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Mr. Allan Forman was eulogized as a San Pedro hero by his best friend Mr. Leo Cuellar at the Mass of Resurrection celebrated by Father Arturo Añonuevo on Tuesday, September 27, at the San Pedro Roman Catholic Church.

Cuellar quoted from the local Newspaper Ambergris Today that featured Mr. Forman as “Un Orgullo Sanpedrano.” Allan Forman grew up in San Pedro in the coconut industry and later on in fishing. As an activist Mr. Forman was a pioneer in the founding of the San Pedro Fishing Cooperative, Caribeña. Later on he was also a pioneer in the tourism industry and founded the local chain of hotels, restaurants, gift shops and even dive shop operations known as Coral Beach Hotel.

After the founding of San Pedro High School, Mr. Forman was instrumental as Chairman of the Building Committee in fundraising and construction of San Pedro High School. Mr. Forman was also instrumental in bringing the Lionism to San Pedro. As a member of the Belize City Lions Club, his club chartered the San Pedro Lions Club in 1975.

Besides being an exemplary father and spouse, Mr. Forman was responsible for emceeing in the early days of San Pedro, was a community activist, owner of the famous Tackle Box, and Dive Shop operations. In his honor San Pedro High School has a student House named in his honor, a name that will remain for life to honor this local hero.

Ambergris Today extends sincere condolences to the Forman Family and extended family and friends and to the community as a whole. Rest In Eternal Peace, Mr. Allan Forman, Un Orgullo Sanpedrano.

Mr. Allan Forman obtained many awards throughout his life. Photo by Kay ScottMr. Allan Forman in front of his famous Coral Beach HotelMr. Allan Forman with Miss World Belize - Photo by Kay ScottMr. Allan Forman with Santa in San PedroMr. Allan Forman was a big man in every sense of the word, here with Mexican entertainer MargaritoMr. Allan Forman overlooking the sea at his famous Tackle Box Bar

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Dorian Nuñez


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    A gentle giant, i am lucky to have been raised close to him and his family. 

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    Thank you Dorian.  My Grandfather was indeed a great person.  I will Miss you much.



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    I feel so guilty that I could not say a few words for Mr. Allan Forman, my true friend and a friend of the people.  But I'llhave my say one of these days.  I have a lot to say.  Angel Nunez

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    I was fortunate to have worked with Mr. Foreman and his family at the Coral Beach Dive Shop for 4 years. Because of his constant postive outlook on life, caring of others, and great hospitality I am a better person for knowing him. Rest in Peace.

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    Forgot to sign, Angela Dowden  

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    In the early 70's I took many dive trips from my shop in Austin, TX to Ambergris Key for the pleasure of Alan's company, diving expertice and unbelieveable beauty of the waters around Ambergris Key.  I was fortunate to get to know Alan very well and consider him a real friend, a little piece of me is gone today.

    My sincere condolences to his wife and familey!!

    Chuck Hamblin

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