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(Photos) State Funeral for Sir Clifford Darling
By The Bahamas Weekly News Team
Jan 6, 2012 - 2:30:28 PM

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SLIDE SHOW Photos © Azaleta Ishmael-Newry

Nassau, Bahamas - A State Funeral was held on January 5th, 2012 for Sir Clifford Darling GCVO, the fourth Governor-General of The Bahamas. Sir Clifford Darling born February 6th, 1922 on  Acklins Island Bahamas, served from 1992 until his retirement on January 2, 1995.

Sir Clifford died on December 27, 2011.  He was 89 years old.  He is survived by his wife, Lady Igrid Darling, his children and other relatives.

Sir Clifford Darling, no stranger to Bahamian politics, played quite an active role in that arena; he was a Senator from 1964–67, Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly from 1967-69, Minister of State in 1969, Labour and Welfare in 1971 and Labour and National Insurance from 1974-77. He was Speaker of the House of Assembly from 1977 until becoming Governor-General in 1992.

Lady Darling is greeted by Reverend Morrison Photo © Azaleta Ishmael-Newry

During his earlier years,  he worked as a taxi cab driver, and served as both the general secretary, and president of the Bahamas Taxi Cab Union.

*Special thanks goes to Wikipedia for the background information on Sir Clifford.


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The state funeral for Sir Clifford Darling on January 5th, 2012. Photo © Azaleta Ishmael-Newry

SLIDE SHOW Photos © Azaleta Ishmael-Newry

Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham and the Governor General, His Excellency, Sir Arthur Foulkes Photo © Azaleta Ishmael-Newry

Lady Darling and her brother arrive at the church Photo © Azaleta Ishmael-Newry

Photo © Azaleta Ishmael-Newry

Photo © Azaleta Ishmael-Newry

SLIDE SHOW Photos © Azaleta Ishmael-Newry (One photo credit to Derek Smith)

Photo © Azaleta Ishmael-Newry

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