Former Hillview College principal, publishing pioneer and bookstore founder Reginald Charran was laid to rest yesterday after a brief service at St Mary’s Anglican Church in Tacarigua.
Charran died at his family home from complications of a heart condition. He was 77.
He was described as a loving father and devoted academic whose work was highlighted in the 1984 edition of Marquis Who’s Who in the World, which features the works of innovators and visionaries. He also won the Prime Minister’s Exporter of the Year Award in 2009.
Charran’s former students described their late teacher as an outstanding academic and close friend to all his past pupils.
“He was an outstanding teacher who taught in the 60s, worked tirelessly to build Hillview in its formative years, then went into the book business, and he has made an amazing contribution to the college and to TT’s intellectual history.”
Newsday spoke to his son, Rico Charran, who remarked on his father’s legacy and said he would be remembered as the man who brought literacy and information to the masses.
Charran’s body was taken to Belgroves Funeral Home for cremation.