Harvard stalwart ‘Carlie’ Dore dies

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Trinidad Newsday

CARLTON ERIC DORE, popularly known as “Carlie”, one of this country’s all-round sportsmen, passed away on Wednesday at age 92.

Dore played competitive football, cricket, hockey and table tennis in the 1940s, 50s and 60s.

He represented Sporting Club on the football field well into his late forties, first at right half and then as a winger.

Dore also played for North Trinidad and was a very keen football referee and linesman and with the late George Cumberbatch who developed training programmes for referees throughout the country.

He also played hockey for Sporting Club and Harvard.

Dore is the last existing foundation member of The Harvard Club for which he also played cricket into his late sixties. and where he coached in the Cricket Clinic.

When his sport playing days were over, ”Carlie” took on the maintenance and beautifying of the Harvard Roundabout, on his own.

The statue of calypsonian, Lord Kitchener, now stands, on that site.

He introduced a programme of bringing children from the different homes in Port-of-Spain to celebrate Eid, Divali, Christmas and other festivals.

“Carlie” Dore has been a Life Member of The Harvard Club for many years.

His funeral service takes place at 2 pm, on Monday at the All Saints Anglican Church in Newtown.

He is survived by children Gary, Ian and Janice; and predeceased earlier this year by son Lindsay.