Home-going service for BIU’s Simmons
A funeral service for a former Bermuda Industrial Union vice-president will be held this weekend.
Glenn Simmons, who died this month aged 67, was also a long-serving president of the BIU's bus operators and allied workers division.
The BIU said members should meet at Union Square at 1pm on Sunday for a march to the Hamilton Seventh-day Adventist Church on King Street at 1.30pm.
The management of the Department of Public Transportation has made buses available for after the service to transport BIU members and friends to the graveyard at Emmanuel Methodist Church, Southampton.
The BIU will celebrate Mr Simmons's contributions to the labour movement after the burial at the BIU headquarters' Dr EF Gordon Memorial Hall.
A union spokeswoman said there will be no viewing, but people will be able to pay their respects to Mr Simmons's family at the St Paul Centennial Hall in Hamilton on Saturday from 7pm to 9pm.
The BIU gas station will be closed all day on Sunday, as a mark of respect.