Late First Dominica Prime Minister, Patrick Roland John’s State funeral is scheduled for September 29, 2021, with three days of mourning from September 27 to 29, 2021
The Late Patrick Roland John
In a statement sent to the media on September 10, 2021 - The Government of Dominica has officially announced the date for the funeral of the late Mr. Patrick Roland John – this will will be held on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. This date has been provided by his wife, Mrs. Desiree John. In accordance with the Cabinet Decision of July 31, 2001, the late Patrick Roland John, being a former Prime Minister, shall be accorded a State Funeral.
Cabinet has directed that a three (3) day period of mourning beginning Monday, September 27 to Wednesday, September 29, 2021 will be observed. The Dominican Flag shall be flown at half-staff on all public buildings in the State on the official days of mourning.
Mr. Patrick Roland John served as Dominica’s first Prime Minister from November 3, 1978 to June 21, 1979 after leading the island to political independence from Great Britain. Prior to independence, Mr. John served as Premier of Dominica from July 26, 1974 to November 3, 1978.
Further details of the lying-in state, funeral and burial will be provided in a subsequent statement. The Government of Dominica wishes to express its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the late Mr. Patrick Roland John.
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