Charles could be enigmatic -
Most would consider him to have been a leading environmentalist, yet, he boasted of offering
Sharon Matola (founder of the Belize Zoo) freshly roasted keel- billed toucan (the national
bird of Belize!). He pleaded self-defense - they were eating his rare fruits!
He was very generous with favors to his Maya friends, yet often in debt to neighbors.
His greatest complaint - The U.S. Surgeon General had assured him, so he thought, that anyone
who drank and smoked as he did, would die young - so Charles had no retirement funding and worked
until his death at 83.
once told me...
"Hank, I have accumulated too
much, my possessions will no
longer fit into 3 suitcases!"
Here is Will's tribute...
William D. Heyman
The Nature Conservancy
Marine Projects Coordinator
62 Front Street
Punta Gorda, Belize