Former senator to receive official funeral

Williams was nominated Senator by the Dominica Freedom Party in 1978
Williams was nominated Senator by the Dominica Freedom Party in 1978

The Government of Dominica has afforded the late Phillip K Williams on Official Funeral on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

The Government of Dominica has declared Saturday, April 18, 2015 an official day of mourning as a mark of respect for the late Phillip K Williams, former Senator in the House of Assembly.

He died on April 3, 2015.

The Dominican Flag will be flown half-staff on all public buildings in the State on the day of mourning, Saturday, April 18, 2015.

On November 3, 1978 Phillip K Williams was nominated by the Dominica Freedom Party to serve as a Senator in the House of Assembly, a position he held till June 26, 1979. He was also a member of the LaPlaine Village Council from 1963 to 2000 serving as Chairman from 1967 to 1997.

In 1997 Phillip K Williams was awarded Dominica’s third highest award, the Meritorious Service Award. He worked as an agriculturist, overseer, insurance agent and farmer during his extensive career that spanned over seven decades.

Phillip K Williams was born in LaPlaine on December 24, 1923.

He leaves to mourn his wife Stephanie and children Davenport, Earline, Ervin, Fitzroy, Gifford, Heather, Ingrid, Jefferson, Oswald, Primrose and Reginald.

His Excellency, the President Charles Savarin and Mrs Savarin, Prime Minister the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit and Mrs Skerrit, and other members of Cabinet, Honourable Alix Boyd-Knights, Speaker and other members of parliament, members of the Diplomatic Corps and other Government Officials are expected to attend the Official Funeral for the late Phillip K Williams.

Public viewing shall be from 2:00pm at the LaPlaine Baptist Church. The Official Funeral Service will commence at 3:00pm.

The late Phillip K Williams will be laid to rest at the LaPlaine CUM Cemetery. All official mourners are requested to be in their seats no later than 2:45pm.


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  1. Ivory...
    April 20, 2015

    Mr. PK, Will be remembered by many…He took his final flight to his rightful and peaceful home…RIP sir…

  2. TELE
    April 20, 2015

    Thanks to the Govt of Dominica > great job. Rest in perfect peace Mr PK Williams. A good citizen in the Laplaine community.

  3. Neutral
    April 19, 2015

    My condolences to the family and friends of the late Mr. Phillip Williams. May his soul rest in peace.

  4. April 19, 2015

    Thank you Sir and .. RIP..

  5. True DLP Voice
    April 18, 2015

    Any time I read an article or news and see the title of “His Excellency”, and “President” before the name of Charles Savarin, I get turned off and cannot continue to read the article. To me it’s like one day forgetting all the ills satan has caused to humanity and one day end up calling him “lord” which will never happen.

  6. L'enclo
    April 18, 2015

    RIP Mr PK. Remembering our banter….this time Dyer and Dyer couldn’t save you my friend. People of La Plaine above a certain age will know of your contribution to our village. We give thanks.

  7. Baboolee
    April 18, 2015

    Sympathies to family and you KG (Cpl.Williams) during this time. Hold strong.

  8. art laudat
    April 17, 2015

    my sincere sympathy to my workmate from the forestry division Jefferson williams

  9. UsualSuspect
    April 17, 2015

    RIP dear cousin PK aka Coco Féh

  10. Titiwi
    April 17, 2015

    No disrespect but it is less than 24 hrs. to the good man’s funeral. Couldn’t GIS have announced that earlier? Now it looks like just an afterthought.

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