Seniors honoured during Heritage Month
Several island seniors have been honoured as part of an annual event.
More than two dozen people were recognised at the Seniors Awards Ceremony held at the Bermuda National Gallery.
Dale Butler, a former government MP and minister, social activist, journalist and unionist LaVerne Furbert, and James E. Smith, a scholar and human rights activist were among those honoured.
This year’s event included special recognition to showcase people who attended or taught at The Berkeley Institute.
Jason Hayward, the Junior Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sport, presented the awards.
Mr Hayward said the event was a “wonderful highlight on the Heritage Month calendar”.
He added: “To all our seniors here today, this is a fitting time when the Government can collectively celebrate your contribution to our society.
“The historical legacy that you have created certainly is unparalleled and it’s something that we should all uphold and cherish.”
The following seniors were recognised in the following categories:
Family of Angeline Bean (posthumous)
Deolinda “Dorothy” Pacheco
Senior awardees affiliated with The Berkeley Institute:
Kalmia “Joan” Blades
Family of Patricia Avril Holder (posthumous)
Mervin “Denny” Richardson
Llewellyn Eugene Simmons
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