Former Anglican Bishop of Guyana Randolph Oswald George was on Friday laid to rest following a sombre service at the St George’s Cathedral.
In a solemn atmosphere, Bishop George was sent off amongst his grief stricken family, friends and congregation, who gathered to pay their last respects to the first Guyanese Anglican Bishop of Guyana.
Among the distinguished dignitaries were President David Granger, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, former President Donald Ramotar and former Prime Minister Samuel Hinds, along with several government ministers and religious leaders, among others.
Delivering the eulogy, the youngest child of Bishop George, Christopher George, gave a brief history of the early life of his father, while highlighting his love and commitment to his faith.
“Some of his irritants were bad manners, prudence and lawlessness,” he said. The younger George also recalled fond memories shared with his father and wisdom passed on.
At age 92, Bishop George died peacefully on July 18 at his Republic Park, East Bank Demerara, home.
The father of four was a priest for 63 years and served as Bishop of Guyana from 1980 until his retirement in 2008.
He also served stints in Trinidad and England and later in the local Anglican Diocese at St Mathews, Supply, Golden Grove and Soesdyke, all on the East Bank Demerara.