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Health Watch, End-to-End co-founder dies in eastern Spain

Eugene Carmichael, an adventurer and community activist, has died in Valencia, Spain. Mr Carmichael was 78.

A memorial service was held at West Whale Bay Park for the philanthropist, one of the original organisers of the End-to-End.

Mr Carmichael led a review of emergency room procedures in 1982 after the death of his first wife, Violeta, and helped found the group Health Watch.

He was awarded the Queen's Certificate and Badge of Honour for his community service in 1999.

He told Mid-Ocean News at the time: “I have happily given service over the years because I saw the need in the community. Frankly, I find it hard to say no.”

Mr Carmichael moved to Spain the same year with Lorna, his wife, and immersed himself in the community.

He helped to build a school in Gouria, a remote village in the far north of Cameroon, West Africa, as part of a programme called the Malima Project in 2000. Mr Carmichael's family said a portrait of Mr Carmichael now hangs in the school's office.

Mr Carmichael was also closely involved with the charity Valencia Acoje, which was set up to help to refugees and immigrants to Spain.

He belonged to the club Toastmasters International, where he honed his public speaking skills and mentored new members.

A keen traveller, the father-of-three toured Europe with the Honda Goldwing Bike Club and flew gliders.

Mr Carmichael grew up in Scaur Hill, Sandys. He was an account manager in his working life. Mr Carmichael is survived by Lorna and children Donna, Carol Ann and Nathaniel.

Frequent traveller: Eugene Carmichael during one his visits back to Bermuda

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Published May 24, 2018 at 9:00 am (Updated May 24, 2018 at 4:36 am)

Health Watch, End-to-End co-founder dies in eastern Spain

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