Former medical specialist and parliamentarian, Sir Richard Haynes, went to his final resting place during a brief, but mournful ceremony inside the cemetery of the St. George Parish Church this afternoon.
Members of his immediate family tried to fight back the tears as Lady Haynes and sons sought to comfort each other with embraces and hugs at the graveside.
As the chestnut brown casket was lowered into the grave, hymns such as Through All The Changing Scenes of Life, Blessed Assurance and When Peace Like A River, filled the air from the lips of the choir and others standing around, with accompaniments from the Royal Barbados Police Force Band.
family during the farewell were Acting Governor-General, Sri Philip Greaves, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson, Opposition Leader Mia Mottley and former Prime Minister Owen Arthur.
Wreaths were laid by Lady Haynes, sons Richard and Kashka Haynes, other family members, National Hero, Sir Garfield Sobers, Arthur and members of the medical profession, including former Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Sir Errol “Mikey” Walrond. (EJ)