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State Mourning

The coffin lay in state inside the LA Chambers, in front of the Speaker's Chair.

The mortal remains of the late Hon. Edna Moyle, OBE, JP, who is a former House Speaker, Government Minister and legislator, lay in state in a Cayman Islands flag-draped casket in the Legislative Assembly Chambers Thursday, 30 May 2013.

It is the first time that the chambers were opened up to the public for such a purpose. The lying-in-state took place between 10.00 am and 3.00 p.m.

After the casket was placed in the House this morning, members of the late Speaker's family led the viewing, followed by the new House Speaker, Hon. Juliana O'Connor-Connolly, JP, and the Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) headed by the Premier, Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP.

The Deputy Governor, the Hon. Franz Manderson, Cert. Hon., JP, led civil servants paying their last respects.

The casket received full official honours and was guarded by a two-person team from the uniformed services.

On Saturday (1 June 2013), the official funeral for Mrs. Moyle starts with a procession from the Bodden Funeral Home at 11.00 a.m. It will traverse through the central precincts of George Town, before moving to North Side district for funeral services at 3.00 p.m. at the Clifton Hunter High School in Frank Sound. Interment follows in the late Speaker's family plot in North Side.

(GIS)

For further information contact: Bina Mani




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