Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Rowley's tribute to John D

Photo from Keith Rowley FB page
It is with a profound sense of grief and loss that I, on my own behalf and on behalf of the People’s National Movement (PNM), record the death of one of our great Party Stalwarts Mr. John S Donaldson, Jr.

Mr. Donaldson was a dedicated and loyal Party Member who made a sterling contribution to the development of the PNM and to Trinidad and Tobago.

Mr. Donaldson will be remembered as an authoritative figure who served as Vice Chairman of the Party for many years to 2010.

John Donaldson had an illustrious career in the Public Service as a Diplomat including serving as Ambassador to Washington and as a Politician, having served as a Senator from 1976 to 1981 and in the House of Representatives from 1981 to 1986 as Member of Parliament for Port- of- Spain North. He served with honor as the Minister of Labour and Minister of National Security. From 2002 to 2010 he served as the Inspector of Missions.

John Donaldson will be remembered for his simple and unassuming lifestyle, for not only his role in the country's history and as one of our outstanding athletes, but also for his incisive thought and his dry wit, for his love of family, love of country and love of the PNM. 

I extend my deepest sympathy to his wife Marjorie and his children John Jr. Joy and Edmond. May his soul rest in peace.

Dr. Keith Rowley MP | Political Leader, PNM

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