Obituary of Carlton Hogan
Carlton Hogan affectionately known as “Chapclose” was born on August 10, 1943 to Ann Augusta Tuitt aka Victoria Dyer and the late David Hogan.
He attended and graduated from the Wesleyan school in Plymouth, Montserrat and went to work for The Montserrat Company. He later left that job and became a Warden at the Montserrat Prison until he retired from there; he later took a position at Shamrock Villas at Richmond Hill.
Carlton was always into something. He became the drum major of the Montserrat Defense force which he did with much pride and joy. He also was in charge of the Boys Brigade and the Boys Scout. He loved music and was part of the Choir at the Cork Hill Methodist Church. Carlton played the drums, the ukulele and the harmonica. With his love for music, he formed a band that played for many events that they were invited to and even to events without invitation; he believed that all functions should have music. His other passions were cricket, playing and watching masquerade.
In 1995, after the volcanic eruption in Montserrat, Carlton migrated to the United States of America. During that time, he was desperate to find a church to worship so he went walking (as usual) and found St. Matthew AME Church. He attended and later joined. He became the tumba conga drum player until he became ill.
Carlton truly loved his family, friends and his church family. At an early age, Carlton met and married Katie Pyke (deceased) and from that union he had three children, Eugenie, Garfield and Everton Hogan and four grandchildren, Evonder, Evondel, Terrell and Melissa. He later remarried Helen Coaxum (predeceased) and had two adopted children, Joslyn and Deion.
Carlton was preceded in death by his grandmother, Alicia Tuitt and uncle, John Hogan.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his mother, Ann Augusta Tuitt aka Victoria Dyer (Miss Vick); siblings, James, Eunice (Werner), Simeon and Anita; his nephews and nieces, Rohan Dyer (Lilliam and Ivanna), Victor Lewis (Marlene, Vikhesia and Vinahya), Rachael (Alicia), Simone (Ethlyn and Jordyn); best friend, John (five) Ryner; two god-children, Lorna Kirwan and Joel Ryner. There are also more relatives and friends too numerous to mention. Carlton will be missed by all of his family and friends that he has met over the years. He was a warm, quiet, kind and loving person. We love you! You will be missed.
Forever will be in our hearts!