Premier, PLP & OBA Express Condolences

August 20, 2014

[Updated] Premier Michael Dunkley and Opposition Leader Marc Bean today [Aug 20] expressed their condolences following the sudden passing of Rochelle Bascome, the wife of Member of Parliament Kenny Bascome.

Premier Dunkley said: “It was a complete shock last night to receive the tragic news that Rochelle, Kenny’s wife of 30 years, had passed away.

“On behalf of the One Bermuda Alliance, Kenny’s colleagues in the House of Assembly and the entire community, I would like to express our deepest sympathies.

“I would ask the community to please keep Kenny and his family in your thoughts and prayers as they come to terms with this sudden and tragic loss.”

Opposition Leader Marc Bean said, “On behalf of the Progressive Labour Party, I extend our sincerest condolences to the family of the late Mrs. Bascome, wife of our Parliamentary colleague and MP for St. George’s North, Mr. Kenneth Bascome, JP MP.

“During this time, may you and your family be comforted by your memories, and may your friends and family be a source of strength.”

OBA Acting Chair Susan Jackson said, “The One Bermuda Alliance is devastated by the news of the death of Rochelle Bascome, wife of Member of Parliament Kenny Bascome. Theirs was a very close relationship, so our thoughts and prayers are with Kenny and the Bascome family at this trying time.”

Mrs. Bascome, 54, passed away after falling at her Ferry Road, St. George’s residence yesterday.

Update Aug 21, 10.28am: Governor George Fergusson said, “I was deeply shocked to hear of Mrs. Bascome’s death. Margaret and I have got to know Mr. Kenny Bascome and our hearts go out to him at this awful time. We are sure that his wider family, friends and people of his beloved St George’s will give great support.”

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  1. LiarLiar says:

    My sincere condolences to Mr. Bascome and the whole Bascome family.

    54 is just way too young.


  2. Terry says:

    She was a great Lady.
    She made the best fishcakes.
    She was a wife mother and a real person with a smile.

    Sorry for your loss Kenny.


    • We Are Not Amused! says:

      Only a complete idiot would click the Dislike!

      • non political says:

        Dislike only because comment is incorrect as she had no children.

        • Terry says:

          “non political” it was a mistake on my part.
          Reality is things will never change amongst the mindset in Bermuda nor elsewhere in this age.

          She was a mother figure to many.


      • Hurricane says:

        Only an idiot would occlude something without knowing the circumstances

      • Interested says:

        Sadly, we have at least 7 complete idiots! Compassion is absent for many. My condolences to Kippy and the entire family.

    • LaVerne Furbert says:

      She was a wife, but I don’t think she was a mother.

      • We Are Not Amused! says:

        Rochelle was a Fantastic Lady!
        It was an honour to know her.

    • StillThatBS says:

      Thankxx, Yes she was…

      Our family will miss her always…

      R.I.P My cousin

      (But she didn’t have kids :)

  3. Kenny, I wish to extend my families condolences…May you and your family find a semblance of peace at such a times. R.I.P. Rochelle

  4. Joonya says:

    My condolences Mr. Bascome and family.

  5. purple says:

    Oh how heartbreaking! So sorry to the Bascome Family to hear of your loss! I pray that you lean on and comfort each other and cherish the memories. They will bring you through. May God bless you all. Bermuda embraces you.

  6. Glenda says:

    Condolences sent the Bascome family and friends … Rochelle was always sincere and overall a nice person!!! So sorry ..

  7. Squirt says:

    Rochelle Harford – Bascome made the best cheeseburgers at Tobacco Bay Beach that I ever tasted. I will miss her pleasant smile and great attitude. When she was in pain and hurting you will never know because she was a soldier. Went about her business like a professional lady…. You my family member will be missed. You have left a void in our lives…. We love you and miss you

    Your loved ones

  8. ABC says:

    R.I.P mrs bascome

  9. Y-Gurl says:

    Sincere condolences Kenny May you find the strength you need to get through this tragic time.

  10. C says:

    So very sorry to hear this news. Rochelle and I went to Whitney together. My heart hurts for Kenny and her family.

  11. Sad Onion Gal says:

    I saw Kenny unexpectedly in the bank this afternoon . . . He being his curtious self, opened the door for me and I was so surprised to see him, but I gave him a hug, told him I am so sorry & that he is in our prayers. He smiled as best as he could & said thank you. Rest in Peace, Rochelle & God bless your family.

  12. A says:

    I would like to extend my sincerest condolences to the Bascome family. Mrs. Bascome was a wonderful lady and I have fond memories of going to Tobacco Bay during summertime with my family and always being greeted by her pleasant demeanour. She was a lovely lady. May she rest in peace.

  13. panman says:

    Brother Kenny just a few lines to offer u my sincere condolences to u n the family Rochelle rest in peace she is now with the angles god bless u bro Kenny also from the B.I.A.D

  14. MYBLESSINGS says:

    My Sincere condolences to Mr. Bascome and his family.May.our Father God wrap you all in the comfort of His mighty arms.


    We Bies used to have lots of fun together in our younger days. Rochie, Angie & I. She was always happy. Kidbrock, I am so so sorry. God hug you like never before and comfort and strengthen you and the rest of Rochie’s family.