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Dame Patricia remembered as a ‘model’ citizen


GERCINE CARTER, [email protected]

Dame Patricia remembered as a ‘model’ citizen

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Dame Patricia Symmonds’ life of service to Barbados and her commitment to education were held up as models for emulation at her funeral service this afternoon.

This was the essence of the tribute paid to the late educator, senator and social activist by her nephew Peter Symmonds.

Bishop Derek Richards delivered the sermon at the funeral service at James Street Methodist Church, where the late St Michael School pricncipal and a former deputy president of the Senate, was a faithful member.

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley acknowledged Dame Patricia’s contribution to the Barbados Labour Party of which she was a stalwart.

Governor General Dame Sandra Mason was represented by Aide-de-Camp Major Julia DaBreo. Also in attendance were Members of Parliament and a representative group of alumni of The St Michael School where Dame Patricia was principal for several years. (GC)

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