Online condolence book for late trade union stalwart
An online condolence book has been set up for people to pay tribute to a former government senator and Bermuda Industrial Union veteran.
LaVerne Furbert was 74 when she died last month.
The Cabinet Office announced today that the condolence book was created online for the labour activist and trade unionist.
A spokeswoman said: “LaVerne Furbert was the writer of the column In My Opinion and editor of The Workers Voice, a monthly newspaper published by the Bermuda Industrial Union.
“Prior to this, she was the editor for the weekly newspaper, Bermuda Times.
“Ms Furbert was appointed to the Senate in November 2010 and served as Junior Minister of Education and Junior Minister for Youth, Families, Sports and Community Development.
“She was also a member of numerous government boards over the years.”
• Members of the public were invited to add condolences and memories at www.remembr.com/laverne.furbert