This page is dedicated to the memory of Carl Moxam from Sandy Bank who lost his life at sea.
Please leave your remembrances and pictures of him in his honor.
RIP, Carl Moxam
As a Husband and Father he did his best, with his love and care truely we were blessed, he is surely missed. His memory will forever remain with us, as he was the best Husband, father ,Grand and Great Grandfather any one could ever had.
Kay Moxam (Daughter)
Kay, your dad (Maas Carl) is a remarkably man. He shared his love and affection with compassion to everyone he meets. His children and yes his adorable and honorable wife Aunt Maisy are truly blessed to have him as a father and a husband. His memories will forever be in our hearts
Daddy, I can't believe it's almost 20 years since you've departed from our lives. It seem it was just like yesterday, but your memories will forever linger in our hearts. You were the "BEST" husband and father we could ever had asked for. You had lived such an ememplary life for your family and all around to see. Such a strong, brave, loving and hard working soul you were. There is hardly a day that goes by, that I don't think about you. Thank you for all the precious memories you've left behind, for us to reminisce on, they've made us laugh and cry a lot. We miss you dearly. RIP.
Your loving daughter.
Kasho indeed your father was a very wonderful man.
Yes you were all blessed to have had such a great dad.
I am glad I had the privilege of knowing him. The memories I have of him, he was very kind and loving to each and everyone. May his soul rest in peace.
Kaysho, Lorna and the rest of family, I can join with you in saying Maas Carl was one of Treasure Beach's jem, he was so easy going,loving and kind hearted, he loved his family, he was the perfect gentleman.
Maas Carl you are gone but you will never be forgotten, your memories will always live on in the hearts of those of us who love you.
Uncle Carl was an especially kind and gentle person. Walking through the lane, we always looked forward to stopping at his house and visiting with him. All his children were blessed to have such a caring, loving father and I think he would be so proud to know that he raised such wonderful loving children.
From Gosten's family.
P.S. I think the above sentiments are shared by the entire Moxam "clan"
Thanks for the sentiments regarding Daddy, guys.
They really are appreciated.
uncle carl was a very special uncle he was very kind and loving to us ,he was a very loving and caring husband ,father and a uncle. yur memories are still in our hearts . We all love you and miss you
from your neice Fay and the extended Moxam family.
A tribute to my dad Carl Moxam the best dad a son could ever ask for.He was my dad but he was also my friend.He thought me all the values of life.People have heros but he was my hero.Because of my dad I am the person I am today.He was taken away from us too soon.Theres not a day that goes by that I don't think about him.My dad was the best father anyone could ever ask for.I often think about the times I went to sea with him and he thought me how to set my pot to catch fish.I use to admire when the mountain people come to the beach and no one wanted to sell them fish, but they did not worry as long as they know that my father was at sea.He believe that they came there so that the fisher man could have ground food to take home to thier family so he said its only right that I sell them fish to take home to thier family and that was only one of many qualities I remembered.Love you dad rest in peace.You are always in my heart.By the way thank you for all the love you have shown me.
Those who bloom in the hearts of others never fade away.
May all of you find comfort in your memories.
Daddy,How do I even begin to explain how much we miss you? To Mommy you were the perfect husband, to us you were a father among fathers, to Pa and Sta Bertha you were a dedicated son and to the rest of the family you were always there in time of need. You loved your sisters, brothers, neices, nephews (including those by marriage) and grand children. You spanked us when we needed it, you made tremendous sacrifices to send us to school and if we got a headache it was off to the doctor. You made us laugh so much during your lifetime that we still regale each other with your memories.
You were a man among men and we were truly blessed to have had you.
All my love for all of my life.
Your devoted, daughter,
In loving memory of a dear uncle.There are so very many things that i should have said and done to demonstrate to this world how you were such a special uncle.For, now that you are gone, i can so very clearly see that i often took granted all the things that you done for us.You were always understanding,so loving and so kind.You have left us the most beautiful,sweet memories behind.I miss you very uncle.Always remembered and loved by every one who nows you.I will always be thank full to have had you for my uncle.Rest in peace. Your neice Kathleen.
Kath, Fay, Uncle Gosten's kids and all our friends and loved ones you've memorialized daddy here, thank you, it means so much to us.
Aunt Mazie, Mar and the rest of us.
You were one of my favorites! So kind and gentle!
Mar and I still share a lot of jokes about your chastisings....like "lighting the lamp to give a spanking to the disobedient child"., his kids know what this is all about. Sorry you had to leave us so early but we look at the brighter side, knowing that you are resting in peace.
Folks, We all are very fortunate to have known the MAN called Carl Moxam.
A first cousin by blood line, but an UNCLE by association, epitomizes his family values.
A picture of my dad, Carl Moxam
Uncle Carl, You were loved by everyone. To Aunt Maisy and all of his children and Grand-Children continue to hold on to those precious memories it takes you a long way believe me I do understand. Love you all
That is a lovely picture of Mass Carl, what a handsome man he was. I remember him , but this is truely a great picture. Thanks Mar, you all had a wonderful dad.
mar thank you for the picture of uncle carl it such a beutiful photo i have stored it on my computer. he is looking just like butty ilove them all.
Thanks, Pearl and Christine for your lovely thoughts!
What a lovely picture, May God continue to comfort all his children, and family.
I do agree with the rest of response about mass carl he was indeed a very handsome guy other wise known to us at home as [sah]he was giving that name by his grand kids.mass carl was a very kind person whenever he goes to sea i could always bet that my fish and money would be coming either by him or by tyrone its sad to see him leave so soon may god bless his soul
May his memories live on through his children, good friends and neighbours. He was truly a gentle soul.
I remember uncle carl walking up to my grandmother house (late Gerdine Ebanks his sister)every morning and sitting with her on the verandah. He would come early in the morning before the sun got so hot.We will always remember you uncle Carl sorry you had to leave us so early.
Love Jenny and Natalie
The 19th of this month (Nov.2006) will be 20 years since you left us so suddenly. The ensuing years may have eased the pain a little; but not the love and not the missing. When a parent passes on, part of the children die with them as well. Our family has certainly not felt the same since you left. There is so much I want to say, but because you loved Literature so much and loved reading to us so much I thought this poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson was the perfect tribute to you -- especially since you lived and died in the sea:
Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,
But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.
Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;
For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.
I remember so clearly the day that my cousin passed away, my father, Andrew James (Carl's Uncle) put his hands on his head and bawled so hard, it caused my sister and myself to also cry, we had never seen my dad cry before, let alone so hard, Carl was one of my dad's favorite nephew and it broke his heart. It wasn't long after that, when they met in heaven, resting in peace.
For some years now, I've been hearing about Mr Carl Moxam and i've tried to put a face to the name but, I couldn't, It's unfortunate that it took the tragedy of his death for me to do so.
I offer my condolences to his children and grand children. My name is also Carl Moxam, I'm the grandson of Leopold Moxam.
Daddy, November 19th will be 20 yrs since you have left us but your memories never will, Not a day goes by without me thinking of you, You were the best father to us, and husband to mommy.
Dad life has not been the same without you, Going home and not having you around has been the hardest, But I know you are in a better place and you are watching over us. RIP dear daddy untill we meet again.
Kay I can identify and share your pain. It seems like Maas Carl left us yesterday. I cannot believe that 20 years have passed. The emptiness never goes away, and yes going home is infact the most difficult. It could be explained as bitter-sweet. You know going home should be exciting, but reality kicks in and it hits home that ther is a void that will never be filled. Sitting down, talking and laughing takes on a whole different scope. But the surest thing is that our love for them keeps on growing. We miss you and love you Maas Carl, rest in the arms of Jesus.
November 19, 2006
Hi, it’s Richelle, Earl’s daughter! But you knew that all along, didn’t you?
I know you have been watching over me and our family from heaven for the past twenty years. I am sorry I did not know you. I wish I did though because from what I have heard, you were the greatest husband, father, brother and grandfather in the world.
I sometimes feel like I have known you all my life (although I was born eight years after you left) and that you were always with me in spirit. About five years ago when I went to the country to visit our family, I stopped by your grave as I would usually do and talk to you. And on the same night when I came back to my house in Kingston, and I was in my room drawing, there you were right at the foot of my bedside with a sign around your neck and it read “Be Good”. I was so shocked and shaken that I screamed and ran into my parent’s room. They did not think I had seen a spirit but I even now still believe that it was you. Maybe up on our way from the country you had just hopped into the car and drove up with us. It took me about a week to want to go back into my room and I have always wondered if you would ever come back but you never did. And I never really understood why that sign said “Be good” or why out of all your relatives you came to me but it does not really matter.
All I want to say is that we will always love you and know that you will be in our hearts forever. Bye grandpa. Love you.
Twenty years is a long time.
But memories of you are still so fresh that it sometimes seems like only yesterday you were with us.
Would that we could visit with you again in the flesh, so that we could see that smile and hear that laugh, and share again those stories of old.
Stories of Pa Kunnu, and Pa Sonny, and Ma Louisa, and Granpa Joe… those ancestors of whom you spoke with such colour and verve.
And to see you proudly in your boat, roaring into sight; then jumping out to quickly get onto the beach and about the business of weighing, and selling; and then marching up the road, bag on your shoulder to get home to your ‘Maze’.
And to again be in your Sunday morning devotions, which no child could miss, as we sang those old hymns and you prayed for “my household”.
The softer side of you came out during those devotions, especially when, with a tremor in your voice, you prayed for Ver who was off in Nicaragua, when Samoza’s reign was crumbling and danger was everywhere.
Then we knew just how much you cared.
But that didn’t stop you, when devotions were over, if there was a boy (often it was Donald!) to be ‘taken care of’, because, it seemed, your favourite lesson from the bible was “you cannot spare the rod and spoil the child!”
For those who knew you well, we knew that that hard exterior shielded a not so hidden softer core… of love for family, of brotherhood with neighbours and fellow fishermen, a core of honour and respect.
And, respect you got aplenty!
The boys in the village would lower their voices and cease their cursing if they knew that ‘Maas Carl’ was passing. It was just not right to do so in your hearing.
It was a respect for you they learnt from their parents whose regard you had long earned.
Today they continue to speak of you in those terms. It’s an endearing legacy that we all cherish still. Because it proves that in you we have a special father, who lives on through us and in us and with us.
That, after all, is as much as mortal man can ask.
Earl, you said it all about your dad he was indeed a very good father/husband/father in law .cant beleive its 20 years time surley goes by fast may god be with you all in your rememberance and may his soul rest in peace .
November 19th, 1986 was the most difficult, and painful day of my life. Today marks the 20th year anniversary, and the pain and emptiness are still as it was on that tragic day. I miss you so much.
On our Minds, Always
in our Hearts Forever.
We love and miss you!
Your loving daughter.
I am very proud to have known Mr. Carl Moxam
(Maas Carl)while attending Sandy Bank Primary
School.He was an upright man, very pleasant and
kind .I am a friend of his children especially
Marcia,Lee and Verol.
I had the opportunity of reasoning with Maas Carl on many occasions.
Maas Carl was a fun person.
He is not here with us physically but his
memory will forever lives in our heart.
Time surely goes by fast, I am still looking at Maas Carl making his fishing pots under the big mango tree(oooh tose mangoes were good) Earl, Penke and I had such a great feast with those mangoes.
Maas Carl was a man of great values, dignity, and bravery. He taught all his children love, gratitude and respect for fellow citizens.
Most of all he was a man who demonstrated such great family values and lived a life for all to follow and apply to their's from day to day.
May all you guys find peace and comfort in his memories, and rest assure that he had fought a good fight and kept the faith.
In loving memory of my dear uncle Carl,he was a very loving and caring person.I remember the last time i saw him alive,it was at aunt Dine's house giving all his old time talk to the younger generations,when he was around you,you cannot sit with straite face.Yes i remember that day 20 years ago it was a very sad tragdy to hit the family,one we will never forget.Rest the arms of Jesus Uncle Carl.
Your neice Kathleen family.
To the memory of Maas Carl, as he was generally called. My momory of him was his kindness to our family, and one of my Mom's and Dad's ( Etna and Fred Ward's)best friend. His legacy he has left behind are in the true memories that is now lived by his loving wife, Ms Mazie and children.May his soul continues to rest in peace.
I am also amazed at how much people have not forgotten you Mass Carl but that is because you were special. As one of the younger ward granddaughters i too have memories of you, I was eight years old at the time. I remember my grandma crying , she cried so hard you and my granparents were so close. To the family most of whom i know be strong and may God continue to bless and watch over you.Nicky Ward USA Maryland
Thanks to everyone of you -- family and friends -- who have so fondly remembered our dad here, on the anniverssary of his passing. It has been so touching reading your tributes. Your recollections of daddy is priceless to us! So to our cousins and friends such as the Wards and Phanso Robinson, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
A healthy, happy, peaceful and prosperous '07 to all of you and your families!
-The Moxam family.
He was a brave and strong man.
I remember uncle Carl as a little girl i would see him by his sister aunt Gerdine who pass away.I know that he is taking care of my dare loving grandma Lorreta who i love so darly.We love u uncle Carl. From Shonia and family
21 years and counting since that sad day!
To one of my dearest uncles
I still remember that day when I got the news I was at school (Newell) I had to leave immediately, and walked and cried all the way home. He was such a caring and loving uncle, in his presence you just could not stop laughing.
We miss you uncle Carl and in our hearts you occupy a special space.
Happy Easter, Daddy!
I recall how much you enjoyed your Easter bun and cheese.
I'll remember always, too, your admonition to us from the Book of John, "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give unto you, not as this world giveth...." Every Sunday morning you'd end our usual devotion with that quote from Jesus to his disciples on the night before he was to be crucified. And how fitting to recall that this Easter season.
We love and miss you dearly, daddy. How I wish you could've known my children. But not to worry, I share the countless anecdotes with them and they love you!
Your loving daughter,
As boys, he and his brothers used to walk all the way to Kingston and back with their father, Norman Moxam, to sell live chickens.
The birds were transported in containers strapped onto their donkeys while they walked alongside the donkeys.
It was partly from those experiences that they developed their strong work ethic. Not the easy way out in life for them, but by the sweat of their brows... and they and their children did eat bread.
That attitude was not confined to our family, but was part of the culture of the community.
Hard work, pride in honest labour, caring for each other. These are enduring values that served them well in their time and remain as relevant in the 21st century.
wow!!!nice photo...i remember the days on the seaside at calabash bay he my dad Gosten and the rest going and comeing from sea fun days..love you uncle carl..Rohan..
I always have a special part reserved in my heart full of fond memories of my daddy Carl Moxam. I still admire my dad for his courage and for the stand he took in setting and keeping high standards with regards to justice, law, order and discipline in his activities both at home and in the community. He was full of love and tender care for all his family and for others. I will always hold dear the memories of his warmth and strong character which help to make him the person that he was.
My love for him is still afresh in my heart today, tears still flow.
Rest in peace Daddy.
I always remember Mass Carl as a hard working man. A brave strong Fisherman he was and a good family man as he took care of his home like any good man should.
I am very proud to be apart of his family, my only regret is that he is not here with us today.
May his soul rest in peace.
Can someone tell me how Carl Moxam fits into the Moxam family tree? his parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters?
Carl Moxam is first cousin to your grandfather, Oliver Moxam. His father was Norman Moxam, whose brother, Lawrence, was Oliver's father.
Here's a bit more of the Moxam family tree:
Richard 'Sonny' Moxam was born in the 1850's. His sons included Richard ('Chaddie') and Eustace ('Tass')along with Norman and Lawrence. The daughters included Julia (married Ebanks), Agnes (married Gordon), Emily/ 'Pindy' (married Swaby) and Ida.
I never met Carl Moxam, however he is still in my heart and will always be part of my life. I admired his pictures for years. REST IN PEACE.
May god bless this family.
It is hard to comprehend that it has been 25 years since our lives were shattered with the shocking news that our beloved father, Carl Aaron Moxam, had been snatched from our lives. It was Wednesday, November 19,1986 to be exact. Oh how we have missed you daddy! You were a mere 58 years old!
I fondly recall your letters to me all began, "Dearly Beloved Daughter...." What I wouldn't give to have you here with us still.
Instead, I can only say, till we meet again.
Your beloved daughter.
Hi Crystal / Earl,
My name is Paul Moxam and live here in London. My dad was Fernando Ebanks (Aka Claflin) who was the son of Emily Moxam. Died died in Treasure Beach in 1996 (13 March). Can you confirm his fathers details? I have been told it is Mike Ebanks, but other than that - nothing. Anybody have a pic of my dad as a young man?
Correction to the information I passed on to Crystal on March 17, 2010 above: Richard "Sonny" Moxam was born in 1864, to the best of my knowledge.