Premier Dunkley: “A Tragic Loss We All Share”

October 31, 2014

1-photo (1)[Updated] “A tragic loss we all share,” said Premier and Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley today [Oct 31] after hearing of the sudden passing of Firefighter Alvin Baker.

“Firefighter Baker was a popular, professional and highly valued member of the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service and I know that ‘family’ is today mourning his loss,” Premier Dunkley said.

“At this time, however, our hearts and prayers must be with Mr. Baker’s immediate family and friends who will so keenly feel the pain of his sudden passing.

“Along with other members of the BF&RS, Mr. Baker was one of those individuals who worked extremely hard to help residents after the recent storms.

“On behalf of the Government, especially the Ministry of National Security, and the people of Bermuda I express my sincere condolences to his family, friends and his work colleagues at this difficult time.”

Update 5.12pm: Shadow Minister of National Security Walter Roban also paid tribute, saying: “The Progressive Labour Party offers our sincerest condolences to the Bermuda Fire Service and to the family and friends of Firefighter Alvin Baker, who passed away yesterday. Mr. Baker was a dedicated firefighter and served Bermuda well. May you be comforted by your memories.”

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  1. Belmont Cricket Team says:

    RIP Baker! Still can’t believe this is true. Dammmnnn. Going to really miss having you around. The whole Belmont Cricket Team Family has lost a legend! Amazing, kind, funny teammate who will forever be remembered.

  2. tsda says:

    RIP Baker. RESPICE FINEM. Condolences and prayers to the family.

  3. Chris Famous says:

    Respice Finem

    Class of 86

  4. kevin says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and and to the Baker family no one could ever quantify your contribution and sacrifice.
    Kevin 815 EVD

  5. Truth Seeker says:


  6. To the Baker family in your time of loss we are praying for you and with you, may your loss be heaven’s gain.death is never easy and seemingly harder when it is sudden, so may the strength of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be felt by you all at this time,may the peace of God rest upon you and your family and to all of his friends,colleagues and associates.

  7. Errin Butterfield says:

    R.I.P. Baker. Can’t believe it. My deepest condolences to Aunt Joy your family and friends. Definitely gone to soon. Just thinking about those back in the day childhood memories. I am sure going to miss seeing you around from time to time. Bless your soul.