PR – Former Governor General, Sir Carlyle Glean, GCMG, will be afforded a State Funeral in keeping with Government’s policy on state and official funerals.
The funeral is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Gouyave, St. John.
The proceedings will include official tributes by Governor General, Her Excellency, Dame Cecile La Grenade and Prime Minister, Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell.
Prior to Tuesday’s funeral, the body of Sir Carlyle will lie in state at the Parliament Building, Mt. Wheldale from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 17.
During that period, the public is invited to bid farewell to the former Governor General. All COVID-19 protocols will be enforced for the safety of persons in attendance, and Government solicits the cooperation of the general public in this regard.
There will be condolence books at the Church and Parliament Building for persons wishing to share their messages with the family. An online condolence book has also been created and can be accessed directly via the following link. https://www.mykeeper.com/profile/CarlyleGlean/
Alternatively, persons can access the book via the GIS Facebook page.
As a mark of respect for the late former Governor General, flags will be flown at half-mast from Sunrise on Sunday January 16, until Sundown on the day of the funeral.
The Family will host Evening Prayers followed by Tributes on Monday, January 17 at 6:00 p.m. at the St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Gouyave.
The body of the late Sir Carlyle Glean will be entombed at the Douglaston Cemetery. All events can be viewed live via GIS platforms.