‘Intelligence, Spirit And Passion For Bermuda’

June 12, 2017

[Written by Eron Hill]

The Hon. Shawn Crockwell, J.P, M.P will forever be a Bermudian legend.

First, I wish to extend my deepest condolences to Mr. Crockwell’s family, friends and colleagues. It is my heartfelt and fervent prayer that you are able to find comfort during this time of bereavement.

You see, Mr. Shawn Crockwell MP JP was much more than a Member of Parliament — he was the personification and embodiment of hope for all young Bermudians — myself included.

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Mr. Crockwell’s life is a testament to what is possible through hard work, determination, and a relentless will to succeed.

His successes prove that no matter who you are, no matter where you are, or what you’re going through, it is never too late to chart a new course, start a new chapter, and make it your best- simply put, his successes shined as a metaphorical beacon for all those that may feel their temporary circumstance is or will dictate their future.

His successes prove that with dedication, perseverance, and being on your grind the sky is the proverbial limit. Such is his legacy and gift to Bermuda.

Irrespective of political differences, one had to admire and respect his sheer intelligence, formidable spirit and passion for the people of Bermuda.

He was the quintessential example that contrary to the beliefs of some, public servants are not homogenous in spirit, reason or action- he believed in calling a spade a spade, and was a man of his convictions.

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Throughout his career, and as evidenced more so in recent times, we witnessed Mr. Crockwell take a number of historic stands against the sitting government; these stands were always firmly grounded in principle and deep personal belief.

It was and will remain forever clear that this was a principled and passionate advocate for social justice and equality- a true man of the people, not above, but equal.

To the Honourable Mr. Shawn Crockwell JP, MP, you gave hope to so many, and your life and your story will continue to inspire generations to come.

You will forever remain the image of boldness in the face of overwhelming adversity and power; for that, Bermuda is eternally grateful- thank you! May you rest in peace.

- Eron Hill

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