Businessman John Sabga dies

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 11:45

Businessman John Sabga has died after battling pancreatic cancer for the last 10 months.

56-year-old Sabga passed away peacefully at his Pine Groves, Maraval home this morning in the presence of family members.

Sabga was known for his involvement in several restaurants, including Trotters, Buzo, Prime, Panini Cafe and Sticky Bones.

His son Matthew said his father was the hardest worker he knew and will be remembered for his work ethic among his other admirable traits.

"He was someone who enjoyed working. He worked even when he didn't have to. Up until the last month when he was sick, he still continued and he even used the different technologies we have today to continue working," Matthew said.

He said his father was a committed family man and always "did it for others" because he had a genuine passion for helping people.

Work was not his only passion. Sabga was also involved in sports.

In cricket, he was an active member of the Queen's Park Cricket Club and in football he ran on former FIFA referee Ramesh Ramdhan's ticket for the post of Vice-President of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) in the November 2015 executive elections.

Matthew said his father was actively involved in sports all his life.

Sabga leaves to mourn, his wife of 29 years - Natalie and was the father of two, Matthew and Amanda.

The family will release funeral arrangements soon but says he will be laid to rest next Tuesday.