A former Speaker of the House of Assembly to get official funeral

Pershing Waldron

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.

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8 Comments

  1. Portsmouth Ture Labourite
    August 6, 2019

    I always referred to him as “Mr Pershing” or “Mr Waldron”. A exemplary family man, farmer, professional banking financial services executive, Honorable Speaker of the House of Assembly, church deacon… humble being, well loved by all. May He Rest In Peace.

    Speaker of the House of Assembly under the Prime Minister, Honorable Patrick Roland John led Dominica Labour Party government, and stepped down as speaker after the PJ government was overthrown by the likes of Charles Savarin, then CSA General Secretary.

    Mr Pershing was also the DLP Candidate for Portsmouth in the 1980 General Elections contesting against Honorable MIchael Douglas of DDLP/ DemLab (who won) and Charles Savarin of the DFP (who called the people of Portsmouth Black Caribs because he lost) and Titus Francis of the DLM Alliance Party.

    Mr Waldron, a true Dominican Patriot. God be with you whereever your eternal journey takes you my brother. You will be missed

  2. Eleonore Lambert
    August 5, 2019

    Well done Pershine! Your shining example of Service to Humanity and the Church of God in our Region fills us ..especially” Janne Grandtance” with pride..I remember singing the AVE Maria at your marriage to my cousin Junie at the Portsmouth Roman Catholic Church …no doubt..Our Lady and the entire Heavenly Court will be there to escort you into HIS presence.Please remember us here on Earth.
    Junie and Family
    .Be Strong! Love.Eleonore Lambert and family..

  3. Marina Edith DOUGLAS -MOSZYK
    August 5, 2019

    Pershing you will be dearly remembered and missed ❤❤

  4. Marina Edith DOUGLAS -MOSZYK
    August 5, 2019

    May his soul rest in peace.

  5. Who vex lost
    August 3, 2019

    Don’t know if I miss something but I saw he was speaker for 6 months and opposition senator for 4 months and resigned from both positions.
    RIP to you sir but that sounds like quitting to me.

  6. Owen Lawrence
    August 2, 2019

    Our condolences to the wadron family …..

  7. Patricia
    August 2, 2019

    Pershing, may you rest in peace. You will be missed we love you dearly. We’re praying for the family that God will bring comfort and healing in such a time as this. My condolences to my family. Joan,
    remember to put your trust and confidence in the Lord! He will give you the strength to endure. We love you. Cousin Pat ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

  8. Jacqueline
    August 1, 2019

    RIP Mr. Pershing. Admirable man you were with strong values. You were a close family friend whose opinion I valued immensely. My condolences to Ms. June and your children…to them, be strong during this time.

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