Wallace had a passion for helping others

As of Monday, November 21, 2022


Courtney Wallace


#Senior Sports Reporter


#BAHAMAS Association of Certified Officials (BACO) executive Courtney Wallace, remembered as a man for all seasons who had a passion for helping others, passed away on Wednesday, November 15 after a battle with cancer.

#The 57-year-old contractor and businessman, who was the owner of Brethren Quality Renovation Co. Limited, left behind two sons, a grandson, brother Felix Wallace Sr and sisters Daisymae Wallace and Hilda Wallace-Robinson. Wallace was a member of BACO for more than 20 years.

#He was a floor member and vice president who ascended to president before he had to relinquish his position due to his illness.

#In regaining the role as president during an election to replace him a few months ago, Val Kemp said Wallace, as a person, was humble and hardworking and was an individual who had difficulty saying no to people.

#“Unfortunately his tenure as president was not long and he was ill for much of his tenure. He tried his best,” Kemp said.

#“He served as manager, assistant manager, chaperone and other capacities. May his soul rest in peace.”

#Condolences poured in from other members of BACO, who worked closely with Wallace over the years.

#Here are some things his fellow officials had to say about him.

#“My condolences to the family of Courtney Wallace,” one wrote. “He always had something positive to share with people.”

#Another was so astonished that they proclaimed: “Jesus. I just looked at my phone. No man. This is so sad ….we were good buddies in Junkanoo and track. I am going to miss him. Wow! Am just speechless…RIP Courtney.”

#“Rest in Peace Courtney,” was the comment from another. “BACO will miss your presence Mr President for the family including his BACO family..”

#“Yea man he was a good man my condolences to his family yes indeed he will be missed as a very hard worker,” were the remarks from another.

#Somebody said he was “such a beautiful person..May his soul RIP.”

#He was called “a man for every season,” by another. “Always so helpful and always willing to work for the sport. A good family man and a good friend. We will miss you Courtney. Take your rest until we meet again.”

#And someone else said: “What a hard worker and a soft spoken, compassionate, understanding man Courtney was.”

#In a more personal note, someone said:

#“To have known him was to find a person so rare. Quiet but he spoke more loudly than many by his deeds.

#“Great job here on earth I know that his Heavenly reward would be greater. Let’s live today with haste to prepare for our Heavenly reward.”

#And finally, someone said: “So sad to hear of Courtney’s passing. His dedication, diligence, compassion and camaraderie will always be remembered by those of us who had the privilege of travelling and working with him in track and field. May his soul rest in peace.”

#The Tribune Sports Department offers its sincere condolences to Wallace’s family and by extension, BACO, whom he was devoted to at every track meet when he was available.


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