I was saddened to learn of the passing of Helen Humphrey, the beloved wife of my former Parliamentary colleague John Humphrey.
Helen Humphrey played a significant role in the evolution, history, growth and development of the United National Congress over the past 33 years, and I have fond memories of Helen working alongside other dedicated women in our great party in planning and preparing the stage for every public meeting throughout the country.
She was a true warrior and fighter and served our party faithfully, with distinction, honour and dignity. Helen was a true patriot and advocate for national unity, equality and social justice. She impacted many lives with her advocacy for children with Down Syndrome.
Helen was a truly wonderful, caring and noble individual whose support and love for her family formed a great pillar in John’s life as he fought to develop our nation.
Helen Humphrey was not only a mother, wife, grandmother and sister but a model and exemplar to all. She was loved by all and will be remembered as a woman of steel and consistency. She is gone too soon but will never be forgotten for her sterling service to the working class and their instrument for advancement and progress – the UNC.
I extend sincere condolences to her family, friends and her husband John. May she Rest in Peace.
Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP
Leader of the Opposition