The Government of Dominica has afforded the late Pershing Albert Rock Waldron, an official funeral on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. The Government has declared Tuesday, August 6, 2019 an official day of mourning as a mark of respect for the former Speaker of the House of Assembly.
The Dominican Flag shall be flown at half-staff on all public buildings in the State on the day of mourning, Tuesday, August 6, 2019.
The late Pershing Albert Rock Waldron was born on April 4, 1945 and passed away on July 9, 2019.
Pershing Albert Rock Waldron served as the second Speaker of the House of Assembly in Dominica from January 4, 1979 until his resignation on June 20, 1979. Following the 1980 general elections, he was appointed an Opposition Senator on October 20, 1980 until his resignation on January 31, 1981.
Waldron attended the St. John’s School and later the St. Mary’s Academy. He excelled in the field of banking, serving in senior positions at the Barclays Bank in Dominica, Antigua and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. He also served as Assistant Manager of Credit at the Antigua Commercial Bank and later Manager of the Antigua Commercial Bank Mortgage and Trust Company Ltd. Waldron also headed the TCI Bank in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
A devout Catholic, Waldron was ordained a Deacon of the Roman Catholic Church on October 4, 1996. He served the church in many capacities in Dominica, Antigua and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Pershing Albert Rock Waldron was an accomplished poultry and livestock farmer and an avid sportsman with a passion for cricket. He was married to Junie Waldron nee Walker and had five children, Gail, Kenn, Pershing Jr., Hudle and Sharon.
His Excellency the President Charles Savarin and Mrs. Savarin, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, Speaker of the House of Assembly Alix Boyd-Knights, other Members of Parliament, Government Officials and Members of the Diplomatic Corps are expected to attended the Official Funeral for Pershing Albert Rock Waldron.
The Official Funeral will be held at the Portsmouth Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 3:00pm. Viewing of the body will take place from 2:00pm. The late Pershing Albert Rock Waldron will be laid to rest at Portsmouth Roman Catholic Cemetery.