OBITUARY: DENNIS GODWIN RICHARDSON

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By admin June 6, 2011 13:32

OBITUARY: DENNIS GODWIN RICHARDSON

Anguillian the late Mr. Dennis Godwin Richardson, was laid to rest on Tuesday afternoon this week, May 31, at the Sandy Ground Cemetery, following the celebration of his life at Bethel Methodist Church, South Hill. He died on April 30 in England where he was receiving medical attention.

 


The late Dennis Richardson
The late Dennis Richardson

The late Mr. Richardson, 79, was the uncle of Minister of Social Services in Anguilla, Edison Baird, and his sister, Angela, an educator residing in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. He lived and worked in St. Thomas for many years. Prior to that, Mr. Richardson was a resident in St. Kitts where he was employed at S. L. Horsford& Company.

He was eulogised by Mr. Baird who spoke in glowering terms of the life and work of his uncle (who was also his adopted father). Among his many contributions to Anguilla, Mr. Baird made mention of Mr. Richardson’s ardent support for the 1967 Anguilla Revolution while residing in St. Kitts. This included his assistance to the Anguillians who invaded St. Kitts in June that year. He assisted them during their trial, up to the time of their escape and return home. Mr. Baird recalled his uncle’s arrest and deportation for showing Premier Bradshaw’s Basseterre residence to visitors, and the St. Kitts leader’s response when criticised for deporting Mr. Richardson. “I only restricted him to that part of the state called Anguilla,” Bradshaw was quoted as saying.

The officiating Ministers at the well-attended funeral and thanksgiving service were Reverends Dunstan Richardson, Cecil Weekes and Joseph Lloyd.

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By admin June 6, 2011 13:32

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