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Flags at half mast for the late Alf Oughton

Flags will fly at half mast on all Government buildings on Friday to honour former Senate President Alf Oughton on the day of his burial.

Mr Oughton died on February 13 at the age of 83. His funeral will be held on Friday at St Anne’s Church in Southampton at 3.30pm. Members of the public are also invited to the Cabinet Office to sign a book of condolence from today onwards.

Announcing the tributes last night, Premier Paula Cox extended her “deepest condolences” to Mr Oughton’s family.

“Mr Oughton demonstrated his love for his country and its people through words and action, and I trust his family will take comfort in the fact that as a result of his sacrifice and service Bermuda is truly a better place,” she added.

Prior to serving as an Independent Senator from 1993 until 2008 Mr Oughton had a long career with Belco, ending up as President and CEO. He was also a recipient of the Bermuda Health Foundation’s Salute to Service Award for his work in the community, in particular for the Health Care Review Report he produced in 1996.

Photo by Glenn Tucker Flag honour: The late Senate President Alf Oughton with Premier Paula Cox.

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Published February 22, 2012 at 8:50 am (Updated February 22, 2012 at 8:49 am)

Flags at half mast for the late Alf Oughton

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