Half-mast flags for Warren Conolly

Flags at government buildings were lowered to half mast Wednesday and a moment of silence was held outside the Government Administration Building to honour elder statesman William Warren Conolly.

Mr. Conolly died on 22 October at the age of 87.

Leader of Government Business Kurt Tibbetts led Mr. Conolly’s wife Islay, his son Burns Conolly, stepson David Ritch and daughter Jackie Smellie, in a moment’s silence after the flag was lowered shortly after 11am.

Also attending the flag lowering ceremony was East End MLA Arden McLean and Chief Secretary George McCarthy.

Speaking afterwards, Mr. Tibbetts said: ‘Mr. Warren Conolly was not only one of our elder statesmen but perhaps one of our most profound thinkers during his time as a member of government and also during his entire life,’ adding that the former legislator, minister and lawyer was ‘irreplaceable’.

Flags will remain at half mast until sunset on Friday.

Burns Conolly said an official funeral will be held at 3pm on Sunday, 16 November, at the East End United Church on Sea View Road.

From left, Chief Secretary George McCarthy, East End MLA Arden McLean, Leader of Government Business Kurt Tibbetts, Mrs. Islay Conolly, Burns Conolly, David Ritch and Jackie Smellie observe a moment’s silence as the Cayman flag is lowered to half mast outside the Government Administration Building in George Town. Photo: Norma Conolly

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