Barbados Labour Party MP of St Michael North East remembers her former colleague, the late PM of Barbados: David Thompson

In this week I have come to fully understand that the Will of God cannot be questioned. This does not in any way diminish the grief that we inevitably feel at moments such as this.

The passing of The Prime Minister the Honourable David Thompson at such a young age may test our faith and our spirituality both as individuals and as a nation. But we must never question the will of God.

"I knew David from school days. While we served on opposite sides of the political aisle for the last 2 decades there was always mutual respect. This was sometimes misunderstood in the deep but unfortunate tribalism of Barbadian politics."

There was no doubt from his days at school what his passion was. His was a life of public service. His love of Barbados was clear to all. His commitment to his party was unquestionable.

As a leader he excited intense emotional reactions. Whether you agreed with his views or not you could not deny that he was the consummate politician of his generation.

While David was the Prime Minister of Barbados we must remember that first and foremost he was a husband and father. It is to his family – Mara and their daughters that my thoughts go. I cannot but help think of the tragic loss they are feeling. For them, it will be a daily loss. I pray God’s blessings upon them and trust that they will be comforted in the knowledge that he has been relieved of his pain and he has gone to rest.

Mia Amor Mottley Q.C., M.P.
23rd October, 2010

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  1. Dear Mara:

    What a tragedy!

    My sincere thoughts are with you and the girls at the tragic passing of your husband and father. I offer my deepest condolences to the family and pray that God will have mercy on his soul since He has delivered him from his agony. I ask the Blessed Mother to envelop all of you in her Sacred Mantle giving you the comfort and strength and sustain you not only through your bereavement but also as you continue life without him. God gives and He takes away but He will also fill that void with His peace and His love. I am so sorry that I am presently out of the island and probably will not be back in time for the burial. You have been in my thoughts and prayers as his situation progressed. May you find comfort knowing that he was loved by the nation he served. Though the coming days will not be easy rest assure He will never leave you nor forsake you. MAY HE REST IN THE PEACE OF CHRIST.

    God bless you and the girls.
    Peace and love,

    Marian Fedee



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