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Death of Sir Clifford Darling, GCVO, JP, former Governor-General, Cabinet Minister and Parliamentarian

The High Commission, with deep regret, has the duty to inform of the death of Sir Clifford Darling, GCVO, JP, former Governor-General, Cabinet Minister and Parliamentarian of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

A Book of Condolence would be opened at the Bahamas High Commission on the following dates:

Wednesday, 4 January 2012:              11am-1pm, and 2 - 5pm

Thursday, 5 January 2012:                  11am - 1pm, and 2-5pm

A State Funeral will be held for the late Sir Clifford Darling next Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Baptist Church, East and Shirley Streets.  Interment follows in the Western Cemetery.

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

His body will lie in State in the foyer of the House of Assembly at 2:30 p.m. from Tuesday, January 3 for public viewing until sunset on Wednesday, January 4.  At  10:30 a.m. on Friday the Bearers' Party will take the body in procession from Parliament Square to the church.

All flags will be flown at half mast from Tuesday until the day of the funeral.