PLP Extends Condolences To Henry Family

May 13, 2014

The PLP has extended condolences following the passing of Mrs. Brennell Henry, a life member of the Progressive Labour Party.

A statement from the Party said, “The Bermuda Progressive Labour Party extends condolences to the family of the late Brennell Henry, a life member of the Party who joined when the Party was in its infancy.

“For many years, Mrs. Henry served as Membership Secretary and it is believed that until her death, was the sole surviving member of the original Central Committee of the Party.”

“Recently Mrs. Henry was honoured by the PLP at the Party’s fiftieth anniversary celebration that was held in November 2013. At that time, Mrs. Henry was given a standing ovation by the Party Leader and others in attendance for her long and dedicated service to the Party.

“Until her illness some years ago, Mrs. Henry rarely missed a Central Committee meeting and could be counted on to serve the Party in various capacities, including providing baked goods for sale to help raise funds.”

“A member of Devonshire Branch, Mrs. Henry, and the late Mrs. Leonie Richards, sister to the late Dame Lois Browne-Evans, were instrumental in the Dame Lois’ success at the polls in 1963. Dame Lois would rarely canvass without her canvassing team of Henry and Richards.”

“Party Leader, Marc Bean said that he was saddened to hear of the news of Mrs. Henry’s passing and recalled how he was proud to have honoured her with a special 50th Anniversary pin on behalf of the Party last November. He offered condolences to her children, grandchildren and other family members.”

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  1. Terry says:

    Condolences to family.

  2. Speed Up Bye says:

    Sincerest condolences to his family and friends.

  3. Steve Biko says:

    Condolence to the Family, Friends and Party.
    Someone who experienced the Struggle and was committed to the Cause.
    The Struggle continues.

    • Steve Biko says:

      Not surprised with de DISLIKES I could just imagine de antagonist racist she had to deal with !

      • mixitup says:

        Haha! I commented on the ‘dislikes’ and Bernews did not post it. I Guess my post was a bit too much.

        Let me re phrase it. It’ll be interesting to know who those 9 dislikes came from.

  4. Da plumber says:

    My heart felt condolences to Mrs. Bernell Henry’s family you will be missed God has gained an angel life well done Mrs. Henry proud to have known you PLP all the way all the way PLP.

  5. Dr. the Hon. Ewart F. Brown says:

    Ms.Henry represented the heart and soul of the PLP. She was a dedicated life member who was totally committed to the agenda of our party. May she rest in peace!

  6. Hot Button says:

    A real work horse. May she work in peace. A genuine and committed woman.Young people could learn a lot from her: Mary Hayward, Hyacinth Burgess Lavern Furbert, Gwen Robinson and so many others who did so much to make Bermuda a better place and were the real work horses for working class people.

  7. To the Henry family our condolences but our loss is Heavens gain, the work here on earth has ended and the rewards in heaven has just begun. I can see Dame Lois smiling for a champion has come home.