Premier’s Condolences: Death Of Mr Woolcock

December 4, 2014

[Updated] This evening Premier Michael Dunkley extended his condolences following the passing of Peter Woolcock, who died earlier today after being struck by a car.

Premier Dunkley said, “Mr. Woolcock amassed a successful career as a comic strip artist and as a political cartoonist. He published numerous books and was best known in Bermuda for his depiction of the Island’s political and social scene through his regular illustrations in the Royal Gazette.

Mr. Woolcock is pictured below taking part in the recent Remembrance Day parade.

Peter Woolcock Bermuda, November 11 2014-2

“So popular were his cartoons that they were compiled into the annual Woppened book series. He had a unique perspective of Bermuda, its politics and its culture and he shared that through his illustrations.

“He was a great talent, and he will be missed. My colleagues and I extend our condolences to his family and friends,” added the Premier.

Update: One Bermuda Alliance Chairman Senator Lynne Woolridge said, “There can’t be many politicians in Bermuda who haven’t felt the point of Peter Woolcock’s pen in their ribs at some time over the last few years. Like all good cartoonists, he had an eye for our >weaknesses and never hesitated to point them out to us, and to the community.

“The endearing thing about Mr Woolcock, though, was that he was a critic always as gentle with his victims as a doctor with his patient. He made his point with such good humour and obvious intent to be constructive that offense was never taken.

“Bermuda will not see his like again, I suspect. All of us in the One Bermuda Alliance will miss him, and offer our most sincere condolences to his family.”

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  1. Street Smart says:

    Condolences and Prayers to the family

  2. You will be missed....RIP. says:

    He always kept it real in his comic strips.

    I salute you Sir!

  3. Kim Smith says:

    Oh no! I am so sorry to hear this news. My condolences to Peter’s family and friends. He will be a great loss!

  4. Family Man says:

    A keen intellect and a wicked sense of humour.

    Sometimes life just seems very unfair.

    He will be missed but I have a great collection of his comics with which to remember him.

  5. Common Sense Talking says:

    So sad to hear of Mr. Woolcock’s passing, he was someone I would like to have had a conversation with; such a sharp mind. RIP. His family and friends are in my prayers.

  6. Dragoncat says:

    My deepest condolences to his family. This is tragic news, indeed. At least he will be remembered by the Woppened books. He did some great stuff.

  7. Joshua Bate says:

    Always enjoyed Mr. Woolcock’s gentle wit. His work put my company on the Bermuda map in satire, in an HWP ad, back in 1992. I wish I had sought him out to thank him. His work will be missed, but never forgotten.

  8. What a great man with a great sense of humor, always look forward to seeing him and talking with him, he added so much spice to the political arena and gave so much to Bermuda on a whole, he with be greatly missed, very huge shoe to fill and matter a fact there is none that can fill his shoes but run behind him for a lifetime and still not catch up to the giant of of a man he was.

  9. Bermuda123 says:

    Our condolences to family and friends. I never met him but enjoyed many of his cartoons and he was a feel feature of Bermuda. What a tragedy.

  10. Just a matter of time says:

    I admired his keen eye artistically in capturing well known faces with such simple accuracy. What a fun job that must have been to do. Very sad indeed.