suffered and decided to call you to
rest. The Lord giveth and He taketh away. Blessed be His name. The
memories of your life will be cherished by all of us. In the sweet by
and by we shall meet on that beautiful shore. Rest in peace my beloved
It is hard to say good bye to an old friend. Foster has been very
much in our lives for over 50 years. We were present at his wedding
many years ago; we watched his children grow up, and cherished his
friendship over the years. Now, at his life's end, we can only say sadly
- good bye dear friend. May God grant you eternal peace.
Edmund & Angelina Penn
Foster Leopold Baynes, Sr. was born on October 12, 1928 in
Antigua. He received his education at T.O.R. Memorial High School
and taught at several schools in Antigua before leaving for St. Thomas,
lHe came to St. Thomas in 1955 where he began his career as an
Accountant in the office of Hein Christensen, CPA. Before he became a
Certified Public Accountant in 1971, he worked as an Executive Auditor
at Yacht Haven, then owned by Major Byers Investment Associates,
Inc., and later as the Chief Accountant of the Virgin Islands Telephone
He extended his education by taking advanced courses in accounting
from the La Salle University in Chicago and the Catholic University of
In 1960, he took a bold step and opened his own accounting and tax
business. le listed among his clients a number of Main Street
merchants. He also offered his services freely and unselfishly to many.
Hle worked until he was forced to curtail his activities due to failing
He was involved in numerous civic organizations where he served as
president of the St. Thomas Jaycees. He was an active member of the St.
Thomas Rotary II and a founding member of Rock of The Virgin Islands
Masonic Lodge #61 A.F. & A.M. He was also a member of the VI
Game Fishing Club. Mr. Baynes was an ardent participant in tennis,
billiards, Ping-Pong, and bridge.
He met and married V. Ianthe Romeo and from that union they
became proud parents of two daughters, Cathren & Jacqucline, and two
sons, Foster Jr. & Eric.
MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE
Foster my friend, our Lord and Savior has released you from your pain and suffering
and taken you under Hi[s care to a place where there is no more pain.
I can recall that visit I made to Antigua in August. 1955. when you expressed a
desire to come to St. Thomas. With my encouragement you arrived at the Truman
Airport shortly thereafter. I picked you up and transported you directly to my home,
and the rest is history.
We have together enjoyed many social occasions, including going "crab-ing" in the
nineteen fifties although you did not like to carry the bag with the crabs.
You will surely be missed but I will live with the assurance that we will meet again
where God has prepared a place for us, because as we held hands and prayed at your
bedside you have given me that assurance. Rest in peace.
Your Friend Dante S. de Castro
My dear friend "Fos", although I deeply mourn your passing, there is solace in
knowing that you will suffer no more. May the good Lord bless and keep you in the
warmth of His eternal love. Alien & Alice Canton
My homage to Foster Baynes,
Strong man, true gentleman and never failing friend.
IN MEMORY OF OUR FRIEND, FOSTER L. BAYNES
We met Foster shortly after he first came to St. Thomas, and before we knew it, he
had become an adoptive member of our family. As a result, we were privileged to
bond with his family and to meet all of his visiting friends. Our mother became his
"other" mother, and our home became his second home. We remember Foster's sense
of humor and his penchant for good conversation which we shared over the years -
very often as we sipped tea on early evenings. In fact, on my last visit with him, I was
favorably impressed by his continuing ability to be humorous in spite of his illness.
My first visit to Antigua was made at Foster's invitation to experience its Carnival
and my very first J'overt. I have never forgotten the special efforts he and his family
made to insure that my visit would be memorable. As a successful Certified Public
Accountant, Foster was always enthusiastic in his positive responses to requests from
the University of the Virgin Islands for internship in accounting. This was one of the
many ways in which he served his community.
We will miss our dear friend and adoptive brother, but his memory will live on in
our hearts. May his soul rest in peace. The Bryan & Ragland Families
To lanthe & Children:
We are not skilled to understand what God hath willed, what God hath planed. We
only know at His right hand, stands one who is our Savior. May God's love and mercy
comfort and strengthen you now and always. Evaristo & Hyacinth Amaro
All of us who at I. Stern worked with Foster Baynes for so many dears wsill aw ays remember
his loym alty and dedication to our company. tFrom the beginning he was there for us the trusted
professional and the wise counselor. I[is narm personality. his joy for life. and his love for the
islands will be remembered and cherished forever in our hearts.
Foster. good friend, may God bless you now and forever with His love and peace. "So teach
us to number our days. that we may apply our hcans unto wisdom," Psalm 90. verse 12.
Loving Thoughts And Prayers From The
Management F& StaffOfH. Stern Jewelers
Dear Mrs. Baynes:
Today I join our Territorial Court family in mourning the untimely passing of a longtime
personal friend and a friend of the court. Mr. Foster L. Bayncs. and we extend our deepest
sympathy and heartfelt sorrow to you and the rest of the family.
Those of us who knew him will miss his no-nonsense attitude. and humorous disposition. We
deeply admired his dedication as a private businessman who refused to rely on government.
despite his close friendship with many government officials.
We know that you will find comfort in the knowledge that )your loss is shared by all of us. On
behalf of the jude and staff of the Territorial Court, I offer our sincere condolences at this
moment ofgrief. May he rest in pace.
TRIBUTE FROM THE SENATE PRESIDENT
To have Mr. Foster Bayncs as a friend was considered a privilege. A privilege because
Foster gave %%hat is most prized among friendship that is, unswerving loyalty. This facet of his
character, to my profound gratitude. is %%hat I came to know personally. His sense of loyalty was
demonstrated in other ways particularly toward his children for whom he worked hard to sec
that they acquired a solid education, imbuing in them the same love of learning which he
demonstrated as a teacher in his home island of Antigua. Upon making the Virgin Islands his
home, he was driven to add further credentials to his field of accomplishments and. in this
direction, eventually became a successful Certified Public Accountant. Never one to boast. only
very" close friends know of his generosity in helping. w ithout charge, those who could not afford
his services. They. too. will be among the many friends and relatives who will mourn his
On behalf of the Legislature, its staff and my family. I extend heartfelt condolences to his
wife. sons and daughters and many other loved ones.
L< o i -Y
I counted Foster not only as a friend, but as a brother in Christ. Jesus
Christ answered my prayers and the prayers of many when Foster called
me to pray with him and he accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
Foster will now "take his place" with the saints in Ieaven. To God be
Lloyd L. Williams
The Family Of
Foster Leopold Baynes
Would Like To Thank Everyone
For Their Kind Thoughts,
Prayers, Calls, Flowers,
Cards And Other Expressions
OfSupport During Our
The family wishes to retire quietly
after the graveside service.
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