Parliament expresses condolences on passing of MP’s mother

John and his mom in happier times. Photo; Facebook
John and his mom in happier times. Photo; Facebook

In a rare show of unity, both sides in Parliament on Tuesday morning expressed condolences to MP for Salisbury Hector John on the passing of his mother, Merl Isidore.

Isidore died suddenly about 11:30 pm on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH).

Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, Opposition Leader Lennox Linton and House Speaker Alix Boyd-Knights, all expressed sympathies to John, who was absent from Parliament on Tuesday due to the passing.

“We extend our deepest condolences to Honourable Hector John and his family on the passing of his mother Merl Isidore, she was 65 years…our thoughts and prayers are with the family,” Linton said.

Skerrit also added his voice in the matter.

“I want to on behalf of the government extend our deepest condolences to the family of Honourable Hector John on the passing of his mom,” he stated. “I had the occasion Madam Speaker to send those condolences privately to the family by sending a bouquet and a card of expression of condolences, from myself, the government and of course my family.”

The Prime Minister said losing a mother is a difficult experience.

“I pray that the good Lord will give them the strength to deal with the loss because losing your mother is the most difficult experience and our prayers and thoughts are with Honourable John and the Isidore family…” he stated.

Boyd- Knights also added her voice in expressing condolences to John and his family.

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7 Comments

  1. NADINE X
    July 27, 2016

    Deepest condolences to Honorable Hector John & family. Trust God will strengthen & comfort you in your time of grief. Your mom is Gone but not forgotten. God bless you & your family.

  2. Unknown
    July 27, 2016

    My deepest condolences to Mr John and his family. I love seeing some for unity in the country.

  3. Face the Facts
    July 26, 2016

    He closely resembles his mother. Hope you and your family are coping as best as you can.
    Sad that she passed on suddenly. May her soul rest in peace. Amen!

  4. megso
    July 26, 2016

    I also want to extend my sympathy to the Honourable Hector John.

  5. TS Erika
    July 26, 2016

    is a start

  6. The Concrete way the Cartel/Cabal memebers could truely express selves
    July 26, 2016

    Some passport sales fund could have been provided to help with the funeral expenses he & family will/have incurred. The agents could make $1000 each to a Hector mom’s Fund. That’s a drop in the ocean for each passport pusher or as termed Agents.

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      July 27, 2016

      @ concrete way the cartel, You are no surprise! Pure ignorance of a UWPite! even at the time of death…….
      My condolences to Hector John and his family, No one knows the hour. Be strong.

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