Rector of St Stephen’s Anglican Church, Rev. George Harewood (second left), speaking with some of those who turned up for the funeral service after it was called off. (Picture by Lennox Devonish.)
Several mourners turned up at St Stephen’s Anglican Church on Wednesday afternoon for a funeral service, but the corpse never made an appearance.
The service was being held for Geoffrey “Phil” Carmichael, who died last December 20. However, several minutes after the 1 p.m. start, officiating minister, Reverend George Harewood, informed the many mourners that “unfortunately” the service would not be proceeding.
There was a collective gasp from those gathered as many suspected something was amiss because there was no casket.
While the DAILY NATION was unable to reach Carmichael’s immediate family members, Carl Small, brother of Carmichael’s girlfriend Carolann Small, revealed there was a dispute between his sister and the deceased’s family. (MB)
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