(ZIZ News) — The atmosphere was filled with love, camaraderie and patriotism as hundreds gathered to pay their respects at the State Funeral service of the late Sir Sir Probyn Inniss on Thursday at the Wesley Methodist Church.
Tributes in the form of song and poetry were presented by friends and members of the Innis family.
Prime Minister of St. Kitts Nevis, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris led the scripture reading while Probyn Innis Jr. read the eulogy in respect to his late father.
Among those attending the ceremony were His Excellency The Governor General Sir S.W Tapley Seaton, Members of The Federal Cabinet, Former Governor General Sir Edmund Lawrence and Lady Lawrence, Members of The St. Kitts Nevis Defence Force and other Security Forces, The Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas and other Members of The Opposition, Members of the Nevis Island Assembly, Former Government Ministers, family members, friends, students and members of the general public.
The State Funeral service of the late Sir Probyn Innis was followed by a procession to the Springfield cemetery.
Sir Probyn Innis MBE, was a former Governor who served as the Governor of Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla from 1975 to 1980 and was knighted by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth in 1976.
Following the separation of Anguilla, Sir Inniss served as the Governor of Saint Christopher and Nevis from 1980 to 1981.
Sir Probyn leaves his wife Lady Rosamund Innis and his three children.
Sir Probyn Ellsworth Inniss MBE was born on November 18 1936.
He died on Sunday March 12. He was 80.