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bvilovercgb
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Jill's Beach Bar
      #1595548 - 06/21/14 04:24 PM (173.0.214.13)

For those of you who sailed in the 70s, and had the awesome lobster sandwiches at Jill's, this is to note that she passed away in November after a long and wonderful life.
Her love of the BVI was forever in her heart and never a day went by that she could not tell of the many tales of her adventures on Tortola.


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Manpot
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Re: Jill's Beach Bar [Re: bvilovercgb]
      #1595556 - 06/21/14 05:01 PM (199.16.56.14)

I arrived a little too late to meet her but heard wonderful tales..may she forever watch the sun set over Jost..

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bvilovercgb
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Re: Jill's Beach Bar [Re: Manpot]
      #1595557 - 06/21/14 05:08 PM (173.0.214.13)

She and Warren McKenna played rummy 500for over 30 years on the island and kept tab of all their winnings and losses. She and Stanley were good friends as well as competitors when Cane Garden bay had just a few bars. Ah those were the days...no cruise ships whatsoever.

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Re: Jill's Beach Bar [Re: bvilovercgb]
      #1595600 - 06/22/14 09:52 AM (199.16.56.151)

Dearly miss "Uncle" Warren both here on the bay and later in life in Norther California..a wonderful man and with his lovely wife Elizabeth..sorely missed..I hope there are some characters out there who can fill all these flip flops..

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Re: Jill's Beach Bar [Re: Manpot]
      #1595612 - 06/22/14 11:33 AM (75.109.131.65)

What is the background on her and the beach bar? I am always interested in island history but don't recall hearing of her.

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Re: Jill's Beach Bar [Re: mikkel1]
      #1595616 - 06/22/14 01:38 PM (70.192.92.158)

Met her once. Shame she endured an "island eviction".

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Re: Jill's Beach Bar [Re: bvilovercgb]
      #1595737 - 06/23/14 02:37 PM (184.149.16.86)

I am saddened to hear this. She must have been quite an age. My parents knew her in her youth on Centre Island, Toronto. Had she been living in Toronto all this time?

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bvilovercgb
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Re: Jill's Beach Bar [Re: Anonymous]
      #1595832 - 06/24/14 09:13 AM (173.0.214.13)

Jill lived in the area for the past 20 years of her life. She returned for many years to visit Tortola and stayed at Agape Cottages to overlook her favourite place.

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Re: Jill's Beach Bar [Re: mikkel1]
      #1595836 - 06/24/14 09:30 AM (173.0.214.13)

Jill's Beach Bar is where now the change rooms are in Cane Garden. She opened a simple beach bar, served awesome lobster sandwiches, made banana bread one of her staples which was made fresh every day, and also made pina coladas such as I've never been able to duplicate. The secret was the right rum that being Mount Gay.
Jimmy Buffet was a fairly regular in the late 60s early 70s with the Savannah Jane moored in Cane Garden. Quito was a mere aspiring musician in those days. Jill and Stanley were good neighbours borrowing spirits from each other on many a busy weekend.
There was a boutique at the bar from which many sailors would purchase her little very handy canvas bags to carry cash, cigs etc to shore. She sold so many of those bags along with wrap around skirts that were custom made and shipped around the world.
The Moorings was the main charter company and many times the captains would come ashore, use the phone to call into town for supplies which came over the hill to carry them to the charters. Those were the days, quiet and peaceful, no cruise ships.


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Re: Jill's Beach Bar [Re: bvilovercgb]
      #1595838 - 06/24/14 09:38 AM (24.62.115.146)

Quote:

bvilovercgb said:
Those were the days, quiet and peaceful, no cruise ships.



I remember the quiet days at Cane Garden Bay.

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Edited by leahb (06/24/14 09:38 AM)


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