Burt: funeral held today for Speaker Lowe
Tribute will be paid in Friday's House of Assembly to Stanley Lowe, the former Speaker whose funeral was held today.
David Burt, the Premier, said at a press conference tonight that before the Covid-19 pandemic, “he and his family would have received the pomp and circumstance of an official funeral”, with recognition covering “the gamut of past and present political, social and community leadership”.
Mr Burt added: “Sadly, with Covid-19 and physical distancing, we could not give him the home going ceremony that a man of his accomplishment and stature deserved.
“We who serve in the House of Assembly meet on Friday, and I am certain that the outpouring of admiration, respect and stories for Speaker Lowe will provide some comfort until the day when we can properly and fully recognise this fallen Bermudian.
“Our prayers are with his family, and with all who knew, loved and admired Speaker Lowe.”
Mr Lowe, who was 82, held the role of Speaker for 14 years until his retirement from the political arena in 2012.