In issuing a message of condolence, Sir Cuthbert penned, “God gave to this Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, a Governor- General who, to the very highest possibility, and to the very uttermost, always tried to act in a manner worthy of his high calling. He was indeed God’s creation of dignity and of ability. As a comment I must say quite simply that, as they did for Saint Peter the gates will always open of their own accord if one is in the company of God’s angels.
“Therefore, though mourning the death, I honour and revere Sir Clements’s life. It is comforting to know that there was a definite place in the purpose of God for Sir Clement Arrindell. It gives greater meaning and dignity to Sir Clement’s life for us to realize that it is the working out of God’s own conception. Sir Clement gave to God his mind, so that God would turn into it God’s own thoughts. Sir Clement gave to God his heart, so that God would fill it with God’s own quality of love. Sir Clement gave to God his hands, his body, his entire being, so that through them God might fulfil God’s own will. Therefore may peace and comfort dwell in the hearts of Sir Clement’s relatives; and may Sir Clement Arrindell rest in peace.”
The Governor General expressed that the beautiful unfolding of Sir Clement’s life – his process of growth and his coming into his own empowerment is of no surprise to him.
“In his early youth, I maintained daily and close contact with him, for I was his teacher even before his Grammar school days. I therefore had the opportunity and privilege to observe the brilliant potential which the future has not failed to honour,” said Sir Cuthbert.
As final preparations continued for Thursday 7th April, 2011’s State Funeral of His Excellency Sir Clement, flags are being flown at half-staff.
(This article was written with content incorporated from a CUOPM press release)